clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Independence is Mojang's core strength according to founders

New, 4 comments

Mojang, the development team behind Minecraft, have turned down buyout offers from almost every major gaming company in the industry, according to the Mojang founders.

Mojang, the development team behind Minecraft, have turned down buyout offers from almost every major gaming company in the industry, the Mojang co-founders said in a recent Reuters interview.

They also rejected courting from the co-founder of Napster, Sean Parker, who wanted to be a part of the Mojang party.

Carl Manneh, one of the three Mojang co-founders said that independence is a "core strength" of Mojang

"We can make decisions by going into a room and in 15 minutes we're done. We try to be extremely agile, to release games quickly," Manneh said in the Reuters interview.

Jakob Porser, another Mojang co-founder told Reuters that they were wondering if Minecraft had peaked as figures were declining in the pre-Christmas period; however, the musings were overshadowed by a "massive surge" of sales over Christmas.

Polygon reported that Mojang’s 2012 revenue almost hit $240 million. Minecraft’s sole creator, Markus "Notch" Persson recently said on Reddit, that his earnings for 2012, which totaled around $101.4 million, were "weird but wonderful."