Some people who make (or made) video games are dirt poor. Others, however, could start campfires using $100 bills. In this post, we're looking at the latter.
Minecraft creator and ex-Mojang head Markus "Notch" Persson has a new house. He spent upwards of $70 million on it, and there is a candy room. Of course there is a candy room. You will probably never have anything that nice, nor will I. But hey, we can still stroll through it in—yep—Minecraft.
Earlier this month, fans of British electronic musician Aphex Twin got a treat, with an entire album's worth of unreleased music salvaged and sent out following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The actual record, though, could only go to one person.
Yesterday, Mojang posted an update on their blog answering some questions about what Minecraft server owners are allowed to charge money for. This upset some server owners even more, as it outlaws many of their current business models. It got players angry enough to start a Twitter campaign called #SaveMinecraft, with…
Technically his first commercial game since Minecraft took the world by storm, Markus "Notch" Persson's Cliffhorse puts players in control of a horse near some cliffs. Well, hills mostly, but Hillhorse sounds silly.
After news broke that the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft had been cancelled, many people couldn't help but wonder, just how much of the project was there to cancel, exactly? Was there something there to cancel, even?
The people at Oculus VR are doubtless pretty psyched that Facebook just bought their company for $2 billion. Some game developers, not so much.
Warner Bros. is turning Minecraft into a movie, creator Markus Persson said today on Twitter.
Minecraft is one of the biggest games on the planet. Valve is perhaps the most beloved video game developer around. Imagine, for a moment, if the two had somehow joined forces. Finished? OK, now remember: it could actually have happened.
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang—the 2012 documentary about the game, its creator and its impact on video gaming culture—is now free to watch in its entirety thanks to YouTube. You can watch it all here—but you'll need an hour and 45 minutes to do so.
You know your video game has made it when you get to appear on late night television and it's not at the behest of a marketing team pushing an upcoming blockbuster.
Late Notch. On November 7, Markus Persson, the man behind Minecraft, will do something few indie developers have had a chance to do: go on a late night talk show. Notch will be on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, which airs on CBS from 12:37AM-1:37AM. Congrats!
Held earlier in the month, 7DFPS was a game jam that have people seven days to make a first-person shooter. Since that's nowhere near enough time to program suitable hinge-shooting mechanics, people had to get creative, with impressive results.
Oh wow, Sony just announced that Minecraft is a launch game for PlayStation 4. The blocky crafting game has been printing ridiculous amounts money on PC and Xbox 360, so this is a natural next move.
Minecraft will step into its fifth year soon. Damn. It really reveals how fast the years are passing by. SamalotPlays created this beautiful time-lapse video that shows how the game began to shape up from its early stages—including additions like the day/night cycle and rideable horses—and continuing through to the…