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500,000 copies sold - and it's still in alpha.


Stockholm, Sweden - October 29th -- The indie game company Mojang AB, the creators of Minecraft, which is still in the Alpha phase of development, has recently reached the 500 000 mark of sold copies. With almost 1.6 million registered users, this is a huge landmark not only for Mojang AB but also for indie games. With the success of Minecraft, Mojang AB will reinvest in Minecraft and also make sure to deliver new great games.

“We have had a lot to do lately with setting up an office and making sure we work with the right people. We believe that we have found really great development teams that will help us make Minecraft even better” says business manager Daniel Kaplan.

Minecraft will also see a special Halloween update this weekend which will add new features such as the currently named underworld “The Slip”, where the player will be able to teleport long distances in the real world.

For more information please visit www.minecraft.net or follow @notch or @Kappische on twitter

About Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox PC game where the player can remove, build and combine cubic blocks and create the world she likes. With all the recent news and popularity of indie games, Minecraft has managed to attract almost 1,6 million registered user with over 500 000 paying customers. Minecraft, which is currently in heavy development, was first released to the public in spring 2009.

About Mojang AB

Mojang AB is a Swedish indie game company, founded by Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft. With the hit of Minecraft, Mojang has started development of new games that will see the light in 2011.


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