Jason Major

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Jason Major
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Real name

Jason Major

Occupation

Game developer / Author[1]

Nationality

Canadian

Languages

English

Also known as

argo_major

Twitter name

@argo_major

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Jason Major is a member of the Minecraft Redmond studio and a developer for Minecraft Pocket Edition.[2] He has also written a novel. He has helped program over a dozen AAA video games including NBA Live 98, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Halo 2 along with numerous others. He was born and raised in Canada but currently lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two sons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jason contributed major changes to rabbits, which were introduced with the first Pocket Edition rabbits for Alpha 0.13, and later ported to PC 1.9.[2]
  • During a game jam, Jason first came up with the stray, among a bunch of other mobs – Jeb "thought these particular ones fitted really well with what we were already planning [for 1.10]" [3]
  • Root beer is one of his favorite drinks and he usually has some in glass bottles by his desk.
  • He occasionally joins the official Minecraft livestreams and has confirmed he will be present on the livestream where the new dyeable beds will be previewed.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. “My first novel is now available to nominate on Kindle Scout. By nominating you may earn a free copy from Amazon!!! https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3OHQ2ZMCKVKQU” – @argo_major, April 19, 2016
  2. a b “Good Monday! @argo_major's rabbit improvements (for MC:PE) have now been added back to MC:PC, and will be included in the next snapshot” – @jeb_, November 9, 2015
  3. They’re based on a concept that emerged from a game jam the Bellevue team had, where they were just adding a bunch of stuff to Minecraft - whatever they wanted. Jason Major made a bunch of cool mobs and I thought these particular ones fitted really well with what we were already planning. So we added them! – Jens Bergensten, December 16, 2016