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Minecraft Interview

Lord of Minecraft on GamesIndustry.biz (registration required) is a quick conversation with Markus "Notch" Persson about Minecraft, his successful sandbox game. One answer they highlight separately is his explanation of why he's been so public about the boatloads of money the game has been earning, reportedly as much as $350,000 a day. "Personally I like sharing that information, because I'm generally an open guy," Persson told them. "But it feels a bit sometimes like it's a bragging page." And while he is willing to consider selling DLC for the game, he rejects the idea of courting investors: "I'd rather have [the games] just be self-funded, because we can run the company we want. If we fail with a game it's because we failed it, not because we had to rush it to meet a deadline."

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28. Re: Minecraft Interview Dec 2, 2010, 15:20 Elessar
 
Ventura wrote on Nov 26, 2010, 06:29:
I'm not expecting him to get all "completely bogged down in testing", but fuck, he could have fired it up once. Maybe if he had, then he'd have known that he'd broken the game.
Of course he runs it as he codes, it's silly to think he wouldn't. If you're an avid PC gamer, you should know by now that even AAA devs have a hard time with the infinite amount of hardware profiles out there that run some builds fine, while others don't (*cough* Black Ops *cough*).

It's also silly to expect a few guys, just starting off as an indie dev to produce beta quality products in an alpha stage. In this stage, considering the entire scenario, it should be entirely acceptable that the game could be broken at any given point. If you didn't realize you were signing up to be a tester for a very young game, idk what to say. If you're upset about paying for something in this state, consider it a preorder that you get to futz with during the development process.
 
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