The “Minceraft” Typo
If you’ve ever played Minecraft, you know that the title screen has a personality of its own.
However, what you might not know is that one of the many Easter eggs tossed into Minecraft is to actually misspell its own name on this screen.
In Java Edition version 1.0.0, Markus “Notch” Persson added a 0.01% chance for the title screen to display text reading “Minceraft” instead of “Minecraft”.
Seven years ago, Persson took to Reddit to talk about this Easter egg in a post titled “Minceraft, a Post-Mortem“. In it, Persson writes the following:
“So, a while ago, I did some intentionally obscure code in the title screen to switch two letters around, making it say ‘Minceraft’ (old running gag, there’s even a ‘Minceraft’ mockup t-shirt design we did) instead of ‘Minecraft’ on every 10,000th game launch or so, and nobody found it! I was so happy about that, I finally knew something about the game the players didn’t know.”
After explaining how the Easter egg was discovered, which you can read about in his post, Persson closes with, “I’m impressed and relieved you found it. I won’t comment on it outside of this subreddit.”