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Notch develops zombie shooter Shambles in FPS game jam

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) participated in this year's 7DFPS developer challenge, a week-long game jam centered around first-person shooters. Persson's entry is Shambles, a Unity-based shooter that drops players in the middle of a zombie apocalypse with 50 bullets and 100 health...

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Minecraft convention heads to sunny Orlando in November

Minecon 2013, the third annual Minecraft convention, will be held in Orlando, Florida, from November 2 - 3, with tickets and hotels available in July. Notch says he chose Orlando by spinning a globe and sticking a sword through it, but we assume there are other reasons for his pick....

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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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