Shortly after Christmas 2012 (about 3 and a half weeks ago) the Story of Mojang was intentionally released as a torrent. I watched it and was inspired. A year earlier I had purchased 2 copies of Minecraft for my nephews to play (and they haven't done much else since) but as gaming hasn't been a big part of my life for the last few years (because I've been too busy programming) I never had much time to play the game. Seeing how engaging Minecraft could be for my nephews was fascinating so I started looking into the modding community to see how feasible it would be to do things like hook Minecraft up to OpenStreetMap. My first foray into programming logic was in Starcraft over a decade ago so I figured that a game that is so addicting and yet so simple could be a really powerful platform for education.