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Mojang AB (full Swedish name: Mojäng Aktiebolag—Swedish for "Gadget Ltd."), pronounced /mʊˈjɛŋ/[1] (muu-YENG), also known as Mojang, and originally Mojang Specifications, is the independent video game developer primarily known for the creation and development of Minecraft. It was founded by Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Mojang currently has 40 employees.[2]

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[edit] Employees

[edit] Current employees

Name Avatar Position:
help.mojang.com[2]
mojang.com/about[3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]
Markus 'Notch' Persson Notch - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang, creator of Minecraft
Game developer
Dungeon Master 2, Doom, X-Com Can look directly at the sun with only minor permanent damage.[4] @notch Minecraft is the brainchild of Markus Persson. Rumors have it that he programmed it during a power outage in the summer of 1812 while he was carrying infants out of a burning church which was built on the back of a giant opossum. Also he is 11'6" tall and glows in the dark.[note 2] Used to have a great hat, gave it away, now has a new hat.

His beard has been shaved for charity.[5]

1. Enjoy games
2. Pick up programming
3. ????
4. Profit

Jens 'Jeb' Bergensten[6] Jens - Mojang avatar.png Lead game developer (Minecraft Computer and Pocket Editions) Starcraft, Doom 2, Don’t Look Back Eating cheese doodles with chopsticks[4] @jeb_ Fun Fact #328: The facial hair right below his lower lip is brighter than the rest. He's also a redditor!
Daniel 'Kappische' Kaplan[7] Kappische - Mojang avatar.png Business developer Street Fighter IV, Tetris DS, Zelda: A Link to the Past Typing very fast.[4] @Kappische On his Skype picture he looks like a pirate.
Markus 'Junkboy' Toivonen[6] Junkboy - Mojang avatar.png Art director Wild Guns, Metal Slug, Full Throttle Laying down digital mosaic.[4] @jnkboy Very mysterious. Some say he doesn't even exist.
Jakob Porsér Jakob - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Game developer (Scrolls)
X-Com 2, Master of Magic, Diablo 2 Recursive for loops.[4] @JahKob Will be making another game (Scrolls) along with Minecraft. His pants defy gravity and suspenders alike.
Carl Manneh[8] Carl - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Chief Executive Officer
FIFA 10, Resident Evil, Tetris Cloning himself.[4] @carlmanneh Used to be Notch's old boss. His last name sounds like "money" and he is Mojang's business guy. Coincidence?
Tobias Möllstam[8] Tobias - Mojang avatar.png Web developer
Force of Good
Developing tight webs to capture customers. @mollstam One day he decided to eat failure and shit success. True story.
Aron Nieminen Aron - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition and Scrolls) He's very bright. His hair looks like a blue, woolen cap.
Daniel Frisk Frisk - Mojang avatar.png Chief architect
Web developer
@danfrisk He never works on Fridays.
Mattis 'BombBoy' Grahm Mattis - Mojang avatar.png Artist (Scrolls) Time travel. @BomuBoi Bombs. (He has one on his T-shirt, ooh...)
Lydia 'MinecraftChick' Winters Lydia - Mojang avatar.png Director of Fun Minecraft, Oregon Trail Having bright-colored hair. @LydiaWinters Minecraft was the second video game she played.
Henrik 'Carnalizer' Pettersson[9] Henrik - Mojang avatar.png Production manager of Scrolls
Artist
Board games, strategy games, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, Minecraft Extreme procrastination. @carnalizer Is the oldest person employed by Mojang.
Leonard 'xlson' Axelsson[10] Leo - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Can recite the entire alphabet by memory. @xlson
Jon Kågström Jon - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Scrolls) @jonkagstrom Used to work as an AI programmer at DICE on Battlefield.
Kristoffer Jelbring[11] Kris - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Being Mojang's unofficial DJ. @KrisJelbring Peace.
Marc 'Midnight' Watson Marc - Mojang avatar.png Customer support manager Minecraft, Mass Effect, Halo, The Elder Scrolls Performs improv comedy @Marc_IRL Started Minecraft Marathon[12]
Karin Severinson Karin - Mojang avatar.png Finances @KarinSeverinson
Erik 'Grum' Broes[13] Mojavatar grum.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @_grum Member of the Bukkit team.
Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams[13] Dinnerbone - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @Dinnerbone Member of the Bukkit team. Known as Foreverabone on his Twitter page.
Måns Olson Mans - Mojang avatar.png Lead designer of Scrolls
Game developer
@MansOlson
Johan Bernhardsson Bernhardsson - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Half-Life 2, Bloodline Champions @jbernhardsson Previously worked as a Half-Life 2 modder, a minigame developer and a software engineer. Was a programmer for Stunlock Studios on strategy game Bloodline Champions.
Patrick Geuder Geuder - Mojang avatar.png Data analysis
Business developer
@pgeuder
Mathias Andersson Customer support agent @91maan90
Vu Bui Chief operating officer @vubui
Tommaso 'tommo' Checchi Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Wasting time[14] @_tomcc Previously worked on Cobalt's game engine.
Poi Poi Chen Artist (Scrolls) @PoiPoiChen
Nasim Derakhshan Customer support agent
Owen 'Bopogamel' Hill Chief word officer @Bopogamel Former PC Gamer web editor.
Ryan 'TheMogMiner' Holtz[15] Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition, rendering engine) @TheMogMiner Previously worked on Scaleform
Lisa Kempe Customer support agent
Anna Klingberg Customer support agent
David Marby[16] Developer @DMarby
Jonas Mårtensson[17] Vice president @maartensson Carl Manneh's twin brother.
Amir Moulavi Minecraft Realms lead developer @mamirm
Hampus Nilsson Customer support agent
Martin Odhelius Web developer @modhelius
Jonatan 'eldrone' Pöljö Artist @eldrone
Tomas Sommar Web developer @tomassommar
Michael 'Searge' Stoyke[15] Game developer (Minecraft) @SeargeDP Founder of the Minecraft Coder Pack (MCP)
Aleksandra Zajac Customer support agent @MissMarzenia
Name Avatar Position:
help.mojang.com[2]
mojang.com/about[3]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter About: Mojang AB: Employees[note 1]

