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Minecraft Developer Doubles its Yearly Profits

The popularity of Minecraft simply doesn’t seem to be waning. In first 15 months since Minecraft launched, the Swedish developer behind the game, Mojang, has taken in revenue exceeding $80 million. That’s a profit of around $13 million, incredible for …

Minecraft And Disneyland Team Up For Minecon 2012
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You may remember Minecon, the official convention for all things Minecraft, from last year. The convention took place in Las Vegas and Notch officially pushed Minecraft out of beta at the event. Since then, Notch has expressed wanting to hold …

Watch Conan O’Brien Stumble His Way Through Minecraft
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As far as late night show hosts go, Jimmy Fallon is the biggest gamer of the bunch. His show is host to a plethora of exclusive game demos from some of the biggest names in the industry. The only problem …

Minecraft 1.3 Tears Down The Barrier Between Single Player and Multi-Player
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The times where I do have fun with Minecraft is when I’m on a multi-player server with some friends. The single player experience is a little too lonely for my tastes, although I do understand the appeal of staving off …

Mojang’s Scrolls Looks To Make Card Games Fun Again

Mojang made a name for themselves with Minecraft. The indie darling took the world by storm and is still going strong. Mojang can only stick with one game for so long, however, and announced a few more games. Notch’s project, …

Minecraft Isn’t as Fun With Real Physics

Minecraft has a strange way with physics. Players can certainly build complicated Rube Goldberg devices using the wonky physics in the game, but players can also ride waterfalls as if they were elevators. Oh, and things can hover in mid-air …

Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records
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Microsoft today announced that the Xbox Live Arcade port of the popular indie PC game Minecraft has broken digital sales records for the platform. Minecraft has sold more downloads in its first 24 hours than any other game in Xbox …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Profitable Within An Hour
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which is quite possible for Minecraft players, you are no doubt aware of the Xbox 360 version of the seminal indie game that launched this week. The $20 Xbox Live Arcade game sought …

Notch vs. Pirate Quake 3 Match Delayed

Last week I brought you the fascinating story of how the creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, was challenged to a bout of Quake 3 Arena by a person giving away free copies of Minecraft. The match seemed to be …

Minecraft Creator “Notch” Challenged to Quake 3 by a Pirate
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Independent video game developers have a reputation for responding to and being involved in the communities that love their games. Perhaps no single developer embodies this more than Markus “Notch” Persson. Notch, along with others at Swedish developer Mojang, developed …

Minecraft Maker Creating New Science Fiction Game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (a.k.a. ‘Notch’) has announced sparse details on a new game he is working on with Swedish indie-game development house Mojang. Some details of the game were made available as an April fool’s joke, but it turns …

Mars Effect Is The Next Game From Minecraft Creator

Notch and his company, Mojang, have been busy developing new ideas after he left Minecraft in the capable hands of Jeb. One of those games was Scrolls which got the company into hot water with Bethesda over its The Elder …

Minecraft Developer Mojang Takes in $80 Million

Mojang, the Swedish indie-game developer, has taken in $80 million in the 15 months since Minecraft launched. Tim Bradshaw on the tech blog for the Financial Times reports that the company stands to make over $13 Million after taxes. Mojang …

Minecraft Creator Settles With Bethesda Over Scrolls Trademark
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One of the most interesting legal events to happen in gaming last year was when Bethesda, publisher of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, sued indie studio Mojang, creator of Minecraft, over their new game called Scrolls. The game was to …

Minecraft – Pocket Edition Sells One Million Units
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It was just a little over a month ago that Minecraft – Pocket Edition sold over 700,000 copies. People must be wanting to get their portable Minecraft on more than ever as the game has hit the million mark. Daniel …

Minecraft Dev Hires Four Bukkit Team Members

The great thing about community driven games like Minecraft is that the fans who help create the great content that populates the game are sometimes hired on to work with the team. Mojang is the latest to join this trend …

Minecraft May Speed Up Xbox 360 Title Updates
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There is a wait time between a patch’s completion and it hitting consumers at large. Minecraft on the Xbox 360 may change that. Microsoft may be speeding up the time it takes patches to hit games on the Xbox 360 …

Is That Minecraft In Your Pocket?

If you still had any doubts as to whether Minecraft was a big deal, just look at the mobile version’s success. Daniel Kaplan of Mojang took to Twitter today to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition. The mini-sized version of …