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Mojang AB
Mojang.svg
Type

Subsidiary

Founder(s)

Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh

Founded

2009

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

Key people

Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten

Products

Minecraft, Scrolls, Cobalt, and Crown and Council

Parent

Microsoft Studios

Links

Mojang AB (full Swedish name: Mojäng Aktiebolag—Swedish for "Gadget Ltd."), pronounced "mo-yang" (IPA: /mʊˈjɛŋ/) in Swedish and "mo-jang" (IPA: /moʊˈdʒæŋ/) in American English[1], also known as Mojang, and originally Mojang Specifications, is a previously 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 61 employees.[2][3] Mojang publicly announced on September 15, 2014 hat they would be bought by Microsoft, and became part of Microsoft Studios on November 6, 2014.[4]

Employees[edit | edit source]

Current employees[edit | edit source]

Game developers[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Mojang avatar
[3]
Position
[5]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
Jens 'Jeb' Bergensten[8] Jens - Mojang avatar.png Lead creative designer (Minecraft Computer and Pocket Editions) Starcraft, Doom 2, Don’t Look Back Eating cheese doodles with chopsticks[9] @jeb_ Fun Fact #328: The facial hair right below his lower lip is brighter than the rest. He's also a redditor!
Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams[10] Dinnerbone - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @Dinnerbone Member of the Bukkit team. Known as Foreverabone on his Twitter page.
Erik 'Grum' Broes[10] Mojavatar grum.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @_grum Member of the Bukkit team.
Jon Kågström Jon - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Scrolls) @jonkagstrom Used to work as an AI programmer at DICE on Battlefield.
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.
Måns Olson Mans - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @MansOlson
Michael 'Searge' Stoyke[11] Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @SeargeDP Founder of the Mod Coder Pack (MCP)
Thomas 'ProfMobius' Guimbretière[12] Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @ProfMobius Co-founder of the Mod Coder Pack (MCP)
Tommaso 'tommo' Checchi Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Wasting time[13] @_tomcc Previously worked on Cobalt's game engine.
Shoghi Cervantes Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Likes everything that uses electricity[14] @shoghicp Founder of PocketMine
Daniel Wustenhoff Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) Likes pizza, and code @darngeek
Tomas Alaeus Game developer (Minecraft Pocket Edition) @talaeus

Artists[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Mojang avatar
[3]
Position
[5]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
Markus 'Junkboy' Toivonen[8] Junkboy - Mojang avatar.png Art director Wild Guns, Metal Slug, Full Throttle Laying down digital mosaic.[9] @jnkboy Very mysterious. Some say he doesn't even exist.
Mattis 'BombBoy' Grahm Mattis - Mojang avatar.png Artist (Scrolls) Time travel. @BomuBoi Bombs. (He has one on his T-shirt, ooh...)
Henrik 'Carnalizer' Pettersson[15] Henrik - Mojang avatar.png Production manager of Scrolls
Artist
Developer of Crown and Council
Board games, strategy games, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, Minecraft Extreme procrastination. @carnalizer Is the oldest person employed by Mojang.
Jonatan 'eldrone' Pöljö Designator @eldrone
Martin Johansson Graphic designer
Ninni Landin Graphic designer @ninnilandin

Web/system development[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Avatar
[3]
Position
[5]
Favorite game(s) Special talent Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
Daniel Frisk Frisk - Mojang avatar.png Chief architect @danfrisk He never works on Fridays.
Leonard 'xlson' Gram[16] Leo - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Can recite the entire alphabet by memory. @xlson
Kristoffer Jelbring[17] Kris - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Being Mojang's unofficial DJ. @KrisJelbring Peace.
Marc Watson Marc - Mojang avatar.png Realms content manager Minecraft, Mass Effect, Halo, The Elder Scrolls Performs improv comedy @Marc_IRL Started Minecraft Marathon[18]
Martin Odhelius Web developer @modhelius
Tomas Sommar Web developer @tomassommar
Pär Axelsson Web developer @paera
Stefan Torstensson Web developer
David Marby[19] Realms developer @dmarby
Philip 'Zee' Vieira Realms developer @zeeraw
Olof Carlson[20] Realms developer @olofcarlson
Christian Westman[21] Realms developer @westmaaan

Business development[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Mojang avatar
[3]
Position
[5]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
Daniel 'Kappische' Kaplan[22] Kappische - Mojang avatar.png Business developer Street Fighter IV, Tetris DS, Zelda: A Link to the Past Typing very fast.[9] @Kappische On his Skype picture he looks like a pirate.
Lydia 'MinecraftChick' Winters Lydia - Mojang avatar.png Brand director Minecraft, Oregon Trail Having bright-colored hair. @LydiaWinters Minecraft was the second video game she played.
Karin Severinson Karin - Mojang avatar.png Chief financial officier @KarinSeverinson
Patrick Geuder Geuder - Mojang avatar.png Business developer @pgeuder
Vu Bui Chief operating officer @vubui
Owen 'Bopogamel' Hill Director of creative communications @bopogamel Former PC Gamer web editor.
Jonas Mårtensson[23] Studio Head @maartensson Carl Manneh's twin brother.
Marina Kostesic Senior Financial Accountant
Brynjólfur 'Binni' Erlingsson Data Warehouse Manager @brynjolfur
Aleksandra 'Ola' Zajac Project Manager @missmarzenia
Lisa Kempe Project Manager
Isabella Balk Office Manager
Siri Hoel Andersson Office manager @sirihoel
Marsh Davies Creative communications manager @marshdavies

