During our time filming at Mojang for the Minecraft documentary, we had the chance to cover the development of another game that was taking place alongside of Minecraft. This game, which would eventually come to be named "Scrolls", would be the main focus of Jakob Porser, long time friend of Markus "Notch" Persson and co-founder of the company.
Concieved by Jakob and Markus durning their time working together at King.com, the idea for Scrolls became a reality when Minecraft's success led to the founding of Mojang. While Markus continued to work on Minecraft, Jakob would lead the development of Scrolls. He would soon be joined by Markus 'Junkboy' Toivonen, Daniel Frisk, Mattis Grahm, and Henrik Pettersson. The tactical card game would feature detailed art and 2D animation, a drastic change from the blocky open world of Minecraft.
The Scrolls documentary will be a multi-part series chronicling the stages of the games developement, as well as the hardships faced by Mojang along the way.
Monday, 17 October 2011 16:22
We have two new shirts available in the 2 Player merch store, both are designs born from the DVD release of "Reformat the Planet" and our talented friends at Fangamer.
These are the first shirts we've had to support a project, and since it's something of an experiment they are super limited. Like really, really limited! Maybe if we sell out of them today we'll see about doing another run, or maybe we'll try a different design. Would anyone be interested in getting a 2PP logo t-shirt? Let us know!
Minecraft Doc Update
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 11:10
Over the past few months since the success of the Kickstarter campaign, our work on the Minecraft documentary has taken us all around the US and abroad. We've talked to a host of amazing people and witnessed incredible sights, all the while capturing the continued growth and evolution of Mojang. We wanted to share some stills of the progress so far to bring everyone up to speed.
We'll be appearing at the Geek Film Fest in Miami Florida to screen a bunch of our material. The Penny-Arcade series, Reformat the Planet, the Minecraft short, and some previosly unseen Uncharted stuff. We'll be around for the whole show running July 1-4. If you have plans to go, come say hi. Personally, we're looking forward to seeing the excellent "Star Wars Begins" doc in a theater setting. And Carey Elwes will be there too! Well, maybe not at the Star Wars screening, but you know what i mean.
LIVE MUSIC Saturday, July 9th 2011 8:00 pm @ Backspace Cafe 115 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR $8 · ALL AGES
We'll also be screening our feature-length chip music documentary, "Reformat the Planet" at the Hollywood Theater the following day. (TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/665366)
FILM SCREENING Sunday, July 10th 2011 7:30 pm @ The Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. $5 · ALL AGES
Poster image by Jon Kay of Fangamer
Infamous 2 Released!
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 15:07
Infamous 2 from Sucker Punch Studios is now availalble in stores. We had a lot of fun working with the guys at Sucker Punch on the BTS videos for the first Infamous, and we managed to revisit them early on in the development of Infamous 2 to do a special piece on the comic origins of the series. The piece was made special for release at Comic-Con, but afterwards it may have been overlooked due to being released at the same time the "Cole with Hair" character redesign controversy was taking place.
It remains a piece that we're proud of, so if you've picked the game up lately and are looking for some more information about it's development swing by the 2PP Youtube channel and check it out.