Egmont Publishing Group has signed a deal with Minecraft maker Mojang for magazine and book rights covering all territories apart from the US.
Often described as "virtual LEGO", Minecraft offers a universe in which players can create and build anything they want using virtual bricks.
They can either focus on survival by gathering resources to maintain health and hunger, or opt for a truly open world where resources are unlimited.
Minecraft has 40 million registered users, 7.3m of whom are regular players. The game is now accessed on a variety of devices, including a £4.99 iPhone app that launched earlier in the year, which has sold more than 500,000 units.
Mojang has also been active in expanding the property via licensing, including the recent launch of an Xbox 360 game and LEGO Minecraft set.
Carl Manneh, the firm's chief executive, said that he was "excited" to partner with Egmont and "bring Minecraft to a new format".
He added: "With the help of the amazing Minecraft community we're confident that we can help create intriguing content."
Egmont UK's licence acquisitions director Emma Cairns Smith said that a property like Minecraft only "comes around once in a lifetime".
"We are thrilled to be on board as master publisher," she said. "Minecraft is a totally captivating game and we are so excited about partnering with Mojang to create compelling publishing content for their millions of devoted fans."
Egmont Publishing Group managing director David Riley added: "Minecraft tutorials are always in the top ten viewed videos, on any day, on YouTube so we know there's a huge fanbase hungry for knowledge about the game.
"We also know how children love to build things and they love gaming online. Publishing rights for this virtual building blocks game represent a huge opportunity for us.
"The deal is a great fit with Egmont and sits brilliantly amidst our growing portfolio of viral video, social media, virtual world, mobile and online gaming entertainment properties."
Egmont already represents various authors, illustrators and characters, including Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), Enid Blyton, Lemony Snicket, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tintin, Mr Men, Thomas & Friends and Ben 10.