Minecraft creator Notch steps down

/ 5 years ago

The creator and lead developer of the indie success story, Minecraft, has stepped down as lead developer.

Posted on his blog, Markus Persson AKA Notch, has this to say on the matter:

“As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I’ve promised him to not pull rank. 😉

We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. He’s truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him.

If you want to contact Jens, he’s on twitter as @jeb_, or you can email him at

Personally, I will now rest for a while, then get back to work refreshed and eager. I’ll be helping out with Minecraft, of course, but also starting work on some new project.”

So, how will Minecraft progress with its new lead developer? That’s what we’re all waiting to find out.

Source: Notch