When it comes to video game preservation, there are a ton of groups that are actively looking for any content that can be discovered and preserved. It’s quite the task, but it’s a bit of a test for fans of massive franchises when an early version of a game is discovered or abandoned projects surface that highlight what the studio had. initially predicted. For example, Minecraft is such a popular game that you would think it was a huge success, all past content and versions would have already been treated with care and preserved.
This was not the case because an early version of a game was discovered from an old USB stick. The story goes that the Minecraft Version 1.1.1 was a quickly patched game. Originally, the version hit the market in September 2010, where gambling quickly proved problematic for many gamers. A bug surfaced that caused the game to display a gray screen that the developers were able to fix in just a few hours. Later today a patch was released putting the game in 1.1.2, which probably hasn’t given much thought to 1.1.1 afterwards.
However, a group by the name of Omniarchive has been trying to find out about this build for years. What’s even more interesting is how the band managed to get a version of the game. It was discovered that a user was tweeting about the Minecraft updated in 2010, which prompted them to ask if by any chance this person still had the files from the old one Minecraft 1.1.1 build.
After searching and recalling that they had a backup USB drive for the files, they discovered that there was a version of Minecraft they were looking for. It is quite surprising to see that the construction considered lost for almost a decade was discovered by an old USB stick which was found by a Minecraft player from the moment the game version was first released on the market.