Minecraft is huge. Sure, when you are down below level 15, rooting about for elusive diamond ore, or being chased by spiders in abandoned mine shafts, it can feel a little cramped. Barring those moments, Minecraft is defined by the sheer size of its pseudo-randomly generated environments and its staggering ubiquity.
Wired has created a suitably pixelated 8-bit video infographic, which demonstrates Minecraft’s enormousness using a series of metrics. From the number of units sold (54 million), and the volume of the overworld (room for 1,048,576,000,000 blocks), to the scope of projects (a 1:1 scale model of Denmark), Minecraft is huge in just about every way. Some statistics are left out, such as the number of first-time players who have successfully built a noob-house out of dirt, or the total amount of times that 11-year-old Minecrafters have ignored repeated calls to turn off the damn Xbox and get ready for dinner, but you can’t expect to contain all of Minecraft’s immensity within a two-and-a-half minute video.
So, if you’re intimidated by massive games, be warned. Minecraft is anxiety-inducingly gigantic, and may push you over the edge into full-blown panic when those arrow-shooting skeletons seemingly appear out of nowhere.