Mojang AB

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Mojang AB (full Swedish name: Mojäng Aktiebolag—Swedish for "Gadget Ltd."), pronounced /mʊˈjɛŋ/[1] (muu-YENG), originally Mojang Specifications, is the independent video game developer primarily known for the creation and development of Minecraft. It was founded by Markus Persson, Jakob Porsér, and Carl Manneh. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Mojang currently has 27 employees.

Employees[edit | edit source]

Current employees[edit | edit source]

Name Position:
Favorite games Special talent Twitter Notes About: Mojang AB: Employees
Markus "Notch" Persson Founder of Mojang and creator of
Game developer
Dungeon Master 2, Doom, X-Com Can look directly at the sun with only minor permanent damage. @notch Used to have a great hat, gave it away, now has a new hat. Minecraft is the brainchild of Markus Persson. Rumors have it that he programmed it during a power outage in the summer of 1812 while he was carrying infants out of a burning church which was built on the back of a giant opossum. Also he is 11'6" tall and glows in the dark.
  1. Enjoy games
  2. Pick up programming
  3.  ????
  4. Profit
Jens "Jeb_" Bergensten Lead programmer/designer on Minecraft
Game developer
Starcraft, Doom 2, Don’t Look Back Eating cheese doodles with chopsticks @jeb_ He's a redditor! Fun Fact #328: The facial hair right below his lower lip is brighter than the rest.
Daniel "Kappische" Kaplan Business developer
Business Developer and Developer of Minecraft Pocket Edition
Street Fighter IV, Tetris DS, Zelda: A Link to the Past Typing very fast. @Kappische On his Skype picture he looks like a pirate.
Markus "Junkboy" Toivonen Art developer
Art Director
Wild Guns, Metal Slug, Full Throttle Laying down digital mosaic. @jnkboy Very mysterious. Some say he doesn't even exist.
Jakob Porsér Founder of Mojang and lead programmer/designer on
Game developer
X-Com 2, Master of Magic, Diablo 2 Recursive for loops. @JahKob Will be making another game (Scrolls) along with Minecraft. His pants defy gravity and suspenders alike.
Carl Manneh Founder of Mojang and the CEO
FIFA 10, Resident Evil, Tetris Cloning himself. @carlmanneh Used to be Notch's old boss. His last name sounds like "money" and he is Mojang's business guy. Coincidence?
Tobias Möllstam Web developer
Force of Good
Developing tight webs to capture customers. @mollstam One day he decided to eat failure and s*** success. True story.
Aron Nieminen Lead programmer on Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Game developer
None He's very bright. His hair looks like a blue, woolen cap.
Daniel Frisk Chief architect
@danfrisk He never works on Fridays.
Mattis "BombBoy" Grahm Artist
Time travel. @BomuBoi
Lydia "MinecraftChick" Winters[2] Director of Fun
Minecraft, Oregon Trail Having bright-colored hair. @LydiaWinters Minecraft was the second video game she played.
Henrik "Carnalizer" Pettersson Artist
Boardgames, strategy games, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, Minecraft Extreme procrastination. @carnalizer Is the oldest person employed by Mojang.
Leonard "Xlson" Axelsson[3] Web Developer
Can recite the entire alphabet by memory. @xlson
Jon Kågström Programmer on Minecraft
Game developer
@jonkagstrom Used to work as an AI programmer at DICE on Battlefield.
Kristoffer Jelbring[4] Web developer
Web Developer
Being Mojang's unofficial DJ. @KrisJelbring
Marc Watson Customer support manager
Customer Support
Minecraft, Mass Effect, Halo, Elder Scrolls Performs improv comedy @Marc_IRL Started Minecraft Marathon[5]
Karin Severinson Finances @KarinSeverinson
Anton Albiin Customer support @EttGlasVatten
Mathias Andersson Customer support @91maan90
Mike Till Customer support US Army veteran @E_Claymore Worked with Marc at previous job
Warren "EvilSeph" Loo Minecraft server development @evilseph Member of the Bukkit team.
Erik "Grum" Broes Minecraft server development @_grum Member of the Bukkit team.
Nathan "Dinnerbone" Adams Minecraft server development @dinnerbone Member of the Bukkit team.
Nathan "Tahg" Gilbert Minecraft server development @tahgtahv Member of the Bukkit team.
Måns Olson Game developer @MansOlson
Johan Bernhardsson Game developer @jbernhardsson
Patrick Geuder Data analysis @pgeuder
Tommaso Checchi Game developer on Minecraft Pocket Edition @_tomcc

Games[edit | edit source]

  • Minecraft
  • Cobalt (developed with Oxeye Game Studio)
  • Scrolls
  • 0x10c

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The "AB" in "Mojang AB" stands for Aktiebolag, which roughly translates to Limited or Ltd in English.

References[edit | edit source]

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