Minecraft: Story Mode

This article is about the first season of Minecraft: Story Mode. For the second season, see Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two.
This page describes a game that has been officially discontinued. 
The servers for Minecraft: Story Mode have been shut down.
Minecraft: Story Mode

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Latest version

Wii U: 1.0.1
Nintendo Switch: 1.0.0
Android: 1.37
iOS/iPadOS: 1.7
Fire/Fire Phone: 1.37
Apple TV: 1.2

Release date

ESRB: E10+[3]
PEGI: 12[4]
ACB: PG[5]
OFLC: PG-VL (Episodes 1‑2)[6]
OFLC: PG-V (Episodes 3–8)[7]
DEJUS: 10[8][9][10]
USK: 6[11]
GRAC: 12[12]
Apple: 9+[13]
Google: E10+[14]
Amazon: Guidance Suggested[15]
Windows 10: E10+[16]


Windows XP+: 3.62 GB[note 1][note 2]
Microsoft Store (Windows 10+): 5.52 GB[note 1][note 2]
macOS: 3.87 GB[note 1][note 2]
Xbox 360: 3.53 GB[note 1][note 2]
Xbox One: 5.05 GB[note 1][note 2]
PS3: 3.1 GB[note 1][note 2]
PS4: 5.05 GB[note 1][note 2]
Wii U: 678 MB[note 1][note 2]
Nintendo Switch: 4.3 GB[note 1]
Android: 19 MB[note 1][note 2]
iOS/iPadOS: 1.09 GB[note 1][note 2]
Fire/Fire Phone: 1‑1.1 GB[note 1][note 2]
Apple TV: 170 MB[note 1]



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We've worked closely with the amazing team at Mojang to ensure this story is a natural fit for the Minecraft world fans already know and love. As Jesse, players will steer their own path through a tale of adventure and survival; all brought to life by an all-star cast. Through Telltale's choice-based gameplay and a story spanning from the Nether to the Farlands, the End, and beyond, we can't wait for fans to experience this new take on the beloved world of Minecraft.

Kevin Bruner, CEO of Telltale Games[17]

Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game based on the sandbox video game Minecraft, released in October 2015 across multiple platforms with a Windows 10 release on December 16, 2015, a Wii U release on January 21, 2016, an Apple TV release on August 24, 2016, and a Nintendo Switch release on August 22, 2017.[18][19] The game was developed by Mojang Studios, the developer of Minecraft, in collaboration with Telltale Games.

In June 2018, Netflix and Telltale signed a partnership agreement, and the first season of the game Minecraft: Story Mode was announced to be released on Netflix on November 7, 2018.[20] Due to unknown reasons, the release date was pushed to November 27. That day, the first three episodes of the series were released and the last two episodes were released on December 5th.

Music for the game was composed by Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in California.[21] The game follows the episodic format that Telltale has used for its previous titles, where player choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements.

A sequel, Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two, was released on July 11, 2017, featuring new storylines and characters.

On May 31, 2019, it was announced that Minecraft: Story Mode would no longer be supported following the closure of Telltale Games. The servers for Story Mode were discontinued on June 25, 2019, meaning that the episodes are no longer downloadable.[22] Despite being discontinued, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 respectively via backwards compatibility.[23]


Main page: Gameplay

Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click narrative-driven graphic adventure video game similar to Telltale's previous titles such as Tales from the Borderlands. The player is able to collect items, solve puzzles, and talk to non-player characters though conversation trees to learn about the story and determine what to do next. Like other Telltale Games, decisions that the player makes have an impact on story elements in future episodes.[24] However, unlike Telltale's previous games that carry more mature or emotional overtones including the death of major characters, Story Mode is known as a family-friendly title, so the decisions are still pivotal and emotional but do not involve mature imagery or themes.[24] Elements of crafting and building, central to Minecraft, are included in the gameplay, following a similar approach.[24] The game features combat and other action sequences, carried out through both quick time events similar to Telltale's other episodic games, and more arcade-like controls, such as steering around debris on a road.[25][26] The game also mixes new characters with original themes to make an entirely original Minecraft experience.


Jesse and his / her group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his / her friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.[17]


Spoiler warning! This section contains detailed information about Minecraft: Story Mode that may spoil your enjoyment of it. Read at your own risk!

