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Notch launches Drop, inspired by Super Hexagon, Fez and letters

In lieu of his Ludum Dare game, Notch today launched a Unity game called Drop, available online for free. Notch is, of course, the mastermind behind Minecraft, and Drop is a quick exercise in rapid wordsmithery, spinning and catchy tunes. Notch attributes inspiration for Drop to Super Hexagon, the...

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0x10c 'on ice' due to creative block

0x10c, Mojang co-founder and Minecraft inventor Markus Persson's first-person spaceship management game, has been put on the back burner until the developer can rid himself of a "weird creative block," Persson told Polygon. "It's just some kind of weird creative block that's been going on for too...

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Minecraft documentary world premiere on Xbox Live, Dec. 22

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary from 2 Player Productions, will premiere on Saturday, December 22, on Xbox Live for Gold members in the US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden. The documentary, strangely enough, tells the tale of Mojang founder...

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0x10c may charge monthly subscription for ship ownership

In a recent interview, Mojang's Markus "Notch" Persson says he's thinking more and more that 0x10c, the Minecraft mogul's space-based PC title, may use a subscription-based monetization plan when it's ready to be sold. The idea's not cemented just yet, but Notch expects to have a multiplayer mode...

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'Indie Speed Run' online game jam judged by Kellee Santiago, Ron Gilbert, Notch, et al

Indie Speed Run, despite the name, is surprisingly not what we call the Friday nights we spend practicing our no-death VVVVVV runs. It is, however, the name of a new online game jam, one which runs from now until January 6. The way it works is pretty straight-forward: Developers visit the official...

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Minecraft PC sales up to 8 million

Minecraft continues to unearth new players, with its PC version now up to over 8 million sales. Mojang owner Markus 'Notch' Persson revealed the milestone on Twitter, which comes almost three months to the day his game broke the 7 million barrier. With sales of the XBLA version now over 4 million,...

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Latest 0x10c test footage adds a second player into the mix

Markus "Notch" Persson continues his video series documenting development on his new space sim, 0x10c. Today's video update focuses on multiplayer, showing off "base functionality" in an environment populated by two players. They shoot each other with laser guns to no avail in the video above but,...

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Notch releases test footage of 0x10c

Markus "Notch" Persson has been pretty forthcoming with the development progress on his follow-up to Minecraft, the space-based adventure 0x10c. We've seen some screens and a fan-made trailer, but today we have some early prototype footage. Yes, the above video of 0x10c is meant more as a test...

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Notch refuses to 'certify' Minecraft for closed Windows 8 platform

Markus 'Notch' Persson slammed Microsoft this morning for asking him to "help 'certify' Minecraft" for Windows 8. The Minecraft creator berated the company for, in his words, ruining the PC as an open platform. In his next tweet, Notch stated he'd prefer to not have Minecraft run on Windows 8 than...

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Notch still working on 0x10c, despite a few stops and starts

Speaking to Joystiq at PAX last weekend, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson told us that while most of his days lately are taken up with "just discussing how to do stuff" ("and then Reddit," he added slyly), work continues on the 0x10c space game he announced a while ago. Oh, and in case...

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