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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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20. Re: Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3 Feb 14, 2013, 22:44 Redmask
 
Given Notchs standards for his own products, I'm not sure how I feel about him funding other games. I know a lot of people like Minecraft but I thought it was a goddamn mess that could not possibly be called a complete game without snickering.

Then again I also like the Age of Wonders games and want another so maybe they will just take his money and do what they want.
 
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