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Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3

Eurogamer has word that Markus "Notch" Persson is the reason that Age of Wonders 3 is in development, saying the Minecraft creator and Mojang founder stepped up because he's a big fan of the role-playing strategy series. "We noticed Minecraft's random title-screen blurb mentioned Age of Wonders, so I thought what the heck and I sent Notch an email," explains Triumph Studios' Lennart Sas. "We had a demo for Age of Wonders 3 and talked to various parties including traditional publishers. There was certainly interest but the prospect of having Notch help fund was a dream come true, as he's a fan of the game and didn't insist on owning it like many of the publishers do these days when they fund development."

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13. Re: Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3 Feb 14, 2013, 09:09 Beamer
 
Dev wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 04:29:
Maybe, but he decided not to fund psychonauts 2 after learning it would be more than a couple million.

Yeah, 9 times more than "a couple million."
And more than the original game earned.


Not sure how anyone can judge him negatively for that. Even if I had a few billion I doubt many games would be worth $18 million that I'd never see again.
 
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