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Mojang AB



Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh




Stockholm, Sweden

Key people

Lead developer Jens Bergensten, CEO Jonas Mårtensson


Minecraft, Caller’s Bane, Cobalt, and Crown and Council


Microsoft Studios


Mojang AB (Mojäng Aktiebolag – Swedish for "Gadget Ltd.") or simply Mojang, pronounced About this sound /ˈmʊˈjɛŋ/ (IPA key) ᴍᴜᴜ-yang (respell key) in Swedish and About this sound /moʊˈdʒæŋ/ ᴍᴏʜ-jang in American English,[1] is the home office of the Minecraft studio, a first-party game developer for Microsoft Studios. It is primarily known for the creation and development of Minecraft. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Mojang currently has nearly 100 employees.[2][3]


Mojang was founded by Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh as an independent video game developer. Its original name was Mojang Specifications until becoming a limited liability company in October 2010 under the name "Mojang AB". Mojang publicly announced on September 15, 2014 that they would be bought by Microsoft, and they subsequently became a subsidiary of Microsoft, and joined Microsoft Studios, on November 6 of that year.[4]. Mojang AB as a legal entity continues to exist as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Minecraft studio[edit]

Mojang in Stockholm is the home office of the larger Minecraft studio, and is where the decisions regarding the Minecraft franchise are made. The Minecraft studio also includes satellite offices in Japan, China, the United Kingdom, and Redmond, Washington, USA, sharing a single studio budget and studio vision between all locations. The heads of the studio are Mojang CEO Jonas Mårtensson and Minecraft Studio General Manager [5]Helen Chiang. Matt Booty, the former CVP of Minecraft, was promoted to the CVP of Microsoft Studios and reports to Phil Spencer, who is the Executive Vice President of Microsoft's gaming division [6].

The UK office works closely with platform partners in Europe as well as partner studio 4J Studios. Primary testing and production for the Legacy Console Editions occur there. The China office works closely with the partner studio NetEase. The Japan office works closely with platform partners in Japan and Asia. The Redmond office, like the one in Stockholm, assists with all the editions. Nearly all teams are spread out across both Stockholm and Redmond offices, except that Education Edition is developed primarily in Redmond, and Java Edition is developed primarily in Stockholm.[7]




Minecraft: Dungeons[edit]


Caller’s Bane[edit]


Caller’s Bane (originally known as Scrolls) is another Mojang game which was first conceived and developed by Jakob Porsér[8], with Måns Olson and Henrik Pettersson joining later on.[9] Announced on March 2, 2011,[10] it aims to combine elements from trading card games and traditional board game in the strategy genre.

In August 2011, Mojang had been threatened with legal action by the legal team representing ZeniMax Media, with the accusation being that the original 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,[11] 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" was allowed to remain.

The game was first made available to a limited number of people through alpha keys giveaways, starting from July 5, 2012.[12] It then hit beta on June 3, 2013[13] since when it is purchasable at a discounted price. The game was fully released on December 12, 2014,[14] 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".[15] Servers for the game didn’t shut down, however, until February 13, 2018.[16]

On June 20, 2018, it was announced that the game would be released for free the same day, along with changing the name from Scrolls to Caller’s Bane.[17]


Cobalt (game).png

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.[18] The game also features music by Mattias 'anosou' Häggström Gerdt.[19]

Cobalt Theme Song

Cobalt Trailer

Crown and Council[edit]


Crown and Council is a casual strategy game fully created by Henrik Pettersson.[23] It was originally concieved in a 72-hour game jam, and was released on April 22, 2016. It was inspired by the games History of the World and Slay, although many compare it to Risk.

