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As of today, Mojang Specifications is three men strong! Me, the other secret guy with the game idea we’re going to make, and Daniel Kaplan. Daniel will be in charge of the business side of things, and will help organize actually getting this company started.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Sep 13th, 2010

As of today, Mojang Specifications is three men strong! Me, the other secret guy with the game idea we’re going to make, and Daniel Kaplan.

Daniel will be in charge of the business side of things, and will help organize actually getting this company started.

I asked him to write a short introduction:

Hi cyberspace!

My name is Daniel Kaplan and I and 24 years old. I have been dreaming and playing games for as long as I can remember. This little post is about me so you Minecraft players can get to know me and get in touch with me.

I will start off with where I come from and who I am. I am born and raised in a small town called Skövde in Sweden (between the big two lakes). I have played games my whole life and it all started with a little NES and Super Mario Bros. 2 The whole experience that I could manipulate a TV (I didn’t know better at that time) was really exciting and it hooked instantaneously. This eventually led to where I am today. I have always dreamed of designing games for Nintendo but I guess that dream has to wait for a couple of years
:)

Prior to my new job at Mojang I was running an indie dev company called Ludosity (
www.ludosity.com) with my friends that I met at the University of Skövde. The biggest title we have created yet is Bob Came in Pieces that you can find on Steam (but soon some even cooler projects will be announced!). It has really been a great time with both ups and downs and I felt that it was time to move on. To be honest, the current team at Ludosity is probably the best. We managed to hire Daniel Remar (www.remar.se/daniel) how cool isn’t that? During my time at Ludosity I got the honor to work and get to know a lot of great people and I hope that we can cooperate in the future with Mojang in some way.

At Mojang I will work with different things. First I need to get to know you guys and your needs and what makes Minecraft special for you and how we can make Minecraft an even better game! So my first days at Mojang will be to look for alternative solutions for Paypal and I will eventually also take on the support so Notch can concentrate on what he does best: code and design Minecraft
:) The whole thing with me getting hired is that Notch can now concentrate even more on Minecraft and create a better experience for you guys and I will take care of non-coding stuff. I know I will have a blast with you, and Notch and I are really looking forward to working with you guys.

I also wrote something similar during my time at Ludosity so you can read even more about me there:
Ludosity.com

And if you still feel like you need to
know more about me (or just want to say hi) you can contact me on: daniel@mojang.com

Thanks for now and don’t hesitate to get in touch
:)

(development blog link)

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Murdouken
Murdouken Sep 13 2010, 10:59am says:

Sounds like a cool guy. I hope he settles in well and I hope Mojang takes off. Good luck everyone!

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex Sep 13 2010, 11:25am says:

so progress on minecraft will slow down?:(

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Sep 13 2010, 11:57am replied:

no, it will speed up, as notch has someone to do business stuff for him =D

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex Sep 14 2010, 12:15pm replied:

aha good to hear:)

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Darthlex
Darthlex Sep 13 2010, 12:00pm replied:

Nono, quite the opposite: This new guy will handle all the support and non-game-creation stuff, and Notch will then have the time to keep up his insane creation pace.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Sep 13 2010, 12:00pm says:

WOO! So this means no more just Secret Fridays, but secret monday, tuesday, thursday, saturday and so on :D

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Riccars
Riccars Sep 13 2010, 12:50pm replied:

also secret third 'employee'

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Dr_Nick Online
Dr_Nick Sep 13 2010, 12:32pm says:

I ******* loved Bob Came in Pieces! Awesome!

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WarlockSyno
WarlockSyno Sep 13 2010, 5:03pm says:

If you guys have any more troubles, just move over to Google Checkout. I personally like it better than PayPal.

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Lockdown323
Lockdown323 Sep 13 2010, 6:20pm replied:

Why does Google have to put every other company in X field to shame?

I bet they hired Chuck Norris or somethin.

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lol1234
lol1234 Sep 14 2010, 9:06pm replied:

X field?

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Lockdown323
Lockdown323 Sep 15 2010, 5:03pm replied:

At first search engines, now browsers, OS's, youtube, online maps, and now apparently online purchases. (I definitely left out some!)

God help us if they start making videogames.

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