Episode 1: The Order of the Stone

Episode 2: Assembly Required

Episode 3: The Last Place You Look

Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place

Episode 5: Order Up!

Episode 6: A Portal to Mystery

Episode 7: Access Denied

Episode 8: A Journey's End?

Voice cast

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Some characters in Story Mode (from left to right); Petra, Axel, Jesse, Olivia, Reuben and Lukas (in his original design)
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In Story Mode, the player gets to choose the appearance of the main character, Jesse. The character can be either male or female and can also swap between varieties of clothing and skin tone.

Jesse and Friends

Order of the Stone members

Old Builder members

Other characters

Additional voices

  • Ashley Albert
  • Will Beckman
  • Katrina Carras
  • Shelly Shenoy
  • Arthur von Nagel


Box art for the Season Pass disc.

The idea for Minecraft: Story Mode came around the end of 2012 when Telltale was engaged in work for Tales from the Borderlands, an episodic series based on the Borderlands series. The idea of developing stories around other established video game franchises led the team to brainstorm the idea for a Minecraft-related game, given that the game was essentially a "blank canvas" for storytelling, according to Job Stauffer, and would create an interesting challenge.[24] Telltale began negotiations with Mojang Studios at GDC 2013, and began work on the title shortly thereafter.[24] Stauffer noted that Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang Studios was not a factor in the game's development, as their interaction with Mojang Studios began well before Microsoft's offers.[24]

Telltale opted to create a new main character of Jesse for Minecraft: Story Mode instead of using the default "Steve" and "Alex" characters from Minecraft, feeling that they did not want to attempt to rewrite how players already saw these characters in the game.[33] Other primary characters in the game are loosely designed around archetypes of common player-characters for Minecraft, such as those who engage in building, fighting, or griefing other players.[34] The game does not attempt to provide any background for some concepts in Minecraft, such as the creepers, to avoid the various fan interpretations of such elements, though they will be elements of the game's story.[34]

Stauffer stated that the game's story was intended to be family-friendly, similar to The Goonies or Ghostbusters;[24] their intended content would be equivalent to a PG-13 or PEGI-12 rating.[34] A number of the voice actors are alumni of such films of the 1980s such as Corey Feldman who starred in The Goonies, and the game includes various references to these types of films.[34] Stauffer reflected that while Telltale's more recent games like The Walking Dead were more mature stories, their original adventure games like Sam & Max and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People were written as family-friendly, and that they consider their approach to Story Mode as "part of our DNA". The story was written to be accessible both to existing players of Minecraft – both novice and advanced players – and to new audiences outside of the game.[24]

Minecraft: Story Mode was formally announced in December 2014 as a collaboration project between Mojang Studios and Telltale Games; the announcement was presented as an interactive adventure game named "Info Quest II".[35] Its first trailer was released during the MINECON convention in early July 2015. Telltale confirmed that they would release the game for the Wii U, representing the first time a Minecraft game has been released on a Nintendo platform.[24]

On August 24, 2015, Winters posted on Twitter that she had completed voiceover work for the game but didn't specify whether she voiced a character or did some narration for the game.[36]

On August 28, 2015, it was announced that the player will be able to choose the appearance of the main character, Jesse.[28]

On October 7, 2015, Anadel, an atmospheric folk band based in Napa, California, announced that they had composed the music for the game.[21]


The game is separated into five episodes, released in intervals between 2 weeks and 3 months.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original release
1 "The Order of the Stone" Dennis Lenart and Graham Ross Michael Choung and Laura Jacqmin October 13, 2015[18]
2 "Assembly Required" Jason Latino Joshua Rubin, Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams October 27, 2015[37]
3 "The Last Place You Look" Jonathan Stauder Michael Choung, Laura Jacqmin, Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams November 24, 2015[38]
4 "A Block and a Hard Place" Graham Ross and Rebekah Gamin-Arcovitch Brad Kane and Laura Jacqmin December 17, 2015
5 "Order Up!" Jonathan Stauder Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams March 29, 2016[30]

