Showing posts with label TeamMojang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TeamMojang. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Minecraft is Finally Coming to Nintendo Wii U

Mojang developer Jeb Bergensten releases a video confirming that Minecraft will finally be coming to Nintendo Wii U, and just in time for the holiday season.

Mojang has now confirmed that the popular block-based builder will finally arrive on the Nintendo Wii U this December. The announcement was made by Mojang in an official video, where lead developer Jeb Bergensten closed out a faux interview with the surprise announcement.

Minecraft will be releasing for the Wii U on December 17th, just in time for the holiday season. The company only confirmed that it would arrive as a purchasable title on the eShop, so those looking to buy it as a Christmas gift needn’t worry about wrapping paper.

Gamers looking to play Minecraft on the Wii U will have to shell out more cash compared to other console gamers, as the Nintendo edition will retail for a relatively hefty $29.99, whilst the Xbox One and PS4 versions sell for less at $19.99. Granted, the Wii U version will come with 6 add-on DLC skin bundles already included, but considering skins have always been free for PC players, that’s not much of an incentive to purchase the game at a higher price.

Fans can take a look at Jeb’s announcement video below, where they take a moment to talk about upcoming features in the PC release before getting down to the reveal:

Mojang also confirmed that more Minecraft content packs would be arriving to the Wii U in the near future, so those looking to purchase things like Nintendo-centric character skins will probably be able to do so sooner rather than later. Gamers from other consoles routinely get brand-specific downloadable content, and considering how easy it is for companies to make, it would be a baffling decision for Nintendo not to offer gamers the ability to mine dressed as Mario or Luigi.

As expected, the game will feature off-TV play, so gamers can continue playing on the GamePad while other family members take over the television. The studio also promised to keep supporting the core game with free updates, much like they do with the other console versions. PC Gamers still get access to the most updated version of the game ahead of time, and that won’t change, but it’s great to see that the popular building game will be available across all consoles.

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the creator of the game, recently commented that he thought it would be neat to see Steve as a Smash Bros character, so perhaps this announcement is the big catalyst in such a development. Only time will tell if Nintendo and Mojang evolve a larger partnership beyond launching the game on their console, but either way, everyone wins.

What do you think about Mojang finally bringing Minecraft to a Nintendo platform?

Minecraft is now officially available for iOS, Android, PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, and Nintendo Wii U.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Minecraft most streamed video game in YouTube’s history

Minecraft is YouTube’s most streamed video game, with over 42 MILLION archived videos. YouTube announced Wednesday that content featuring the virtual brick-building video game has been watched more than any other interactive title in the 10 years since YouTube launched. 

Minecraft most streamed video game in YouTube’s history

“There are over 42 million ‘Minecraft’ videos on YouTube today,” said Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of gaming content. “It’s crazy because ‘Minecraft’ is also the second most searched term on YouTube. It’s a testament to (publisher) Mojang understanding the marketing capacity and power of our content creators.”

The blocky indie game was originally released by Swedish studio Mojang and creator Markus “Notch” Persson more than five years ago and has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon spawning books, toys and other merchandise. The franchise’s popularity prompted Microsoft to buy “Minecraft” for $2.5 billion in 2014.

“Minecraft” videos on YouTube range from crafters showing off their digital creations to virtual explorers traversing the game’s procedurally generated landscape.

In honor of the streaming video site’s 10th anniversary, YouTube released a list of the top 10 most popular games that have been streamed since the site debuted in 2005.

Rockstar Games’ gangster series “Grand Theft Auto” arrived in second place, followed by Riot Games’ multiplayer arena title “League of Legends” in the third spot, and Activision’s “Call of Duty” military shooter franchise in fourth place. Electronic Arts’ soccer simulator “FIFA” rounded out the top five most streamed games.

“It’s funny that a lot of the titles on the list tie in with the theme of open imagination and entertainment,” said Wyatt.

