The great thing about Markus “Notch” Persson is that he’s a gamer, like us. He understands what makes gamers mad and what makes us happy to play games. Today on Twitter he shared an interesting tidbit about Minecraft, saying:
“I frequently receive emails from people who want to “help monetize minecraft.net“. My reply is usually “No”, sometimes “Go away.” Latest hopeful partner was avg, offering us 20k upfront to bundle it with the minecraft launcher. No. Not as long as I work here.
It seems even large companies like AVG Antivirus jump in the pile of Notch’s inbox hoping for a commercial deal. Where other video game companies would have taken up the opportunity, Notch’s perspective from the average gamer could see that it would be terrible. It doesn’t have much to do with news, but it’s definitely a sign that Mojang will continue to be an amazing company – at least as long as Markus is there and most likely longer.