[edit] Contractors

Name Task Twitter Notes
57Digital Developers of Minecraft Explorer, the official Minecraft companion guide for iOS, as well as the official Minecraft Skin Studio. @57digital Jamie Chapman and Luke Dixon
Nikolaj Nyholm Has assisted Mojang with their early business development. @nikolaj
Daniel 'C418' Rosenfeld Making the music and sounds for Minecraft and 0x10c. @C418 Has high self-esteem!
Paul Spooner Assisted with the development of Minecraft's trees. @dudecon
Kristoffer Zetterstrand Made the paintings for Minecraft. @Zetterstrand The subject of a Wikipedia article, and Notch is his brother-in-law!

[edit] Former employees

Name Avatar Position Twitter Notes
Anton Albiin Customer support agent @EttGlasVatten
Hayden 'Dock' Scott-Baron[18][19] Artist @Docky Joined in December 2009, but left shortly after in February 2010 due to work-related issues.
Nathan 'Tahg' Gilbert[13][20] Minecraft server development @tahgtahv Former member of the Bukkit team.
Linn Hultman Office manager @Linnsebumsan Was Notch's personal assistant.
Andreas 'hideous' Jörgensen Customer support agent @hideous_
Joe Liu Customer support agent @JoeBleh Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.
Warren 'EvilSeph' Loo[13][21] EvilSeph - Mojang avatar.png Game developer @EvilSeph Leader of the Bukkit team.
Mike 'ClayHero' Till Customer support agent @E_Claymore Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.

[edit] Other games

[edit] Scrolls

Scrolls

Scrolls is another Mojang game which was first conceived and developed by Jakob Porsér.[22] Its lead designer is now Måns Olson and its production manager is Henrik Pettersson.[23] Announced on March 2, 2011,[24] it aims to combine elements from trading card games and traditional board game in the strategy genre. The game was first made available to a limited number of people through alpha keys giveaways, starting from July 5, 2012.[25] It then hit beta on June 3, 2013[26] since when it is purchasable at a discounted price. Its full release date is unknown yet.

In August 2011, Mojang was threatened with legal action by the legal team representing ZeniMax Media, with the accusation being that the title "Scrolls" infringes on the The Elder Scrolls trademark, a series of role-playing video games published by Bethesda Softworks (a ZeniMax Media subsidiary). In mid-October 2011, the court case was won by Mojang,[27] and one employee described the outcome as "the court saw it from our side". No further action will be taken against Mojang, and the name, "Scrolls" will remain.

[edit] Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt is a game developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang. Cobalt is an action game of "running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling!" Cobalt is written in Lua and will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux this autumn, although it will be released for Windows first.[28]

Cobalt Theme Song:

[edit] 0x10c

0x10c

Following the end to his involvement with Minecraft, Notch began pre-production of an alternate reality space game set in the distant future on March 2012. On April Fools' Day, Mojang launched a satirical website for Mars Effect, citing the lawsuit with Bethesda as an inspiration.[29] However, the gameplay elements remained true and on April 4, Mojang revealed 0x10c as a space sandbox title.[30] It was eventually archived by Notch, as he didn't have the inspiration any more.

[edit] Office tour

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Notes

  1. a b
    Most of this information was from the support page on minecraft.net that is no longer available, having been replaced by help.minecraft.net, which was later replaced with help.mojang.com.
  2. This was from "About", then "Minecraft", on the same page as the others.

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