Sunday, August 22, 2010

Minecraft

I had recently spawned a new world in single-player Minecraft. Everything was normal at first as I began chopping down trees and crafting a workbench. At one point, I noticed something move amongst the dense fog (I have a very slow computer so I have to play with a tiny render distance). I thought it was a cow, so I pursued it, hoping to grab some hides for armor.

It wasn't a cow, though. Looking back at me was another character with the default skin, but his eyes were empty. I saw no name pop up, and I double-checked to see that I wasn't in multi-player mode. He didn't stay long; he looked at me and quickly ran into the fog. I pursued out of curiosity, but he was gone.

I continued on with the game, not sure what to think. As I expanded the world, I saw things that seemed out of place for the random map generator to make: 2x2 tunnels in the rocks, small, perfect pyramids made of sand in the ocean, and groves of trees with all of their leaves cut off. I would constantly think I saw the other "player" in the deep fog, but I never got a good look at him. I tried increasing my render distance to far whenever I thought I saw him, but to no avail.

I saved the map and went on the forums to see if anyone else had found the pseudo-player. There were none. I created my own topic telling of the man and asking if anyone had a similar experience. The post was deleted within five minutes. I tried again and the topic was deleted even faster. I received a PM from user name 'Herobrine' that contained one word: "Stop." When I went to look at Herobrine's profile, the page 404'd.

I received an email from another forum user. He claimed the mods can read the forum user messages, so we were safer using email. The emailer claimed that he had seen the mystery player, too, and had a small 'directory' of other users who had seen him as well. Their worlds were littered with obviously man-made features as well, and described their mystery player to have no pupils.

About a month passed until I heard from my informant again. Some of the people who had encountered the mystery man had looked into the name Herobrine and found that name to be frequently used by a Swedish gamer. After some further information gathering, it was revealed to be the brother of Notch, the game's developer. I personally emailed Notch, and asked him if he had a brother. It took him a while, but he emailed me back a very short message.

"I did, but he is no longer with us."

I haven't seen the mystery man since our first encounter, and I haven't noticed any changes to the world other than my own. I was able to press 'print screen' when I first saw him. Here's the only evidence I have of his existence.



Apparently, this image is not the only proof.


(Click here if you can't see the guy.)

47 comments:

  1. It would be creepier if there was an element of the ghost player trying to communicate imho

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  2. neat story. needs more to it though.

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  3. i found a video of a live streaming group of players playing the game talking about this story. the person streaming the game walks into his home base and sees the "ghost character" standing there. he freaks out and exits the game. I can't find it anymore but if you do a bit of digging on /x/ im sure you can find it.

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  4. Soon to be an actual Minecraft feature. Confirmed by Notch.

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    1. actually that is a false statement as notch sooner stated that "Herobrine is just a joke aimed at noobs but will never actually be added, I like the stories though" and its 1.6.6 fully released and still nothing so....

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    2. herobrine is not actually suppose to be in minecraft

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  5. My bro's down at Brocraft made this up.

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  6. wow that is terribly creepy

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  7. and i would never ever play in that world again

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  8. there is a program called MineEdit (google it). it's main purpose is to edit your inventory, but it can also move npcs to your location, and give a list of all npcs in that world. if this... thing exists, it should show up. if you see it, get your diamond sword ready, save and quit, use mineedit, and do some ghostbusting.

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  9. No longer soon to be an actual Minecraft feature as Notch decided against it.

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  10. i wonder if notch really had a brother though.

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  11. Maybe its a fake a hacker there has hacked the minecraft system and made a virus to scare people

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  12. ^this guy is from Moparscape.
    Huehuehue

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  15. He was REALLY in the game, Notch put him there out of respect for his brother, but he recently took him out in Beta 1.6.6

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  16. I've seen this "mystery man" in 1.4 before updating to 1.7.3

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  17. It's Herobrine, guys. Doesn't this look familiar to you guys?

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  18. If you guys are interested in minecraft, stay updated with smashingcubes.com
    We'e still upgrading things at the moment, but the server and certain plugins will soon be available.
    all other information should be on the site

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  19. Brocraft is amazing but i think they quit. I haven't been able to find them anymore.

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  20. he did it out of respect for his bro brian who died in a fire

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  21. You can see him within the "crosshair" in the picture.

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  22. Ok inunah thats a litte freaky e-mail me to talk more im at Kyzerjensen10@live.com
    -55kyzer55

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  23. in alpha there was human coding were if u pressed g u could spawn human but the coding was being removed so something could have happened. who knows

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  24. actually this is true... herobrain is a mod you can summon him in the world its a mod or something like that... he will try to kill you and he can teleport... also he make traps
    look for him... you will enjoy it

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  25. It is herobrine

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  26. Is it just me or is there something wrong with that chicken's eyes?

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  27. There is NOTHING to worry about. Herobrine does NOT
    Exist in any way whatsoever. He is COMPLETELY
    made-up. Do not even bother to research it, he is not real. Just made-up. Nothing to see here! COMPLETELY made-up. Do not try to find Him, for he is not real. He is NOT real, as I a NOT a part of Mojang AB who will refuse that I said this if you ask me. He is NOT real. NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!!

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  33. Biatch please :)) Notch never had a brother, this is all a joke ladies and gentlemen, this story is fake and the photo was made in a multi-player server with a friend of him or something like that. If you want him in your game then download a mod or something, there's even a mod "YAH"="You Are Herobrine"

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  34. Look at this:
    https://twitter.com/notch/status/23849639551700992
    https://twitter.com/notch/statuses/27871748827
    P.S. For those who didn't know Markus Perrson is Notch :)

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  35. Herobrine seekerJuly 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    R U SERIOUS OR R U NOT?!?!?! I bet a lot of people want to know if HeroBrine is REALLY a joke or not. I believe the reason it says: *Removed HeroBrine on almost EVERY version is because they tried deleting HeroBrine ONCE, then it failed and they've been trying ever since. now I want you to do some SERIOUS research on HeroBrine and actually ask notch himself THEN tell us OK?!

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  36. Herobrine seekerJuly 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Well?!?!?!

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  37. Herobrine seekerJuly 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    dude, c'mon, seriously, not cool. u gotta answer, c'mon man!!! Oh, and, P.S. HAPPY 4th 'o JULY!!!!! :D

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  38. Herobrine seekerJuly 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    dude, answer. seriously. o_O

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  39. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo im playing minecraft but i already know alllll but????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    my name is one david

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  40. well,you know? mojang doesn't own the minecraft forums, so how could herobrine have any power there?

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  42. ik zag hem ook tijd terug in een storm weer (bliksem)

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