Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes

The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy. Lots of different people have wanted to talk to me, and I’m spending a lot of time trying to decide where to take Minecraft and Mojang (the company making Minecraft).

I’m going away on a personal trip to Finland next week, and the day after I get back, I’m flying to northwestern USA to speak to some of my idols.

I like being totally transparent, but since this involves third party people, I don’t know how much I can say; but I can tell you what I want.

I would love to hire some people and set up a small development studio in Stockholm. This would include additional programmers, and someone in charge of the website and community features. And an artist that can make a nicer glass texture.
I am not interested in changing the openness of how minecraft is developed, nor do I have any intention of selling the product to anyone else; I want to be the one developing it.

My development speed has gone down lately because of all this crazy cool but scary stuff happening, but I promise you it will go up again soon, regardless of what happens.

As to my trip to the US; I will be in Bellevue, Washington from August 30 to September 2. I don’t know exactly what my schedule is yet, but I’d be more than willing to meet players from that area as long as you promise not to be creepy. ;) We can try to work out the details over twitter.

posted 12 years ago