The game puts the player in control of a nation warring against others on a tile-based map. Each turn, the player earns income based on how many conquered tiles they have, and can spend earned money to conquer other tiles or improve their own through the construction of structures like forts, villages and universities, which all provide different bonuses. The player wins a map once they have vanquished all enemies, regardless of actual remaining neutral tiles.[24][25] There are 75 maps, with additional maps being procedurally generated.[26]

He originally said he planned on continuing working on the game to fix bugs and add features.[27] An update released in January 2017 added a 99-map campaign and tweaks to the procedural generation and land-taking mechanics to improve balance. The most important change was in the calculations affecting the attack and defense of territories: the element of "randomness" was removed, and "attrition" was added, meaning that failed attacks improve the chance of future attacks succeeding. This update also added OSX and Linux versions.[28]

Unreleased games[edit]



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. 0x10C is a hexadecimal number equivalent to 1612 in decimal, which equals 281,474,976,710,656, which was the number of years that were passed in story since 1988. 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 it as a space sandbox title.[30] The game was eventually indefinitely postponed because Notch had found creative blocks, citing the main problem as "it not being very fun to play"

Rex Kwon Do[edit]

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 canceled the collaboration, due to their lack of involvement and influence on the project.[31]


Current employees[edit]

Game developers[edit]

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About: Mojang AB: Employees
Jens 'Jeb' Bergensten[33] Jens - Mojang avatar.png Lead creative designer (Minecraft and Cobalt) Starcraft, Doom 2, Don’t Look Back Eating cheese doodles with chopsticks[34] @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[35] Dinnerbone - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft) @Dinnerbone Member of the Bukkit team. Known as Foreverabone on his Twitter page.
Erik 'Grum' Broes[35] Mojavatar grum.png Game developer (Minecraft) @_grum Member of the Bukkit team.
Jon Kågström Jon - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Caller’s Bane) @jonkagstrom Used to work as an AI programmer at DICE on Battlefield.
Aron Nieminen Aron - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft and Caller's Bane) He's very bright. His hair looks like a blue, woolen cap.
Måns 'Morre' Olson Mans - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft) @MansOlson
Michael 'Searge' Stoyke[36] Game developer (Minecraft) @SeargeDP Founder of the Mod Coder Pack (MCP)
Thomas 'ProfMobius' Guimbretière[37] Game developer (Minecraft) @ProfMobius Co-founder of the Mod Coder Pack (MCP)
Agnes 'LadyAgnes' Larsson[38] Game developer (Minecraft) @_ladyagnes
Maria Lemón Game developer (Minecraft) @MiaLem_n
Shoghi Cervantes Game developer (Minecraft) Likes everything that uses electricity[39] @shoghicp Founder of PocketMine
Daniel Wustenhoff Game developer (Minecraft) Likes pizza, and code @darngeek
Tomas Alaeus Game developer (Minecraft) @talaeus
Mikael 'Slicedlime' Hedberg Game developer (Minecraft) @slicedlime
Jason Major Game developer (Minecraft) @argo_major
Tommaso 'tommo' Checchi Game developer (Minecraft, Redmond) Wasting time[40] @_tomcc Previously worked on Cobalt's game engine.
Georgii 'fry' Gavrichev Game developer (Minecraft) @fry_su
Cory Scheviak Game developer (Minecraft) @cojomax99


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About: Mojang AB: Employees
Markus 'Junkboy' Toivonen[33] Junkboy - Mojang avatar.png Art director Wild Guns, Metal Slug, Full Throttle Laying down digital mosaic.[34] @jnkboy Very mysterious. Some say he doesn't even exist.
Mattis 'BombBoy' Grahm Mattis - Mojang avatar.png Artist (Caller’s Bane) Time travel. @BomuBoi Bombs. (He has one on his T-shirt, ooh...)
Henrik 'Carnalizer' Pettersson[41] Henrik - Mojang avatar.png Production manager of Caller’s Bane
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.
Martin Johansson Graphic designer
Ninni Landin Graphic designer @ninnilandin
Johan Aronson Lead Pixel Designer @johanaronson
Filip Thoms Product designer
Amanda Strom Product designer

Web/system development[edit]