Supplemental episodes

On March 22, 2016, Telltale Games announced that three episodes will be available throughout 2016 as downloadable content.[30] These episodes will not be available under the season pass and as such must be purchased separately.[39] In order to download these episodes, you must have at least one episode from the main series.[30]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original release
6 "A Portal to Mystery"[40] Sean Manning Eric Stirpe and Tim Williams June 7, 2016[32]
7 "Access Denied"[40] Rebekah Gamin-Arcovitch and Jason Pyke Luke McMullen and Eric Stirpe July 26, 2016[31]
8 "A Journey's End?"[40] Vahram Antonian[41] Eric Stirpe, Yale Hannon and Erica Harrell September 13, 2016[2]


MINECON 2015 Trailer
Episode 1 - The Order of the Stone Trailer
Episode 2 - Assembly Required Trailer
Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look Trailer
Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place Trailer
Episode 5 - Order Up! Trailer
Episode 6 - A Portal to Mystery Trailer
Episode 7 - Access Denied Trailer
Episode 8 - A Journey's End? Trailer


There are 32 achievements in Story Mode (33 on PlayStation), worth 1,000 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows 10.

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (If different) Xbox Points Trophy (PS)
New Kid on the Block Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 1 20G Bronze
Leveraging Resources Get creative at the crafting table Make a lever at a crafting table. Gold
Some Assembly Required Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 1 25G Bronze
To Catch a Thief Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 1 30G
Out of the Frying Pan... Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 1 Silver
Safety First Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 1 35G
The Calm Before the Storm Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 1 40G
Nether Say Die Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 2 20G Bronze
Griefer Madness Acquire the Griefer Bring Magnus back to the temple. 25G
Occam's Razor Acquire the Engineer Bring Ellegaard back to the temple. 30G
No Time to Lose Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 2 35G Silver
In the Shadow of Giants Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 2 40G
Left Behind Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 2 50G Gold
Back to the Grind Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 3 20G Bronze
A World of Pure Imagination Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 3
Pretender Man Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 3 25G
When a Plan Comes Together Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 3 30G Silver
Blockbuster Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 3
Out With A Bang Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 3 35G
That's Some Pig Chew the fat with Reuben Have a conversation with Reuben. 40G Gold
Dramatic Timing Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 4 20G Bronze
In a Land Far Away Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 4 25G
It Came From Outer Space Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 4 30G Silver
The End of the Line Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 4 35G
From the Jaws of Defeat Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 4 40G
A New World Order Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 4 50G Gold
Finders Keepers Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 5 20G Bronze
Losers Weepers Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 5 25G
Friends in High Places Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 5 30G
Castles in the Sky Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 5 35G Silver
Out of the Blue Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 5 40G
To Boldly Go... Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 5 50G Gold
Chip Off the Old Block Earn all trophies N/A Platinum

Supplemental achievements

There are eighteen achievements available as downloadable content, worth 375 Gamerscore on Xbox and Windows 10.

Icon Achievement In-game description Xbox Points Trophy (PS)
Invitation to Die For Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 6 10G Bronze
Mr. Sandman Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 6 15G
Killer Instincts Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 6 20G
The Science of Deduction Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 6 Silver
From the Ashes Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 6 30G
Elementary, My Dear Jesse. Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 6 Gold
Fighting Words Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 7 10G Bronze
Mining for Trouble Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 7 15G
Trust Falling Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 7 20G
Ghost in the Machine Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 7 Silver
Breaking and Entering Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 7 30G
Offline Mode Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 7 Gold
Let the Games Begin Complete Chapter 1 of Episode 8 10G Bronze
Playing for Keeps Complete Chapter 2 of Episode 8 15G
Challenge: Accepted Complete Chapter 3 of Episode 8 20G
The Most Dangerous Game Complete Chapter 4 of Episode 8 Silver
Gaming the System Complete Chapter 5 of Episode 8 30G
To the Victor Go the Spoils Complete Chapter 6 of Episode 8 Gold

System requirements

According to this page:

Minimum (Steam)

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OS Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later OS X Lion (10.7.X) or later
Processor Intel Core2 Duo @ 2GHz or equivalent Intel @ 2.3GHz
Memory (RAM) 3GB or more 4GB or more
Hard disk space 8GB available space
Graphics Drivers AMD or NVidia with 512MB or more
DirectX Version 11 or higher N/A
Sound Card DirectX 11 or later N/A
Notes Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics drivers. Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics, Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks.

