In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Markus “Notch” Persson, the co-founder of Mojang, said that he doesn’t feel that his company is indie anymore. Why? Because at this time they are being run more like a traditional business.
“We have a payroll to worry about and we need to do stuff to ensure the company lasts,” said Persson. “We have other stuff, which influences what we do other than trying to focus on the games … but in the other sense of indie, as in we make games we want to play without having any external dependencies, then, yeah, we’re indie.”
At the very least, Minecraft itself has hit the mainstream hard. For example, Minecraft-themed LEGO sets have just passed the LEGO review process. So if you grow tired of endlessly building blocky worlds on your computer, now you can do it in real life.
By Angelo M. D’Argenio