Special talent Twitter
About: Mojang AB: Employees
Daniel Frisk Frisk - Mojang avatar.png Chief architect @danfrisk He never works on Fridays.
Kristoffer Jelbring[42] Kris - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Being Mojang's unofficial DJ. @KrisJelbring Peace.
Hampus Nilsson Project manager
Martin Odhelius Web developer @modhelius
Tomas Sommar Web developer @tomassommar
Pär Axelsson Web developer @paera
Stefan Torstensson Web developer
Robert Sjodahl Web developer @robertsjodahl
Torbjorn Allard Web developer

Content and community[edit]

Favorite game(s) Special talent Twitter
About: Mojang AB: Employees
Marc Watson Marc - Mojang avatar.png Content manager Minecraft, Mass Effect, Halo, The Elder Scrolls Performs improv comedy @Marc_IRL Started Minecraft Marathon[43]
Karim Wallden Head of community relations @karimwallden
Matthew 'Moesh' Dryden Content coordinator Minecraft Can entrance groups with his mesmerizing eyes. @lemoesh
Adam Martinsson Content coordinator Shooting laser beams from his fingers (unconfirmed).
Jay 'Mega_Spud' Wells Mojira community coordinator Minecraft Reproducing even the most stubborn bugs. @mega_spud
Aleksandra 'Ola' Zajac Mojira and Crowdin project manager @missmarzenia
Moira Ingeltun Video producer Being able to do a million things at once. @moizrgi
Matthew 'Deus Ex' Gartzke Community coordinator Being Herobrine @mattgartzke
Corey 'MonsieurV3rt' Clemans Latin America Community coordinator Speaking 11 different languages! @coreyclemans

Realms development[edit]

Favorite game(s) Special talent Twitter
About: Mojang AB: Employees
Philip 'Zee' Vieira Realms developer @zeeraw
Olof Carlson[44] Realms director @olofcarlson
Christian Westman[45] Realms developer @westmaaan
Alexandre Pretto[46] Realms developer @alexandrepretto
Fredrik Telenius Realms producer @fredriktelenius

Business development[edit]

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About: Mojang AB: Employees
Lydia 'MinecraftChick' Winters Lydia - Mojang avatar.png Chief brand officer Minecraft, Oregon Trail Having bright-colored hair, being amazing. @LydiaWinters Minecraft was the second video game she played.
Karin Severinson Karin - Mojang avatar.png Chief financial officer @KarinSeverinson
Patrick Geuder Geuder - Mojang avatar.png Business developement @pgeuder
Vu Bui Chief operating officer @vubui
Owen 'Bopogamel' Jones Director of creative communications @bopogamel Former PC Gamer web editor.
Jonas Mårtensson[47] Studio head @maartensson Carl Manneh's twin brother.
Marina Kostesic Senior financial accountant
Brynjólfur 'Binni' Erlingsson Data warehouse manager @brynjolfur
Lisa Kempe Project manager
Isabella Balk Office manager
Siri Hoel Andersson Office manager @sirihoel
Ulrika Hojgard Project director
Josefina Axelsson Financial assistant @vitasparven
Tom Stone Creative communications assistant @thetomstrange
Mikaela Prim Studio manager
Nicolette Suraga Project manager
Brand director
Tobias Ahlin Lead experience designer @tobiasahlin
Rikard Herlitz Chief technology officer @goocoder Founder and CTO of Goo Create
Adrian Östergård Project manager @adrian_eastyard

Mojang support[edit]

Favorite games Twitter
Mattias Victorin Customer support manager @mattiasvictorin
Nasim Derakhshan Customer support agent
Sarah Mårtensson Customer support agent
David Stuart Dahlgren Customer support agent @hejstuart
Elli Ashrafi Customer support agent
Josefin Olsson Customer support agent
Cim Borg Customer support agent Mass Effect @cim_xii
Marcus Forss Customer support agent

Brand enforcement[edit]

Brandon Andersson Brand enforcer
Talia Grunt Brand enforcer
Milla Stone Brand enforcer
Karl Lowry Brand enforcer
Mathias Andersson Brand enforcer
Anna Klingberg Brand enforcer
Olle Personne Brand enforcer
Matilda Åkerman Brand enforcer
Anna Lundgren Brand enforcer @ianna_na_na
Maria Malone Brand enforcer