Recommended (Steam)

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Processor Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.3GHz or equivalent
Memory (RAM) 4GB or more
Graphics Drivers AMD or NVidia with 1024MB or more

Supported languages

According to the Steam page, the following languages are available in the game:

Languages Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English Yes Yes Yes
French Yes No Yes
German Yes No Yes
Spanish Yes No Yes
Russian Yes No Yes
Simplified Chinese Yes No Yes
Portuguese Yes No Yes

See also


  1. Credited as Owen Hill


  1. a b c d "Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure for Wii U - Nintendo Game Details" (archived) –
  2. a b c d "'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 8: 'A Journey's End?' Lands September 13th" (archived) by Laura Perusco – Telltale Games News, Septmeber 7, 2016.
  3. Minecraft: Story Mode ESRB Rating
  4. Minecraft: Story Mode PEGI Rating
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 ACB Rating
  6. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 OFLC Rating
  7. Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3 OFLC Rating
  8. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating
  9. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating for Xbox One
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode DEJUS rating from Microsoft
  11. Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adveture USK rating
  12. Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure Xbox One
  13. Minecraft: Store Mode on the App Store (archived)
  14. Minecraft: Story Mode on Google Play (archived)
  15. Minecraft: Story Mode on the Amazon Appstore (archived)
  16. Minecraft: Story Mode on the Microsoft Store
  17. a b c Minecraft: Story Mode Reveal Trailer and First Cast Details by Telltale Games; July 4, 2015
  18. a b "Premiere Dates Revealed for 'Minecraft: Story Mode'" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, Septmeber 16, 2015.
  19. "Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details" (archived) –
  20. "Netflix to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to service - but not traditional games" by Nick Pino – Tech Radar, June 13, 2018.
  21. a b Anadel's official Facebook page
  22. "Important Minecraft: Story Mode Information" –, May 31, 2019
  24. a b c d e f g h i "Giving Minecraft a story" by Andrew Webster – The Verge, August 26, 2015.
  25. "PAX 2015: Minecraft Vet, Rookie Each Play Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode" by Jared Petty and Ryan McCafferty – IGN, August 28, 2015.
  26. "Minecraft: Story Mode: A chip off the old block" by Jeffrey Matulef – Eurogamer, September 9, 2015.
  27. a b c d e Minecraft: Story Mode MINECON 2015 Panel
  28. a b "New Screenshots - 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Features Selectable Player Character" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, August 28, 2015.
  29. a b c d e f "Minecraft: Story Mode - New Trailer, Additional Cast Details, AND World Premiere Event" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, October 1, 2015.
  30. a b c d e f "Minecraft: Story Mode Returns for Episode 5 on March 29th, Three More Adventures Continuing in 2016" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, March 22, 2016.
  31. a b "'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 7 - 'Access Denied' Downloads July 26th" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, July 18, 2016.
  32. a b c d e f "Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 Arrives June 7th, Features Community Adventurers from YouTube" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, May 31, 2016.
  33. "Minecraft: Story Mode spin-off game announced by Mojang" by Keith Stuart – The Guardian, December 19, 2014.
  34. a b c d "The unlikely creative relationship behind Minecraft: Story Mode" by Richard Moss – Gamasutra, October 9. 2015.
  35. "Telltale Games, Mojang Team Up for 'Minecraft: Story Mode'" by David Murphy – PCMag, December 18, 2014.
  36. "Just finished doing voiceover work for our @telltalegames Minecraft: Story Mode! I definitely want to do more of that. Who needs me? :)"@LydiaWinters on Twitter, August 24, 2015
  37. "‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ Now Available in Stores with Episode Two Ready for Download!" (archived) by Allen Ortega – The Telltale Blog, October 27, 2015.
  38. "'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 3 Arrives November 24th" (archived) by Laura Perusco – The Telltale Blog, November 19, 2015.
  39. "Story Mode Episode 5 incoming. Three more on the way" (archived) by Owen Jones –, March 22, 2016.
  40. a b c "Y'all seen these yet? #StoryMode #ContinuingAdventuresOfTheNewOrderOfTheStone #ThatLastHashtagWasTooLong"@stirpicus on Twitter, March 25, 2016
  41. "#StoryMode ep 8 is being directed by Vahram Antonian, who is a frigging beast."@stirpicus on Twitter, August 8, 2016

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