Steve is one of the default playable characters of the video game Minecraft, and the male counterpart to Alex. Steve has since become one of the most iconic video game characters in history, and a mascot of Minecraft, second only to the Creeper.


The default player model was originally added in the rd-132328 version of Minecraft, where it was used as the model of a very basic mob named Humans[2]. This model would later be used as a player model for the first time in the 0.0.15a version of Minecraft, for the newly added multiplayer mode.[3] Markus "Notch" Persson first called Steve his name in 2010, where he was called Steve?[4]. This would later become his official name as confirmed in the "change skin" section on as well as in multiple official skin packs.


Game Release Date Console
Minecraft May 17, 2009 PC
Super Meat Boy October 20, 2010 PC

Non-Video Game AppearancesEdit

Name Release Date Type
Ready Player One March 11, 2018 Film



  1. McWhertor, Michael (November 3, 2010). You Got A Little Minecraft In My Super Meat Boy. Kotaku. “Super Meat Boy makers Team Meat reveal Mr. Minecraft, the latest indie game star to make a guest appearance in the hard-as-nails platformer. The Minecraft-inspired cameo is exclusive to the PC version, says Team Meat, coming later this month.”
  2. Persson, Markus (May 14th, 2009). Exhausted, but happy. Tumblr.
  3. Persson, Markus (May 31, 2009). Minecraft Multiplayer - So it begins.... YouTube.
  4. Persson, Markus (November 22, 2010). Notch on Twitter. Twitter. “@DrMeatBoy I honestly have no idea. And I tend to always put a question mark after his name (Steve?), you know. :D”
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