Telltale know that if you want to ingratiate yourselves with the Minecraft community, you have to go big. YouTubers, streamers and Telltale fans convened with a big chunk of Mojang’s most devoted last night for the ‘World’s Largest Let’s Play’ – a public screening of Minecraft: Story Mode in Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinerama Dome.
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In scenes reminiscent of digital pantomime, the packed theatre cheered and screamed along with the trials of the Order of the Stone in the rather good Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1 as they played out on a gigantic screen.
— NukemDukem (@NukemDukemz) October 13, 2015
The audience did their best to direct the decisions made in Telltale’s interactive adventure. The resulting cacophony sounded something like Twitch Plays the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
— Job J Stauffer (@jobjstauffer) October 13, 2015
Telltale have done crowd play events before – notably with Tales from the Borderlands at PAX Prime. But you have to imagine this is their youngest and most enthusiastic crowd yet.
Minecraft: Story Mode’s first episode, The Order of the Stone, is out today on PC and Mac. Think you’ll grab a pick and tap your way through some tough decisions?