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Want to Executive Produce a “Minecraft” Documentary?

Want to Executive Produce a “Minecraft” Documentary? (photo)

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Portland, Oregon-based production company 2 Player Productions has made a name for itself in the video game business by collaborating with monolithic companies like Sony, MTV, Spike TV and G4, but their latest production — while larger in ambition — is comparatively microscopic in scope. “Minecraft: The Story of Mojang” is a 20-minute documentary short that chronicles the skyrocket success of indie hit “Minecraft” and its creator’s decision to expand his one-man video game studio. The short is also a proof of concept, as 2 Play Productions plans to make a feature film. They’ll need the gaming community’s help.

If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, you’re part of a rapidly shrinking group. The fund-raising web platform has helped launch museums, magazines, films, comic books and a variety of other unconventional projects. Anyone can start a Kickstarter page to fund practically anything they want — finding Kickstarter members willing to donate is the tough part.

Kickstarter pages usually insensitive donations with a tiered reward system. Donate $5 and receive access to a project blog. Donate $500 and have your name added to the credits.

Each project has a set goal. If users (or “backers”) don’t pledges enough combined money to meet that goal before the project’s deadline, backers are not charged for the donation.

At the time of publish, the “Feature Length Minecraft Doc” is at $31,609 of a $150,00 with 31 days to go. The page has been live for only a little over 24 hours.

Watch the shortened version of the short below, and if you want to help, go here. $10,000 gets you an Executive Producer credit. That’s a steal!

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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