Tagged: notch

February 17, 2012

Mojang 60-hour gamejam/livestream/bundle

Humble Bundle Mojam: While the Groupees folks still struggle to get their server situation in order (previously), MineCraft's Notch enters the bundling ring with a new sort of offering: for the next 60 hours or so, he and his Mojang compatriots will be livestreaming the creation of a brand new game and offering it to you for whatever donation to charity you choose to make. A public poll served as the mechanism by which the genre was picked, and the public picked "real-time strategy shoot 'em up with a steampunk ancient Egypt theme." [more inside]

February 7, 2012

Notch to fund Psychonauts 2? Two great tastes that go great together!

Minecraft developer Notch makes a 'serious' offer to fund Psychonauts 2. Tim Schafer (creator of the much-beloved Psychonauts) has pitched the idea of a sequel to publishers "several times" without any interest. "I'd love to do that game, but I'd have to convince someone to just give me a few million dollars, that's all."

Enter Minecraft gazillionaire Markus "Notch" Persson, and the hearts of PC gamers everywhere suddenly swell to 5 times their normal size.