Other titles on the list included “Garry’s Mod,” ‘’The Sims,” ‘’Five Nights at Freddy’s” and “Puzzles & Dragon.” The complete list from YouTube:

1. “Minecraft”

2. “Grand Theft Auto”

3. “League of Legends”

4. “Call of Duty”

5. “FIFA”

6. “Garry’s Mod”

7. “The Sims”

8. “Five Nights at Freddy’s”

9. “Puzzles & Dragon”

10. “Dota 2”

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mojang changes players Minecraft username

Mojang changes players Minecraft username after they name themselves something against Mojang. A Reddit user by the name jessemoforice posted:

"So a few years ago when I was signing up for Minecraft, I tried logging into an account that already existed, but couldn't get into it. For some reason I got angry at Mojang for this and created a new account called MojangSucksDick, which is what I've been using ever since. Yeah... So anyway I logged on today to discover my new name, look in the bottom right.

I thought this was hilarious and I don't even mind because I actually enjoy Minecraft a lot.
Edit: Since some people want proof, here it is:
Thanks to users vilder50 and mynameisperl for the link to that site.
Edit2: Woke up to find that my post had blown up, and to see Marc_IRL had commented on it! I honestly thought reddit would be pissed at me for this, so this was an awesome surprise!"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MINECON 2015 tickets announcement!

Get your tickets for MINECON 2015 which will be in London on July 4-5 at the London ExCeL Convention Center! Tickets are being sold at on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th. As always, if you attend MINECON you’ll also get a fancy new cape! There’s a lot of information below but please read it if you plan on purchasing tickets, it’s all important.

Here’s how it will work:

– Tickets will be £129 ($200.11 US Dollar) each
– Tickets will only be sold at, and they will be sold through Eventbrite
– 5,000 tickets will go on sale at 6pm GMT (that’s London time) on Friday, March 27, 2015
– 5,000 additional tickets will go on sale at 12pm noon GMT on Saturday, March 28, 2015
– You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets on one order
– You will need the name of EACH person you are buying a ticket for at the time you purchase tickets, you’ll need to enter these details to complete your order.
– Tickets cannot be resold and are non-transferrable, the person whose name is on the ticket at the time of purchase is the person who will be admitted to MINECON
– When you book your ticket you will also be able to book a hotel afterwards, we have hotel rooms blocked off and you will get our discounted rates
– Any child aged 3 and under will be admitted for free. Children aged 14 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and both the child and adult need to purchase a ticket. Young people 15 years and over are allowed to attend the event alone as long as they have a ticket.

Some frequently asked questions:

Q. What will there be to do/see/enjoy at MINECON?
A. We will have tons of panels, lots of exhibitors showing off cool things they are doing with Minecraft, and a bunch of interactive attractions during the event. Saturday night there will also be a party for everyone who attends MINECON. For some ideas of what happens at MINECON see the YouTube videos from our last one.

Q. Will there be a costume contest this year?
A. Absolutely! We love having people show off their creativity when it comes to their Minecraft costumes. There will be prizes and accolades for the best of the best. Here is a video of our costume contest from the last MINECON.

Q. Can I sell my ticket to someone else if I can’t attend?
A. Nope! You can request a refund and those tickets we will resell at a later date! This will keep it as fair as possible.

Q. How can I volunteer to be a MINECON Agent?
A. Each year our MINECON Agents help make MINECON possible, it’s a huge event and couldn’t happen without them! If you want to volunteer, head over and fill out this form. If you’re chosen you will not need to purchase a MINECON ticket!

Q. Can I buy a MINECON ticket just to get the fancy cape?
A. We want all tickets to go to people who will come and enjoy the event, so only people who come to MINECON will get their cape. When you arrive, we scan your ticket, and only scanned tickets will get a cape.

Q. I’m taking my daughter/son/nephew/neighbor to MINECON but I’m an adult and don’t play Minecraft, do I need a ticket for myself as well?
A. Yes you do! We have players of all ages and we have events and things to do for everyone (even a bunch of cool panels for parents of Minecrafters) so all attendees will need to purchase a ticket.

Q. I have an awesome idea for a panel!
A. Well that’s not a question, but soon you’ll be able to submit panel ideas, and maybe yours will be chosen!

Q. What if I miss out on tickets or can’t make it all the way to London?
A. Worry not! We will have an amazing live stream that will run during the entire convention. We’ll be streaming the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the coolest panels! Information on the live stream will be announced before the event. Afterwards, all the panels will be uploaded to our YouTube channel, as well as some videos we make capturing some of the fun of the event.

There will be more information at before tickets go on sale, so if you have a question you didn’t see answered here you can tweet at me and I’ll try to include it on the site.

