Mojang Specifications News


Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

By John Keefer, May 10, 2012 8:00am PDT

We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.


"I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months. Going about building crap ..."

- abjectblitz see all 13 comments

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 9:00am PDT

A look at the simplified but still fun Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft.


"On PCs and alikes, the world generates randomly as you explore. Its not INFINITE, but to ..."

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Minecraft 'experimental' update to ease multiplayer

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 10:30am PDT

An upcoming Minecraft update will make multiplayer easier by imitating the style of the Pocket Edition, according to a new snapshot from Mojang.


Crafting cobbled into Minecraft Pocket Edition

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 24, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Minecraft - Pocket Edition has received a new update that brings crafting functionality to iOS and Android.


Mojang details space sim '0x10c'

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2012 12:45pm PDT

You'll get to program your own spaceship's computer and patch things up with duct tape in 0x10c, the new game from Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson


"If ships aren't networked then you can only infect your own ship, right? "

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Mojang, Notch tease next game, grab domains

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 3:15pm PDT

He's been hinting at it for awhile, but Notch finally spilled the name of his new game


""Hex 10 to the power of C" was the most common guess at the pronunciation. Hexen: Power of Light!"

- Sir_Shaggy see all 8 comments

Minecraft 1.2.5 patch pre-release available

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Mojang has issued a pre-release of its next Minecraft patch, giving modders and bukkit a chance to update before the update releases "for real."


"Fantastic choice of screenshot. Really highlights the new changes, well done."

- tw3kr see all 4 comments

Young adult novel inspires Minecraft map

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Young adult novelist Andrea Buchanan has sanctioned a Minecraft map, available now, to recreate locales and make a meta-game that ties into her book, "Gift."


""author Andrea Buchanan sanctioned a special map" - "As an avid Minecraft player myself, I ..."

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Minecraft studio made $80M since launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2012 11:30am PDT

Minecraft studio Mojang Specifications has made $80 million in revenue since Minecraft launched in October 2010.


"Pfft. The makes of DrawSomething made 200 mil in much less time! Amateurs. "

- rick see all 10 comments

Notch plans Elite-meets-Firefly space trading sim

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 23, 2012 10:00am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson is dreaming about making an Elite-ish sandbox space trading sim with first-person influences from Firefly, sharing ideas out loud. It's very early days, but Persson says he has started working on it.


"And as good as the X series has been, the learning curve is HUGE. there's so many things you can ..."

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Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.


"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

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Minecraft XBLA offers split-screen, no Kinect at launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2012 4:45pm PST

Minecraft for XBLA will feature split-screen play, but it will lack Kinect functionality at launch.


"Also, I am not sure how the crafting or inventory interface will look on a 4-split screen. Must ..."

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Minecraft 1.2 adds jungle, golems, new height limits

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2012 10:15am PST

Minecraft has updated to version 1.2, which doubles the map height limit, and adds iron golems, cats, ocelots, and better AI.


"my server is already 1.0 or 1.1 or whatever the latest actual stable release is"

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Minecraft developer hires community members

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 2:30pm PST

Minecraft developer Mojang Specifications has hired some of its community members to help build a new server API and better server support.


Minecraft creator tempers Psychonauts 2 expectations

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2012 12:30pm PST

Markus "Notch" Persson has taken to his blog to set realistic expectations about his offer to help fund Psychonauts 2.


"Notch always seems to say outlandish things on Twitter then acts surprised when his legion of ..."

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