Minecraft nears millionth sale

Minecraft nears millionth sale

By Rob Crossley

January 7th 2011 at 1:47PM

More staff employed as Mojang continues expansion

Indie game sensation Minecraft is on the brink of reaching its millionth customer landmark, the game’s creator has said.

The game, which launched as a so-called ‘Alpha edition’ in June last year, has brought fame and fortune to its principal designer Markus Persson.

Minecraft’s popularity surged last year, and during the summer Perrson was said to be earning around $350,000 each day.

Persson, who has already been offered job interviews from the likes of Valve and Bungie, decided instead to set up his own studio – Mojang Specifications.

The outfit is growing steadily, and Perrson announced on his blog that two new employees have joined.

“Oh, and Minecraft will hit 1 million sales soon,” he added. “I have no idea how to celebrate that! There’s no time to plan anything!”

Develop’s coverage of Persson and Minecraft can be found here.