There is no doubt that Minecraft has become a phenomenon. With over 126 million monthly players in 2020, this 12-year-old game is still going incredibly strong. Minecraft's developers roll out updates for the game using a versioning system with additions and bug fixes, both major and minor, being added incrementally. Some of these versions have become obscure, rare, and highly sought after throughout the game's over-decade-long run, the most coveted of all being Alpha Version 1.1.1.
This Alpha version, released initially on September 18, 2010, was only available for 3 hours and 25 minutes due to a promptly patched visual bug. Archivers considered this version of Minecraft lost media due to this tiny window of availability and the span of time since release; until now.