The lights are on
Sweden-based Mojang continues to see success with Minecraft. Of the 25 million people that downloaded the game, 5 million have purchased it.
Revenues for Minecraft since its official release in October total $80 million. Carl Manneh, Mojang’s chief executive, told the Financial Times the team has even been approached to do television shows based off the game.
“We’ve been approached by a number of high-profile Hollywood producers and asked to do TV shows,” Mr Manneh told the website. “We may do that. It’s hard when you don’t have any experience and someone comes to throw these ideas around. We have so much to focus on with just the game development and growing the business. But if the right idea comes along and the right people that we’d want to work with, we’d say why not?”
Additionally, the report says former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker was interesting in investing in the studio last year, but was later turned down.
Mincraft hits Xbox Live Arcade May 9.
[Source: Financial Times]
Such an amazing game...
I dont get whats so special. its like a dumbed down version of little big planet.
80 million?! thats a true testament to the quality of the experience
I don't think Hollywood should rear its ugly head in something so great, its an indie game and should stay that way. What i think should happen is mincraft be licensed to the community, not Hollywood. Let the LP'ers and Machinima creators make the mincraft shows because its all about the experience you have with the game.
Pretty awesome, I actually haven't properly played it in a while but I'm still glad to say I contributed to those sales :)
That said, that TV show idea sounds...weird. I'm not saying it's impossible to make it good but I just don't see it happening.
I could only see Minecraft as a show is if they made it hilarious like some of the flashes out there for Minecraft, like the Creeper walking up to your character and before he blows up he said, "WHAT THE F#$@*!!!" and then blows up and the skeleton is laughing crazily in the background. lol.
Pls come to ps3!
Minecraft's hard lol :P
How can someone make a TV show based off of Minecraft? The only thing I can see Minecraft being made into is possibly a cartoon. Anyways, Congratulations to Mojang for all the success they are getting. I would like to try out Minecraft one day just to see what everyone is raving about.
Best 15 bucks I ever spent.
Holy freak has noone watched The Noob Adventures on Newgrounds? I was actually excited about reading the possibility of a Minecraft TV show, though apparently I'm one of the few who thinks it could be done right, so long as it doesn't look like it's directly from the game and is on something like Adult Swim or G4.
haha i can't wait for this to come to xbox I've heard good things.
Good for Minecraft, they deserve it!
only 5 million out of 25 million people paid??? thats a shame
Good for Mojang.. As a person who tries to not hold a grudge I cant like Notch after his arguement with Honeydew and Xephos.. Still I hope the company does good things in the future
A minecraft TV show.........how would that work?