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  • Blog Post: Notch On Mojang Departure: ‘It’s About My Sanity’

    Now that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang is confirmed , the way forward for the studio and its founders is starting to come into focus. Since the announcement just a bit ago, we’ve known that Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, is leaving the studio. In a statement... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Has Sold 14 Million Copies On PC

    Mojang has built Minecraft into a phenomenon of historical proportions, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently tweeted the news that the original PC version of Minecraft has eclipsed a new milestone: "The computer... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Loves Nintendo, But Don’t Expect Minecraft On Wii U Soon

    In so many ways, the Wii U gamepad would be an ideal tool for playing Minecraft. Inventory and recipes easily displayed on the gamepad screen, and touch-powered building would present new opportunities. It’s a shame that it won’t happen anytime soon. Yesterday, Mojang’s Markus “Notch”... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Builds Zombie Shooter Shambles For The 7DFPS Challenge

    Markus "Notch" Persson is best known for creating Minecraft, but he likes to create small experimental games, too. His latest, Shambles, was created as part of the 7DFPS game jam , which challenges developers to create a first-person shooter in seven days. In the game, which you can play here... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360's Retail Version Of Minecraft Delayed

    Minecraft is already available on the Xbox 360 through the Xbox LIve Arcade. A retail version of the game was supposed to release on April 30, but it has been pushed back to June. According to Microsoft's Major Nelson, the game has been delayed until June 4 in the interest of including, "the... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang's 0x10c On Hold Due To Creative Block

    In a recent Polygon interview with Minecraft's creator Markus Persson, it was revealed that his follow-up game, 0x10c, is currently on hold with an ambiguous fate. When asked about the future of the game and whether it would actually release, Persson said, "It depends if it's just going... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Age Of Wonders III In Action

    Triumph Studios showed off some gameplay from its Age of Wonders III title at GDC, and how players can wage holy war against their enemies using the Theocrat class. The developers go through a portion of the game with High Elf Avulas while explaining some of the mechanics like how to research, use skills... More
  • Blog Post: Age Of Wonders III Funded By Minecraft Creator

    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson was not able to fund a sequel to Psychonauts , but he is funding Age of Wonders III. According to Eurogamer , Persson has provided enough money so that developer Triumph Studios can skip getting a publisher for their new PC game, though that does not... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Officially Backs Away From Psychonauts 2

    It was always a bit of an unlikely dream, but now Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has officially stepped away from financing Psychonauts 2. The news comes from VentureBeat who confirmed with Double Fine's and Psychonauts' creator Tim Schafer that Persson wouldn't be funding... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft's Markus "Notch" Persson Talks About His Millionaire Status

    Markus "Notch" Persson has made a lot of money from Minecraft, but it doesn't seem like it has changed him very much. Persson made $101 million in 2012 and his big expenditure might be a car. He's still thinking about it. Persson spoke about his wealth on Reddit , responding to a post... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Reaches A Million Twitter Followers

    Last night, Mojang owner and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson hit a milestone: a million Twitter followers. He's now the most popular video game developer in the Twitterverse. As part of the celebration, Valve game designer Clint Hocking tweeted this nifty photo to commemorate the... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft On Xbox 360 Getting A Bug Patch Soon

    A new update for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft is on the horizon and it fixes a ton of bugs and adds Golden Apples and Pumpkin Seeds among many other things. The exact release date for the patch is still unknown, but it should be soon. Here's the full list of patch details: Changes and Additions... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Real Tangible Version Of Your Own Minecraft World

    Figure Prints has actually been offering tangible recreations of Minecraft worlds for awhile, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. If you're playing the PC version of Minecraft, you can export your world and send it to Figure Prints (along with some money), and they will send you back a... More
  • Blog Post: 0X10C Website Gets Two Updates

    The first update is that Markus Persson, the man behind Minecraft who is currently developing his new game 0x10c, is currently working on multiplayer. The second, is that the website is slightly fancier now. You can check out the new Wordpress website here, along with Persson's update about multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Creative Mode Coming To Minecraft On Xbox 360 Soon

    Mojang isn't able to offer a specific release date for the next update to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, but it has offered a number of specifics and videos. You can see a preview of Creative Mode below, a feature that has been sorely missed on the Xbox 360 version of the game. You can check... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Pocket Edition Gets More Dangerous

    A new update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition makes everything more dangerous by adding skeletons, spiders, and bows and arrows. Along with the added enemies and weapons, the patch also fixes a number of glitches. The update is available now for iOS devices. An Android version shouldn't be too far behind... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Originally Intended For "Steve" To Be Genderless

    Markus "Notch" Persson wrote up a blog recently about the issue of gender in Minecraft. Persson's original intention when designing the game was to have the player character be entirely genderless. He regrets adding a goatee to the character and the name Steve came from a joke response... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Conan O'Brien Play Minecraft

    As part of Conan's new Clueless Gamer segment where he reviews video games as someone who doesn't play video games, he takes look at Minecraft. Sorry to spoil it for you, but he's not a fan, but in a hilarious way. He gives it a 26C on his incomprehensible review scale. Click here to check... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Facing Patent Lawsuit

    The creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, is facing a patent lawsuit, but he doesn't seem to mind too much. You can see his initial tweet about the lawsuit in the image above.The gist of the lawsuit is that the company Uniloc is suing Mojang over the unauthorized use of patent #6... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Hits 3 Million Sold On Xbox Live

    Markus "Notch" Persson, Minecraft's creator, tweeted last night that the Xbox Live Arcade version of the popular game had passed 3 million sold. "I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!" said Persson on Twitter . The game launched on May 7 and reached 1... More
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