Three new dev ideas in mind for life after Minecraft, says Notch

Monday, 7 March 2011 11:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Mojang’s Markus “Notch” Persson has said he has at least three new ideas in mind for his next game once Minecraft is properly finished at some point this year.

Persson told RPS that the three ideas for his next game consist of either a fantasy version of a football management game, a space-trading simulator and a Sims-like game.

“I have many games in mind,” he told the site when asked what comes next after Minecraft.

“It keeps going back and forth. I’m really annoyed with how there are no space trading simulators at the moment. And the ones there have been always kind of miss the point. They’re fun, but even Elite 2 which was a great game, wasn’t really what I wanted.

“I really want to make that, but that’s going to be lots of work, and be extremely nerdy, and probably won’t sell very well. But hopefully I can convince other people here that they want to do it.”

But how does his Sims-like game work?

“You’re just one character in the town, just living. It wouldn’t be a super-realistic city simulator. It would be my take on what real life is.”

And that fantasy football management game?

“I shouldn’t probably say this because people might steal it, but what the hell. It’s like a football manager, but it’s for fantasy heroes. If you have a troll and a goblin in the same team, the troll might eat the goblin. Stuff like that.”

Mojang announced at GDC last week it had a new title in development, Scrolls. It however teased a Minecraft sequel, saying it’d “probably do” the game.