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Open call for MineCon Speakers

Open call for MineCon Speakers

Oct 7, 2011 2 comments

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

Sep 29, 2011 19 comments

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

Sep 28, 2011 25 comments

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

Minecon Swag – Cloaks

Minecon Swag – Cloaks

Sep 22, 2011 47 comments

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!

Sep 15, 2011 17 comments

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

Sep 14, 2011 23 comments

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

PAX Recap

PAX Recap

Sep 12, 2011 16 comments

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!

Sep 9, 2011 8 comments

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?

Sep 7, 2011 20 comments

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

Sep 3, 2011 15 comments

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

Sep 2, 2011 8 comments

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?

Aug 29, 2011 40 comments

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

Aug 27, 2011 17 comments

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

Aug 25, 2011 26 comments

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

Prelude of the Chambered

Prelude of the Chambered

Aug 22, 2011 42 comments

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!

Aug 17, 2011 56 comments

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!

Aug 12, 2011 26 comments

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!

Aug 5, 2011 57 comments

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

Aug 4, 2011 25 comments

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!"

Aug 3, 2011 19 comments

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 be...

It’s a scam!

It’s a scam!

Aug 3, 2011 20 comments

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

Jul 29, 2011 42 comments

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

Jul 22, 2011 46 comments

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 bit...

Sharing an interesting email

Sharing an interesting email

Jul 19, 2011 11 comments

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...

Minecraft Beta 1.7.3

Minecraft Beta 1.7.3

Jul 8, 2011 9 comments

Bug fixes, bug fixes and bug fixes. A lot of bug fixes specifically for pistons.

Coming soon: 1.8

Coming soon: 1.8

Jul 6, 2011 64 comments

Most of the basics of the game engine is in place, so it's time to flesh this game out into something more gamey. More content, more exploration, more...

Bill S.978

Bill S.978

Jul 2, 2011 54 comments

I've received a few emails about Bill S.978, a new bill proposed in the USA, which would make it illegal under certain circumstances to share videos of...

Minecraft Beta 1.7

Minecraft Beta 1.7

Jun 30, 2011 16 comments

Added pistons and shears, made fences stackable and various other changes.

Trickling information about the Adventure Update

Trickling information about the Adventure Update

Jun 28, 2011 48 comments

Since 1.8 is still a significant time away, we're going to have to stop being as secretive about it as we have. We'll provide information about it as...

Back in the office, and some words on 1.7 and 1.8!

Back in the office, and some words on 1.7 and 1.8!

Jun 27, 2011 28 comments

Me and Jens have been independently working on stuff for the adventure update, and it's been growing in scope as we've been working on it. That means...

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