Monday, February 2, 2015

MINECON 2015 announced!

It’s time again to announce the next MINECON!

As usual there will be panels, contests, tournaments, events and a soon-to-be-announced show-of-some-sort for our Saturday night bash.

WHEN: July 4-5, 2015

WHERE: ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre

WHO: You, hopefully!

Since you’re bound to have more questions, Check out this Q&A:

How do I get tickets?
Ticket sales will happen in February, exact date and time will be announced in the next two weeks. You’ll head to to purchase them, but they will go fast! To accommodate different people’s schedules, they will be released in two batches on the same day, different times, 5,000 tickets in each batch. When you buy your ticket you’ll also get access to our discounted hotel pricing, so don’t go booking a hotel room just yet!

How do I become a volunteer (aka MINECON Agent)?
So you want to be a part of the event? You’ll fill out this form. Watch for more details.

I have a great idea for a panel, how can I make it happen?
Community submitted panels have been some of the best panels! Panel submissions will begin in early March. You’ll need to submit your panel application here.

I want to exhibit at MINECON. How do I get a booth?
Each year we have a nice selection of awesome exhibitors, and you could be one of them! You can contact for exhibition booth requests.

More details and information will be coming in the next couple weeks, keep watching for all the answers you seek!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Minecraft: Pocket Edition Q+A: VHS EDITION

Minecraft: Pocket Edition developers Tomasso Checchi and Johan Bernhardsson are joined by Mojang's Owen Hill to answer your questions. Yes, the footage looks like it was streamed from a worn-out VHS and edited by a chump. Why? Because it was!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mojang bought by Microsoft

Microsoft’s purchase of Minecraft developer Mojang is officially complete, Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer tweeted today.

The corporation confirmed its intent to purchase Mojang for $2.5 billion USD in September following initial reports earlier that month. Microsoft expects to break even on its multi-billion dollar Mojang acquisition by the end of June 2015, according to an investor relations release from September.

"Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the time. "Minecraft is more than a great game franchise - it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft."

Founders Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser are leaving the company following the deal. Persson revealed after the acquisition announcement that his reasons for selling Mojang to Microsoft was "not about the money. It's about my sanity."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to upload a world to Minecraft Realms

It's easy to continue playing on your local world in Realms. Here is a short tutorial on how you upload a world to Realms.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The evolution of Minecraft

TeamMojang asked the guys at Hat Films to make an "Evolution" video about Minecraft, showing how the game has evolved over time. Like always, the guys delivers pure epicness. This video was first shown at MineCon in front of a live audience of 5000 and live streamed to many more.

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Official Minecraft Trailer

Thank you to Vareide for making this awesome Minecraft trailer!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

MineCon - Behind the scenes

This video shows TeamMojang behind the scenes at MineCon. Everyone was nervous, excited and anxious, and everyone had a great time!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MineCon - Into the Nether party

This is a glimpse of the MineCon after party at XS "Into the Nether" with deadmau5

Friday, November 18, 2011

MineCon Prerelease

Today is the day before MineCon and things are getting crazy at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. We are putting all the last minute touches on a full Minecraft convention MineCon. All of the Mojang Team is here and ready for things to get under way tomorrow!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Official Minecon trailer

This is the Official Minecon Trailer made by HAT Films. The Yogscast and Ephixa are also involved as well as over 300 of viewers out there. Watch to see if you're in there and enjoy!

Watch the Behind the Scenes here and stand a chance of winning a Minecraft game code!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Minecraft - Pocket Edition Trailer

Your thumbs have a new meaning! Grab it now on Android Market Thanks again to the awesome guys at Hat Film for making this video! Hat Films YouTube channel:
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Minecraft - Pocket Edition Touch Controls

Minecraft - Pocket Edition will be released for Android on Thursday the 29th!
iOS coming eventually!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Minecraft 1.8 trailer

The Minecraft adventure update is coming soon! Here's another epic trailer from Hat Films - thanks guys :)

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Length of Sprint Jump in Minecraft Beta 1.8

This short video clip displays the distance you can jump while sprinting in the Minecraft "Adventure Update."

You start sprinting by double-tapping forward and then keep on holding forward.

Minecraft is developed by Mojang,