Minecraft seems to have come out of nowhere to become an Internet phenomenon overnight, but the journey it took was actually a little longer than that … but not by a whole lot.

Full development of Minecraft started in June of 2010, and the game came out of “beta” this past November.  Of course, this is one of those instances where it’s doubtful anyone cared about the beta moniker as the game continued to sign up new players at an astronomical rate with over 4 million paid users, and $1 million a week coming in in revenues.

Enjoy this infographic as it details the major milestones in the game, and also tells you when some of the items we now take for granted were added.

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The Rise of Minecraft