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Notch Passes the Minecraft Torch

The Word of Notch announces that Markus 'Notch' Persson is stepping down as lead developer on Minecraft:

As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. Iíve promised him to not pull rank. ;)

Weíve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and Iím amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we donít agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. Heís truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him.

If you want to contact Jens, heís on twitter as @jeb_, or you can email him at jeb@mojang.com

Personally, I will now rest for a while, then get back to work refreshed and eager. Iíll be helping out with Minecraft, of course, but also starting work on some new project.

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27. Re: Notch Passes the Minecraft Torch Dec 2, 2011, 23:48 Mead
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 15:25:
Not sure where the "mods need support" line comes from, given that theres like 6 billion huge mods that work just fine without.. ehm, dedicated support...

Granted you gotta edit the game files directly but i'd rather do that than suffer any limitations in their planned mod-support. Also theres already mod-support in a sense, given that theres mod-loaders abound that even allow access to different api's (so already superior to anything an official mod support could even do).
The only reason there are big successful mods right now is because a group of people (The Minecraft Coder Pack team) is dedicated to de-obfuscating and generally unfucking the obfuscated code. If that wasn't happening, you wouldn't see nearly as many people bothering with it. Support would come in the context of them not having to expend so much effort just to get things workable for modders.
 
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