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About Minecraft and Mojang

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Markus Persson, also known online as 'Notch', and Mojang AB. Players explore a randomly-generated infinite world made up of cube-shaped blocks forming a landscape filled with lakes, mountains, forests, caves and deserts. To survive the resources of the world must be exploited to cook food, craft weapons and armour, build shelters and kill monsters.

A screenshot of the Minecraft landscape

About Mojang

Mojang AB is a Swedish video game developer based in Stockholm. The company was founded as Mojang Specifications in 2009 by Markus Persson, and transformed into Mojang AB in 2010 with Jakob Porsér. Mojang is best known for creating Minecraft (released in 2011), the best-selling video game of all time. In November 2014, Mojang became part of Microsoft Studios (now known as Xbox Game Studios).

Mojang are developing a second game - a strategy collectible card game named Scrolls. They are also publishing Cobalt, a side-scrolling action game developed by Oxeye Game Studio.


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