The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is an Ode to Minecraft
The Guinness Book of World Records for gaming in 2015 has been published, which lets us know how crazy and dedicated some modern players are.
If you've ever been addicted to an awesome game and then wondered if you've ever broken any world records, we have some new information for you (and no, you probably haven't). The Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition is jam-packed with tons of gaming records that you wouldn't believe, Polygon reports. One of the most impressive? The longest ever marathon play session of Minecraft which took place in Vienna, Austria and lasted a whopping 24 hours and 10 minutes straight. Martin Fornleitner was the lucky (or unlucky, because really that's a lot of Minecraft) winner of a place in the newest edition of the world records. However, the numbers don't stop there, so here are some crazy records based on Minecraft alone:
- Best-selling indie game: The original Minecraft by Mojang
- Largest indie game convention: MineCon 2013, where 7,500 people crowded into the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
- First country modeled at full scale in a video game: Denmark is the lucky winner having been recreated in April 2014 by the Danish Geodata Agency.
- Largest real-world place created in Minecraft: Surprisingly it's not Denmark, but instead a map of Britain which the Ordnance Survey created.
- Most concurrent players in one Minecraft world: Yogscast decided to get a little crazy and push Minecraft to its limits when it had 2,622 players online at once on Aug. 1, 2011.
- Most popular game beta: You guessed it, Minecraft, with over 10 million gamers signed up.
- Most Minecraft snow golems built in one minute: We're not sure where this idea came from, but Brazilian gamer Nachtigall Vaz made it happen with 70.
There are still more awesome Minecraft records that were broken that you can check out by buying The Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition for $14.99. If those are the statistics on Minecraft alone, just imagine what other crazy stories about gaming this record book contains.