May 6, 2012
Notch of Minecraft fame says "EA releases an 'indie bundle'? That's not how that works, EA. Stop attempting to ruin everything, you bunch of cynical bastards. Indies are saving gaming. EA is methodically destroying it. The games in the bundle are good, I'm not questioning them. I'm questioning EA" on Twitter.
April 3, 2012
"Hi, I'm Notch, and this is my new game. It's going to be a space game, and it's quite ambitious!" The game will be an MMO -- possibly with monthly fees -- and include "a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish." [more inside]
February 17, 2012
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
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.
May 13, 2011