The Minecraft logo is used in its many forms to represent its franchise and the game.
The base Minecraft game logo is 3D text containing "MINECRAFT", rotated slightly upward. It appears to be made of cracked stone, and the letter A has the face of a creeper as a hole. Several variations exist, also containing 3D text though not always with the stone material.
Minecraft: Java Edition
Legacy Console Edition
Other games in the franchise
Minecraft Dungeons DLC logos
An updated version of the previous logo was first seen on the official website on May 22, 2009 and it would later be used in-game when the phase of Indev (v0.31) started on December 23. Changes include that the logo was made brighter and a shadow was added to it. It could be seen only at the menu screen against a wall made of dirt. It was later used in Infdev and early Alpha versions.
In Alpha 1.0.4, the texture of the blocks were changed from cobblestone to stone. An animation was also added where the stone blocks would fall to the wall forming the word "Minecraft" (this feature along with the logo was removed in Beta 1.4).
Mojang unveiled Minecraft's most well known logo in Beta 1.4, the previous design was replaced with a hand drawn stone-like lettering, in which the iconic face of the "Creeper" was added to the "A".
The logo was slightly retouched in Beta 1.8, some of the reflections of the letters were a bit decreased. This is the design that would later be used for the full release of the game (v1.0.0) on November 18, 2011 and also seen in merchandise and other media.
In 2017, the PC version of Minecraft was renamed as the Java Edition to separate it from Bedrock Edition, which was renamed to just Minecraft by the Better Together Update. This logo was introduced in version 1.12.2 and while most versions of Minecraft uses the main design that was established since 2015, Java Edition kept using the original with the addition of the "Java Edition" subtitle.
The logo was modified in version 1.16, the gray tone of the letters was made lighter and thick outline was added around them.
On August 31, 2021 one of Mojang's workers Ined officially announced on his Twitter account that this logo would begin to be used for the franchise while the detailed one would be still be used for the game itself (until it gets replaced with the one below). This change took effect on Minecraft's official website. The logo itself looks similar to the one above but with minor changes like the outline is thicker, the reflections in the letters were removed and the creeper face in the "A" was slightly altered.
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 17, 2009||Showed the first logo of the game with the title Minecraft in the post on The Word of Notch. Never used anywhere else.|
|May 18-22, 2009||Added logo to minecraft.net homepage.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100131||Added logo to game.|
|The logo itself is resized version of one on minecraft.net.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.4||Logo has been changed.|
|Added animation of the logo: stone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft".|
|v1.0.13_01||reupload||Logo temporarily changed to 1K IN 24h for celebrating 1000 sales in 24 hours.|
|v1.0.14||Logo has been changed back to Minecraft with two lost blocks in 'M'.|
|v1.0.15||Logo has been changed. Fixed the "M" in the Minecraft title screen logo and which now corresponds to the logo before v1.0.13_01 reupload.|
|v1.2.0||preview||Logo has been made smaller.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.4||Logo has been changed.|
|The logo animation was removed as such.|
|1.8||(preview)||Logo has been changed.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Added Minceraft Easter egg.|
|1.7.10||pre1||Logo has been changed.|
|1.8||14w02a||Logo has been changed back.|
|1.12.2||pre1||Logo has been changed.|
|New game logo with Minecraft Java Edition. The Java Edition subtitle is a separate texture.|
|1.16||20w21a||Logo has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|Pre-release||Added logo and icon.|
|v0.11.0||build 1||Changed icon.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Changed icon.|
|v0.14.2||Added logo and icon for Gear VR Edition.|
|v0.16.0||build 1||Added logo for Windows 10 Edition.|
|Changed logo for Gear VR Edition.|
|Added unused titleOSX.png.|
|build 2||Removed titleOSX.png.|
|1.0.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Changed logo and removed the "Beta" label for Windows 10 Edition.|
|1.2.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Replaced logos and editions in all editions with one, simply renaming the game to Minecraft.|
|1.14.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added "Minecraft Beta" logo for beta versions.|
|1.17.30||beta 188.8.131.52||The logo has been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|1.66.0016.0||Added logo for Xbox 360 Edition.|
|0.66.0054.0||Changed logo for Xbox 360 Edition.|
|TU14||Changed logo for Xbox 360 Edition.|
|1.00||Added logo for PlayStation 3 Edition.|
|1.01||Changed logo for PlayStation 3 Edition.|
|1.00||Added logo for PlayStation 4 Edition.|
|CU1||Added logo for Xbox One Edition.|
|1.00||Added logo for PlayStation Vita Edition.|
|Patch 1||Added logo for Wii U Edition.|
|1.0.1||Added logo for Nintendo Switch Edition.|
|TU57||Changed logo for Xbox 360 Edition.|
Unused Minecraft logo by Dock
The concept art for minecraft.net, featuring the logo with a creeper face.
Placeholder box art for Xbox 360 Edition from early 2012.
- "The new Minecraft franchise logo is live on http://minecraft.net!" – @Mojang_Ined on Twitter, August 31, 2021