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2:30 PM on 11.21.2013

Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away

Mojang's planned Twitch integration for Minecraft isn't finished just yet, but it's in a good enough state that you can try it out for yourself in snapshot 13w47c. To set this up, go into your Mojang account settings and lin...

Jordan Devore

11:15 PM on 11.15.2013

4J working to move Minecraft 360 saves onto Xbox One

Those who have invested many hours into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and are planning on picking up the Xbox One port have, for some time, been wondering whether or not they'd have to leave their creations behind. As...

Harry Monogenis

1:15 PM on 11.11.2013

Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch

There are a number of upcoming Minecraft ports (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) and while we aren't entirely sure when these versions are releasing, 4J Studios has provided a bit of clarity. In an update on Twitter, the deve...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 11.11.2013

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Mojang is looking to focus on smaller game prototypes

After Markus "Notch" Persson's development and eventual cancellation of 0x10c, it sounds as if he'd just as well stick to smaller-scale games. "I think when it comes to game development I would prefer it if we did it in more...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership

Today at Minecon 2013, Mojang announced a partnership with Twitch. Broadcasting of Minecraft will come to both PC and Mac users through Twitch's integrated streaming platform. They say that the streaming functionality will be...

Dale North





1:15 PM on 11.01.2013

Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

It can be difficult to keep up with all of the content 4J Studios pumps out for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the millions of people that seem to own that version of the game. This seems like a big one, though. It's a DLC p...

Jordan Devore

7:30 AM on 09.25.2013

One of Scrolls' biggest updates is coming next month

Mojang's Scrolls is still trucking, and next month the game will get a hefty update that'll add a ton of customization to the game, as well as a new mode,  new scrolls, and even a spectator option. The new mode is called...

Chris Carter

1:27 PM on 08.20.2013

Minecraft will be a PlayStation 4 launch game

[Update: Minecraft will also come to PS3 and Vita, according to Notch.] So I guess that exclusivity deal that Mojang had with Microsoft has expired!

Patrick Hancock

1:00 PM on 08.19.2013

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games

[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ...

Jordan Devore



Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game photo
Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game
by Tony Ponce

A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But what really caught my attention was the name of the developer: Markus Persson.

You know, the Minecraft guy.

After a little more digging, I discovered an old resume that he still hosts on the Mojang page, even though it's no longer directly linked anywhere on the site. Turns out Notch was a frequent participant in the Java 4K Programming Contest, which tasks entrants to create a Java game with a total file size less than 4K bytes. Sonic Racer 4K was a 2005 submissions, but he also made other 4K fan games, including MEGA4KMAN and Left 4K Dead.

I don't know how much of this is common knowledge, but it's certainly a big surprise to me. I like learning about what folks did before they were famous. As for the games themselves, they are impressive considering the constraints, even if they are kind of poopy. Test them out yourselves!

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3:00 PM on 07.31.2013

MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today

MineCon is taking place in Orlando Florida this year, and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from November 2-3. Tickets are $150, and you'll be able to buy six tickets in one order. Plus, kids three and under...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 05.27.2013

Mojang's open beta for Scrolls kicks off next week

The card-centric strategy title Scrolls will be available in an open beta capacity for PC and Mac starting June 3, 2013. This is Mojang, so you'll need to pay up -- £13/€15/$20, in this specific case -- to play th...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 05.02.2013

10 million copies of Minecraft - Pocket Edition sold

Nearly two years after its initial release, Minecraft - Pocket Edition has surpassed the 10-million-copies-sold mark. Cue the glitter toss! To accompany this positive piece of news, Mojang's Daniel Kaplan took the time t...

Harry Monogenis

4:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Europe to get Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition in late June

Had everything gone to plan, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition would be out by now. After news of the retail game getting delayed to June 4 in the United States to include the latest content on the disc, Microsoft has confirmed the...

Jordan Devore



Notch's new game screws with your head in the best way photo
Notch's new game screws with your head in the best way
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Notch's new game is called Drop, and it's a simple little speed typing game that you can play right in your browser. Well it starts off simple enough, but then things quickly change and you start to doubt your typing skills as you fail over and over again.

Basically, imagine Super Hexagon as a typing game. Notch says Terry Cavanagh's game was an inspiration for Drop, along with the ending of Fez, and his own ceiling. The time you have to type out letters decreases the longer you go, and missing a character increases speeds even more. How long can you last?

@Notch [Twitter, via Game Informer]

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