[Community Showcase] Minecraft creator leaves position as lead developer
Marcus "Notch" Persson, the lead game designer for the popular virtual sandbox game Minecraft, has recently announced on his blog that he will be stepping down from his current position for the video game. Jens Bergensten, who was previously another main developer of the company Mojang, will instead handle future updates to the now officially released game. Notch has mentioned on his recent blog post that Bergensten will now have the final say in overall design decisions, and he specifically had this to say on his blog page:
"We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. He’s truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him."
Minecraft is an incredibly popular independent game, which was mostly worked on by the company Mojang, which was initially known as Mojang Specifications. The company, which was founded by Notch on May 2009, is a Swedish video game developer, which currently consists of about thirteen employees. Their biggest game of course is Minecraft, which has so far officially been released as a computer download on their website and more recently for both iOS and Android handheld platforms. As of last month, the game has sold over 4 million total copies (also counting the sales made from releases in the game's alpha and beta states).
Their next project is a game called Scrolls. This upcoming title, which is in development, will feature card and board game elements. An official release date is not currently known. The game had previously been noticed by the press in its involvement with a course case with Bethesda over the name, a case that Team Mojang has officially won. You can read more about the case results here.
Maybe finally they will fix the bugs and actually do something.
Power pure power like craig
Notch is a living hero to gaming. Who knows what under that fedora of his. :D
What i am wondering is what notch is up to now?
Will Notch be able to pull it off a second time?
From what I understand, Bergensten is also project lead for Scrolls. This will put a lot on his plate, and I hope he can live up to the challenge. I am fairly certain he can though.
I worship you Notch. I watch you sleep.
Best of luck, Notch.
This is big news. I don't feel items like the "Bergensten" Pick Axe in Skyrim or the Top "Bergensten" in TF2. Therefore I don't believe they will make items to commemorate the new leader.
the whole story with Notch and Mojang is pretty inspiring. best of luck to the both of them and the future of Minecraft.