Minecraft is an incredible success and no one can ever deny it: it’s even more amazing that the game started as a small indie title and it managed to sell millions of digital copies. The game’s formula is easy to understand and it grants a lot of freedom: coupled with some portable versions of the game, this managed to make Minecraft one of the most successful titles released in recent years.
With such a great success, it’s no wonder than many big time companies tried to buy developer Mojang and the game’s property: Mojan founders Markus “Notch” Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser stated in an interview with Reuters that pretty much any big time company tried to buy the developers but each offers has been refused so far. We know that EA is among the potential buyers, as well as Sean Parker, Napster creator: with over 240 million dollars earned in 2012 and over 15 million copies of Minecraft sold, most companies would be making a lot of profit from the title.
While enjoying Minecraft success, Mojang hasn’t been resting on its laurels: together with the updates for the game, the team is also developing Scrolls, a card-battle game and a space simulator called 0x10c.