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 Legacy 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 Legacy Console Edition[48][49] @armyoftrolls
Jasper 'Jappa' Boerstra Pixel artist working on new textures for Minecraft @JasperBoerstra


Name Edition Twitter
Mojang AB Minecraft Java, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Bedrock and New Nintendo 3DS Edition @mojang
Microsoft Studios Minecraft Xbox 360, Xbox One Edition and Bedrock Edition @msstudiosblog
NetEase Minecraft China @neteasegames
Sony Computer Entertainment Minecraft PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Edition @playstation

Former employees[edit]

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About: Mojang AB: Employees
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.[34] @notch 1. Enjoy games 2. Pick up programming 3. ???? 4. Profit

His beard has been shaved for charity.[50]

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

Tobias Möllstam[51] 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[51] Carl - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Chief Executive Officer
FIFA 10, Resident Evil, Tetris Cloning himself.[34] @carlmanneh Used to be Notch's old boss. His last name sounds like "money" and he is Mojang's business guy. Coincidence?
Daniel 'Kappische' Kaplan[52] Kappische - Mojang avatar.png Business developer Street Fighter IV, Tetris DS, Zelda: A Link to the Past Typing very fast.[34] @Kappische On his Skype picture he looks like a pirate.
Warren 'EvilSeph' Loo[35][53] EvilSeph - Mojang avatar.png Game developer @EvilSeph Leader of the Bukkit team.
Jakob Porsér Jakob - Mojang avatar.png Founder of Mojang
Game developer (Caller’s Bane)
X-Com 2, Master of Magic, Diablo 2 Recursive for loops.[34] @JahKob Made another game (Scrolls) along with Minecraft. His pants defy gravity and suspenders alike.
Johan Bernhardsson Bernhardsson - Mojang avatar.png Game developer (Minecraft Java 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.
Leonard 'xlson' Gram[54] Leo - Mojang avatar.png Web developer Can recite the entire alphabet by memory. @xlson
Ryan 'TheMogMiner' Holtz[36] Game developer (Minecraft Java Edition) @TheMogMiner Previously worked on Scaleform
Anton Albiin Customer support agent @ettglasvatten
Hayden 'Dock' Scott-Baron[55][56] 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
Marsh Davies Creative communications manager @marshdavies

Nathan 'Tahg' Gilbert[35][57] 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
Mike 'ClayHero' Till Customer support agent @e_claymore Worked with Marc Watson at a previous job.
Bella 'Broontoo'[58] Project manager @broontoo
Andreas Andersson Customer support agent Dota 2 @blurpiandy Creating videos related to Dota 2
Jonatan 'eldrone' Pöljö Designator @eldrone
David Marby[59] Realms developer @DMarby
Amelia Dale Head of social @amelialkd
Mariana 'RazzleberryFox' Graham Animator, modeler, texture artist @RazzleberryFox

Former contractors[edit]

Name Task Twitter
Gary M. Community Manager (Scrolls)[60] @atmaz
Gareth Community Manager (Scrolls)[61] @seemescrollin

Office tour[edit]



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  7. Talk:Mojang_AB#On_the_topic_of_how_Mojang_and_Microsoft_Studios_and_so_forth_are_presented
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  23. "Play Crown and Council - a new, free game!" – Mojang, April 22, 2016
  24. "Minecraft Devs Release Crown And Council Free" –, April 22, 2016
  25. "Mojang releases a free strategy game called Crown and Council" – Pcgamer, April 22, 2016
  26. "Minecraft Dev Releases Surprise Free Game on Steam" – Gamespot, April 22, 2016
  27. "Mojang's Crown and Council: From hobby project to Steam release" – Http:, May 25, 2016
  28. "Crown and Council gets royally updated, still free" – Rockpapershotgun, 31 January 2017
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  39. @shoghicp
  40. @_tomcc
  46. “Welcome to the Realms team, @alexandrepretto! Ele fala português!”@Marc_IRL, January 12, 2017
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