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Important news regarding chickens and eggs

Important news regarding chickens and eggs

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Ok, so.. For a long time, I've claimed that obviously the egg came before the chicken, as the first chicken had to be hatched from something.

I hate “free to play”.

I hate “free to play”.

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Ok, that headline it a bit overly inflammatory. While I am sceptical of the free to play trend, what I hate is the wording “free to play”.

Happy birthday, us!

Happy birthday, us!

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One year ago, we started Mojang. Back then, Minecraft had sold between half a million and one million copies, and now we're up to almost four million...

Minecraft Happenings

Minecraft Happenings

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J!NX Stronghold Sale, Curse’s MineCon 2011 Premium Sweepstakes and Sony Ericsson’s Build for Kristen Contest.

Pre releases and Adventure Updates

Pre releases and Adventure Updates

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The adventure update is going great! We're adding features and cramming in content, and then started feature creeping and content creeping.

Minecraft – Pocket Edition on Android

Minecraft – Pocket Edition on Android

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Today we are very happy to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition will be available world wide for Android 2.2+ phones.

Open call for MineCon Speakers

Open call for MineCon Speakers

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For MineCon 2011 we are going to have two types of sessions… panels and lighting talks.

The eventual release, and the legal documents

The eventual release, and the legal documents

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Me and Jens have only two more major features we want to implement before the release in November. The plan it to stop all new development on October...

MineCon speakers: The Yogscast

MineCon speakers: The Yogscast

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We are very excited to announce that the Yogscast will be joining us at MineCon!

Minecon Swag – Cloaks

Minecon Swag – Cloaks

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We are excited to announce the MineCon website has received a major overhaul with tons of new information. Check out the updated schedule, a little FAQ...

Oh yeah, we released 1.8!

Oh yeah, we released 1.8!

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We released Minecraft Beta 1.8! It's the first half of the Adventure Update, with the remainder coming eventually!

Update on the “Scrolls” lawsuit, and a list of games

Update on the “Scrolls” lawsuit, and a list of games

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Lawyers have been sending papers back and forth, threatening each other with deadlines and court dates.

PAX Recap

PAX Recap

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For those of you who were unable to attend PAX, we wanted to give you a quick overview of what went on there

MineCon Swag, and we've got a consultant!

MineCon Swag, and we've got a consultant!

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We are excited to announce that all MineCon attendees will receive Scrolls and Cobalt alpha codes as soon as they are released! Also, We've got a consultant...

You know what’s fun?

You know what’s fun?

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Game development is fun. There's programming, design, testing and just plain good old silliness. Here's a brief snapshot - a retelling of what I did this...

MineCon update

MineCon update

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In all the craziness surrounding PAX, we have forgotten to announce the winner of the Ultimate Fan Experience...

Then there’s The Prank

Then there’s The Prank

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One early summer morning, Carl was on vacation and I was checking my email. Lydia, who was organizing the flights to PAX and such, had emailed all of...

Why no Steam, Notch?

Why no Steam, Notch?

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At PAX, I got asked why we're not on Steam with Minecraft, and I had to answer the question straight out for the first time. So I'll repeat what I said...

Minecraft ❤ Happy Socks

Minecraft ❤ Happy Socks

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We’re really excited to reveal our collaboration with Swedish sock powerhouse Happy Socks and the launch of three custom pairs of Minecraft socks!

Major Mojang news dump

Major Mojang news dump

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A variety of news, from PAX, to Minecraft on android, to Pigtales!

Prelude of the Chambered

Prelude of the Chambered

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I made a game in 48 hours this weekend, for the Ludum Dare competition. It's an action based dungeon crawler with six levels, four boss fights, and plenty...

Hey, Bethesda! Let’s settle this!

Hey, Bethesda! Let’s settle this!

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Marriage has been wonderful so far, and nobody sabotaged my computer while I was gone. The only negative thing going on at this moment is the Scrolls...

Wedding Weekend and You should go to MineCon!

Wedding Weekend and You should go to MineCon!

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Hi everyone! I'm getting married to ez tomorrow, and I thought we'd celebrate by giving one free copy of Minecraft to everyone who buys the game!

Bethesda are suing us, here’s the full story!

Bethesda are suing us, here’s the full story!

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First of all, I love Bethesda. I assume this nonsense is partly just their lawyers being lawyers, and a result of trademark law being the way it is.

Minecon first details

Minecon first details

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The first details of Minecon, the Minecraft convention, have been released to PC Gamer. The event will take place on November 18th-19th and will coincide...

"But Notch, it’s NOT a scam!"

"But Notch, it’s NOT a scam!"

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I’ve been getting a bunch of feedback that my last blog post is wrong for various reasons, and I’d just like to say that I would absolutely LOVE to...

It’s a scam!

It’s a scam!

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Perhaps you've seen the videos about some groundbreaking “unlimited detail” rendering technology? If not, check it out, then get back to this post.

The psychology of the reticle and the feeling of control

The psychology of the reticle and the feeling of control

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This blog post contains extensive spoilers about a new mob in the adventure update. Don’t read unless you want spoilers!

First details on Minecraft’s XP system. Notch: “When you die you lose all levels

First details on Minecraft’s XP system. Notch: “When you die you lose all levels

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Yesterday, Notch posted an image of a massive mountain on his Twitter feed. But that’s not all. Look closely at said image. See the bar that looks a...

Sharing an interesting email

Sharing an interesting email

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I briefly talked to the crazy engineers over at Bat Country Entertainment about mods that alter the height limit in Minecraft. Ryan send me this interesting...