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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 Creator Releases Cliffhorse

    In his first commercial project since Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson has released Cliffhorse. (I can't believe this somehow ended up being my first commercial game after Minecraft) — Markus Persson (@notch) June 8, 2014 You can find the game here on cliffhorse.com . There is a... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Notch Cancels Oculus Rift Version Of Minecraft

    Update: Following his note on Twitter about canceling Minecraft for Oculus, Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson elaborated his position on his personal blog. He recounts his recent trip to Oculus headquarters, which was a backer reward for funding the Oculus Rift Kickstarter at the $10,000... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft PC Tops 100 Million Users

    After touching off a wave of sandbox building games and the early access movement, Minecraft now boasts 100 million registered users. The wildly popular game has made its way to other platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and mobile. In the same tweet from Mojang head Markus “notch”... 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's Notch Makes An Appearance On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

    Markus "Notch" Persson, the man behind Minecraft, recently made an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to chat about his video game phenomenon. There was no particular occasion to mark(us) Persson's appearance. Ferguson doesn't appear to be a fan of video games like... 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: State Of Decay's First Patch Is Causing Problems

    State of Decay, the very successful Xbox Live Arcade game , send out its first patch recently, and it's causing some problems. Basically, the issues that were supposed to be addressed by the patch ( you can check out the patch notes here ), are simply not being addressed. There was some kind of error... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Decay Sells More Than 250,000 Copies In 48 Hours On Xbox Live

    State of Decay, the very recently released Xbox LIve Arcade title, is the second fastest selling Arcade title in the service's history, behind only Minecraft. The game released on Wednesday June 5, and according to developer Undead Labs' blog , the game has already sold more than a quarter of... More
  • Blog Post: Notch's New Typing Game Will Drop Your Confidence

    Typing speed is the writer's equivalent of the weight a bodybuilder can bench press. We compare numbers and have frequent competitions to see who has the nimblest digits. In reality, none of that is true, but if it were, our performance enhancing drug would be Notch's new free browser game, Drop... 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: 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 Sells Nearly Half A Million On Christmas

    Minecraft is available on nearly every system known to man at this point, meaning it's really easy to buy. And people are buying it! The game sold 435,000 copies on December 25 alone. Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted about this achievement earlier today (later correcting the date). It seems... 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: Mojang's 0x10c To Miss Minecon

    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson revealed that his enigmatic current project, 0x10c, will not appear at this weekend's Minecon in Paris, France via Twitter today. Sadly, we'll have to wait longer for word on how the space sim is coming along. In the meantime, check out the video... 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
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