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As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I've promised him to not pull rank. ;)

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As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I've promised him to not pull rank. ;)

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.

If you want to contact Jens, he's on twitter as @jeb_, or you can email him at jeb@mojang.com

Personally, I will now rest for a while, then get back to work refreshed and eager. I'll be helping out with Minecraft, of course, but also starting work on some new project.

(Development blog link)

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

huge email/twitter spamfest for Jeb_ in 3, 2, 1-

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The_Silver
The_Silver

Finally. Now minecraft will really evolve listening to the community. I smell modding support! :D

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MalekTaktak
MalekTaktak

You've got the nose of a bloodhound! Twitter.com

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Sgt
Sgt

Why the down votes xD

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Rukus_
Rukus_

Notch-drones

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Smoth
Smoth

Just a wild guess but it is probably because people don't really want the community to decide. At least that was what I read, felt like he was being too demanding. That is a big request after all to have the minecraft devs bog themselves too much with community requests.

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Admiral-165
Admiral-165

i concur, i'm happy Notch is stepping down since now something might actually be done in the way of the community...

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griefmaster_00x1
griefmaster_00x1

jeb please make: stacking chunks(for huge worlds, vertically), npc's do something, and mod support(like with texturepack selector but ith mods!)

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MalekTaktak
MalekTaktak

He already starts the fun by adding in dropping apples from trees, taiga biomes and Wool regrowth ! Cheers ! :D

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke

So in the church of notch, Would this make jeb jesus?

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid

Well he certainly looks the part!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

you sir deserve ALL of the karma. both of you.

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail

Upvoted for jumping in on their karma on the sly. Good work.

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zaro27
zaro27

Notch is working on Minecraft 2: The Minecraftening!

I KNEW IT!

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

Well, I gotta say - it's about damn time. No hard feelings against Notch, but this is long overdue.

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