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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. ;)

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Dec 2nd, 2011

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
Kizzycocoa Dec 2 2011, 10:03am says:

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

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The_Silver
The_Silver Dec 2 2011, 10:12am says:

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

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MalekTaktak
MalekTaktak Dec 2 2011, 12:28pm replied:

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

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Sgt
Sgt Dec 2 2011, 5:08pm replied:

Why the down votes xD

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Rukus_
Rukus_ Dec 2 2011, 7:30pm replied:

Notch-drones

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Smoth
Smoth Dec 2 2011, 9:08pm replied:

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 Dec 3 2011, 11:15am replied:

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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-=Zombine3D=-
-=Zombine3D=- Dec 2 2011, 10:42am says:

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 Dec 2 2011, 12:27pm says:

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 Dec 2 2011, 12:42pm says:

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

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid Dec 2 2011, 2:37pm replied:

Well he certainly looks the part!

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Kizzycocoa
Kizzycocoa Dec 2 2011, 8:24pm replied:

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

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Dec 3 2011, 12:54pm replied:

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

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zaro27
zaro27 Dec 2 2011, 3:39pm says:

Notch is working on Minecraft 2: The Minecraftening!

I KNEW IT!

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23 Dec 2 2011, 5:12pm says:

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

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