We’re not the only ones who have survived being abandoned in Minecraft.
In fact, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE, an estimated 6% of all people have died in the game, and in this instance, there were more than 20,000 players in the orphanages at one time.
The study also looked at what the orphanaged players did in their time away, and found that many of them became “super-adventurous,” playing on Minecraft for years after they left their home.
That was true even if they were just playing in the sandbox, and it didn’t hurt that Minecraft is a sandbox game, meaning that the player could get away with anything they wanted.
It’s not just the orphanagers that suffer.
The game’s developers have also been accused of using orphanages to boost their business.
The orphanage was used as a testing ground for a new minecraft add-on, but a report from Wired reported that it had been a “scam” for years.
In a story on Wired.com, the author describes how a team of developers at Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, “have used orphanages as test beds for their new game” and “the orphanage, once abandoned, became a hub for Minecraft development, allowing them to test new features and make money.”