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Mojang more than doubles second year profits
from mcvnordic.com .............. Mojang, the Swedish indie developer that still only has Minecraft to its credit, made a profit of around 60 million SEK (almost 7.2 million Euro) last year, and this year looks set to more than double it, according to CEO Carl Manneh.
The studio is currently working on a role playing card game called Scrolls, and working with smaller developers to publish their games (currently we know of Cobalt, which is still in alpha testing). But their main cash cow is still Minecraft, which still sells just as well as it did before release (!), in addition to the new Xbox 360 version, which sells around 17,000 units daily and several smartphone versions. But last year, when the company pulled in around 550 million SEK, 425 million went straight to Notch Development, founder Markus ‘Notch’ Perssons own company. This year, most of the money will go straight to Mojang, since they have officially taken over the development of the game from Persson. Who still stands to make quite a wad of cash as he is one of the biggest owners of Mojang.
“Since Mojang keeps more of the earnings from the new Minecraft versions, our turnover increases a lot this year,” Manneh tells IT24. “Our profits will more than double. Markus’ company will also make more money, though perhaps not as high a percentage as Mojang.”
Mojang has also moved into a bigger office, one with more than one bathroom, and their future looks very bright. If you want to read more about them, check out Thomas Arnroth’s article at IT24. If you want to meet them, you can always go to Minecon, which will be held in Eurodisney in November. All of Eurodisney.
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