The opening couch gag to this past Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons paid tribute to Minecraft as it depicted the cartoon family in the voxel style of the block-building game and even featured Moe the Bartender as a creeper. Taking the time to provide a few comments on the game’s reference on the long-running animated series, Minecraft creator Markus Persson wrote the following to his Twitter followers on April 6.
The Simpsons did a Minecraft couch gag. I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Persson, better known to fans as Notch, went on to further explain his meaning behind his original reaction. It seems that the idea that Minecraft has become a mainstream phenomenon is still lost on the man who created the sandbox experience.
I STILL feel a bit like it's just this small game I made at home. It's so weird to have all these things happen.
Persson developed the PC version of Minecraft which has now been ported to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 by 4J Studios. Additionally, editions of the game are also currently in the works for the next-gen consoles of Xbox One and PS4. Meanwhile, Mojang continues to add new content to Minecraft on PC while new title updates are also always in development for the console versions of the game.