Category Archives: Mojang
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 12:49 BST
Minecraft developer Mojang has released snapshot 13w16a, adding a new game launcher and horses. It’s ‘neigh’ joke man, check it out below the cut.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 03:37 BST
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 02:46 BST
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has said the huge success of the sandbox title has affected his ability to work on new games.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 02:31 BST
The core version of Minecraft, which is available for Mac and PC, has totted up 10 million sales. Mojang openly displays its sales counter on the game’s website, but also celebrated the news on social media; lead developer Jens Bergensten hinted that the next big feature will be horses, for example. The Xbox 360 Edition has sold over 6 million copies, and as of January, all platforms were well past 20 million.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 06:09 GMT
Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition has shifted over 6 million copies since its console debut in May 2012, according to a tweet from developer 4J studios. The core version of Minecraft has been purchased over 9 million times, and total sales across all systems was over 20 million in January.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 23:32 GMT
UK publisher Egmont will release four Minecraft books in September. Develop reports the children’s manuals are called The Beginner’s Handbook, The Redstone Handbook, The Combat Handbook and The Construction Handbook. The publisher also plans for a Minecraft Annual, poster book and magazine called All About Minecraft. Egmont holds the license for Minecraft books everywhere outside the US, and has a similar deal with Rovio for Angry Birds.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 10:20 GMT
Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios has confirmed that it is almost done bug-fixing its long awaited ‘update 9′ patch, and that fans can expect a trailer this week.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 00:32 GMT
Although Mojang has no solid plans as yet, it intends to bring MineCon back to the US this year. “It’ll be in the US, that’s for sure. It’s most definitely in the US. That’s all I can say. I would like to tell more, but it’s not 100% certain so I can’t say anything yet,” Mojang’s Lydia Winters said at a SXSW panel, as reported by Joystiq. The 2012 event was held in Disneyland Paris, while the inaugural 2011 conference was held in Las Vegas. Both took place in November.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 00:33 GMT
Mojang has nominated a March 13 release date for the Minecraft Redstone Update, which adds a number of new features including several new items used in making elaborate machines, like a daylight sensor and hopper. It also removes Herobrine, unfortunately. Full patch notes are available on the Mojang blog.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 11:17 GMT
Mojang’s second development marathon has now ended. The charity event has produced nine new games available in the Mojam Humble Bundle from today until March 2nd.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 17:33 GMT
The folks at Mojang are back in scramble mode right about now, as the devs are once again teaming up with some of their friends to build some games really quickly in the Mojam 2.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 12:43 GMT
Psychonauts 2 looked like a faint possibility last year, after Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson Tweeted Tim Schafer saying that they should band together and make it happen. As it turned out, the game would need $18 million to become a reality. Needless to say, Notch is out.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 18:23 GMT
Minecraft Xbox 360 edition’s latest update will release tomorrow. The update seems mostly composed of fixes rather than adding any significant new features. A full change log is available on OXM. You can expect it to land on the XBL Marketplace tomorrow, January 30.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 23:34 GMT
Minecraft’s next update may contain a slightly less desirable new feature. Reddit users have gone digging around in the latest development snapshot and unearthed a whole bunch of new content, including activator rails, TNT carts, quartz blocks and tons of improvements – plus more deadly skeletons. Why would you want that.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 22:57 GMT
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has personally donated $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a not-for-profit lobby group favoured by the games industry for its work in digital rights advocacy.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 06:20 GMT
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition’s Update 7 will introduce a number of much-requested features found in the PC version, some of which don’t start with “B”.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 06:14 GMT
The PC version of Minecraft looks set to update before Christmas Day with a cute little surprise; don’t hit the break if you like all your presents at once.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 | 00:18 GMT
Minecraft developer Mojang isn’t expected to grow into a mega-studio despite its phenomenal successes, because the team wants to retain its independent approach and atmosphere.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 | 22:13 GMT
Minecraft fans who couldn’t make it to Euro Disney this weekend still have plenty to be happy about, with a slew of new announcements out of the second annual fan conference for Mojang’s sandbox adventure.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 11:05 GMT
0x10c creator Notch has revealed that he is working on a ship editor for his mind-bending space game, and has also downplayed the game’s appearance at Minecon following a slip-up on Twitter.