Mojang support[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Position
[5]
Favorite games Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
Hampus Nilsson Customer support manager
Nasim Derakhshan Customer support agent
Sarah Mårtensson Customer support agent
David Stuart Dahlgren Customer support agent @hejstuart
Andreas Andersson Customer support agent Dota 2 @blurpiandy Creating videos related to Dota 2
Mattias Victorin Customer support agent @mattiasvictorin
Elli Ashrafi Customer support agent
Josefin Olsson Customer support agent
Adrian Östergård Customer support agent

Brand enforcement[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Position
[5]
Twitter
[6]
Brandon Andersson Brand enforcer
Talia Grunt Brand enforcer
Milla Stone Brand enforcer
Karl Lowry Brand enforcer
Mathias Andersson Brand enforcer @engstofficial
Anna Klingberg Brand enforcer
Olle Personne Brand enforcer
Matilda Åkerman Brand enforcer

Contractors[edit | edit source]

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!
4J Studios Developers of the Console Editions of Minecraft @4JStudios Developed Banjo-Kazooie for Xbox.
Garry 'Army of Trolls' J Lucken Made the skins for the Pocket Edition Skin packs and some skins in the Halloween and Skin Pack 3 Skin packs for Console Edition[24][25] @armyoftrolls

Publishers[edit | edit source]

Name Edition Twitter
Mojang Minecraft computer and Pocket Editions (excluding Windows Phone) @mojang
Microsoft Studios Minecraft Console Edition (Xbox versions), Pocket Edition (Windows Phone) and Minecraft Windows 10 Edition @msstudiosblog
Sony Computer Entertainment Minecraft Console Edition (Playstation versions) @playstation

Former employees[edit | edit source]

Name
[5]
Mojang avatar
[3]
Position
[5]
Favorite games Special talent Twitter
[6]
About: Mojang AB: Employees
[7]
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.[9] @notch 1. Enjoy games 2. Pick up programming 3. ???? 4. Profit

His beard has been shaved for charity.[26]

When Mojang was sold to Microsoft, he left the company soon after along with the other two founders.

Tobias Möllstam[27] Tobias - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Developing tight webs to capture customers. @mollstam One day he decided to eat failure and shit success. True story.
Carl Manneh[27] Carl - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Chief Executive Officer
FIFA 10, Resident Evil, Tetris Cloning himself.[9] @carlmanneh Used to be Notch's old boss. His last name sounds like "money" and he is Mojang's business guy. Coincidence?
Warren 'EvilSeph' Loo[10][28] EvilSeph - Mojang avatar.png Game developer @EvilSeph Leader of the Bukkit team.
Jakob Porsér Jakob - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Game developer (Scrolls)
X-Com 2, Master of Magic, Diablo 2 Recursive for loops.[9] @JahKob Made another game (Scrolls) along with Minecraft. His pants defy gravity and suspenders alike.
Johan Bernhardsson Bernhardsson - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Computer 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. Previously a Minecraft Pocket Edition developer. He no longer works for Mojang. He now works in Malmö.
Ryan 'TheMogMiner' Holtz[11] Game developer (Minecraft Computer Edition) @TheMogMiner Previously worked on Scaleform
Anton Albiin Customer support agent @ettglasvatten
Hayden 'Dock' Scott-Baron[29][30] Artist @docky Joined in December 2009, but left shortly after in February 2010 due to work-related issues.
Poi Poi Chen Artist (Scrolls) Dota 2 @poipoichen
Nathan 'Tahg' Gilbert[10][31] 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.
Amir Moulavi Minecraft Realms lead developer
Web developer
@mamirm
Mike 'ClayHero' Till Customer support agent @e_claymore Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.
Bella 'Broontoo'[32] Project manager @broontoo

Former contractors[edit | edit source]

Name Task Twitter
Gary M. Community Manager (Scrolls)[33] @atmaz
Gareth Community Manager (Scrolls)[34] @seemescrollin

Other games[edit | edit source]

Released games[edit | edit source]

Scrolls[edit | edit source]

Scrolls.png

Scrolls is another Mojang game which was first conceived and developed by Jakob Porsér.[35] Its lead designer is now Måns Olson and its production manager is Henrik Pettersson.[36] Announced on March 2, 2011,[37] 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.[38] It then hit beta on June 3, 2013[39] since when it is purchasable at a discounted price. The game was fully released on December 12, 2014,[40] but on June 29th, 2015, Mojang announced that development of Scrolls would cease as "the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development"; the servers are expected to run until at least July of 2016, and all further proceeds will make sure the game is played for as long as possible.[41]

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,[42] and one employee described the outcome as "the court saw it from our side". No further action was taken against Mojang, and the name, "Scrolls" remained.

Cobalt[edit | edit source]

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Cobalt is an action game developed by Oxeye Game Studios and published / co-developed by Mojang. The gameplay consists 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 a dated alpha version is available on Windows and Mac. The game is expected to be released through a launcher, as well as on Steam for Windows and Mac. Cobalt will also available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, which is being ported/developed by Fatshark, Pixeldiet, and published by Microsoft Studios. Cobalt was originally going to be released on October 30, 2015, but was delayed to be released on February 2, 2016 instead.[43] The game also features music by Mattias 'anosou' Häggström Gerdt.[44]

Cobalt Theme Song:

Crown and Council[edit | edit source]

Crown and Council is a casual strategy game fully created by Henrik Pettersson.[46] It was released on April 22, 2016.

Unreleased games[edit | edit source]

0x10c[edit | edit source]

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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.[47] However, the gameplay elements remained true and on April 4, Mojang revealed 0x10c as a space sandbox title.[48] It was eventually archived by Notch, as he didn't have the inspiration any more.

Rex Kwon Do[edit | edit source]

Until July 2012, Mojang was co-developing a video game called Rex Kwon Do alongside an undisclosed developer. Before the title had reached a significant stage of development, Mojang cancelled the collaboration, due to their lack of involvement and influence on the project.[49]


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