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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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8. Re: Notch Backing Age of Wonders 3 Feb 14, 2013, 04:29 Dev
 
NKD wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 00:34:
But unlike you and me, he's wealthy enough to where he can not only buy games he wants, but ensure games he want come into existence in the first place.

It's the most logical thing for a very wealthy gamer to do, actually.
Maybe, but he decided not to fund psychonauts 2 after learning it would be more than a couple million.

finga wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 00:06:
Thanks, Captain Obvious.

If he wants to invest in games rather than in a stock market or in buying lavish crap, then why do you have a problem?

You think he randomly chose this? Read the post again. It wasn't random.
Sorry, poor word choice. I should have said arbitrarily. It seems random to me, but he's not doing it randomly.

I have a problem, because I'd much rather see it go into improving or expanding minecraft. Maybe doing minecraft 2. He's got his own company, why not re-invest more into that?
 
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