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Notch launches Cliffhorse, a game about horses on cliffs

Markus "Notch" Persson's first commercial release since the mega-super-ultra hit Minecraft is a game about horses on a hillside. That makes sense. Cliffhorse puts players in control of a horse in the grassy, hilly wilderness, and it's available to download for Windows right here. The whole idea...

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Notch on Minecraft, money and manic depression

Markus Persson has a 10-year plan for Mojang, the company he founded to update Minecraft and help him create new games. In the plan, Persson hopes that Mojang will continue to be profitable, but if it stops, "that's fine," he says. "We just have 10 fun years, and then, the last year, we'd say to...

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Minecraft creator's game jam entry is Drowning in Problems

The latest online game jam in the popular Ludum Dare series carries the theme "beneath the surface," and recently ended with a total of 2,497 entries, 1,493 of which were created in 48 hours for the two-day competition. One entry comes from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, and is called...

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Minecraft finds vein of money, reaches 15 million sold on PC

The original, PC version of Minecraft recently reached 15 million in sales, according to a tweet from the game's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson. The game passed 14 million sold on PC in early February, and hit two other sales milestones on other platforms this month: 12 million copies on Xbox 360...

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The Simpsons did a Minecraft intro, watch it here

The most surprising thing about the Minecraft intro that featured in last night's Simpsons episode is that it hadn't happened already. The real question, though: Is it better than this user-created version of the Simpsons intro in Minecraft? It's not every day the world's longest-running...

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'Facebook creeps me out,' Notch ends Minecraft for Oculus Rift [Update]

Those eager to cobble together monumental structures in virtual reality will be sad to hear that Minecraft is no longer likely to be developed for the Oculus Rift officially. In August we reported on a series of tweets from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson in which the developer stated...

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Lego Movie producer tapped for 'potential' Minecraft movie

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has revealed that a movie based on the wildly popular sandbox creation game may be headed to theaters at some point in the future. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," Persson tweeted....

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Minecraft PC surpasses 14 million sold

The original PC version of Minecraft has sold 14 million worldwide, a figure that takes the game's total sales past the 35 million mark, at the very least. That 35 million figure is based on numbers previously given by Mojang for other platforms, including the 10 mill for the mobile Pocket Edition...

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Notch: 'No current plans' for Minecraft on Wii U

Minecraft developer Mojang has been building bridges to all kinds of platforms for ports of its build-what-you-want hit, but we think we've all been wondering the same thing - when will we be able to construct pixel art of classic gaming sprites using the Wii U GamePad? Judging by Minecraft...

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Unearth minecarts, new food in Minecraft: Pocket Edition update

If you've been getting your Minecraft fix on the go via the mobile-exclusive Minecraft: Pocket Edition, consider this your lucky day: A new, free update has added minecarts, rails and a host of other additions to this portable member of the Minecraft family. The biggest additions are obviously...

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