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Mojang Studios History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Mojang Studios?

Mojang Studios was founded by Markus Persson.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Mojang Studios?

Mojand Studios started its first design and development efforts in May 2009.

When was the first domain name purchased by Mojang Studios?

Mojand Studios purchased the minecraft.net domain name in May 2009.

When was Minecraft launched publicly?

Minecraft was launched publicly in May 2009.

When was Mojang Studios incorporated?

Mojang Studios was incorporated as Mojang Specifications in May 2009, amended to Mojang AB in October 2010, and rebraded as Mojang Studios in May 2020.

When was Mojang Studios acquired?

Mojang Studios was acquired by Microsoft in September 2014.

What was the acquisition price of Mojang Studios?

Mojang Studios was acquired for $2.5 billion USD.

Where was Mojang Studios headquartered?

Mojang Studios was headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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What happened during the year 1 of Mojang Studios?


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What was the version 1 of Mojang Studio's first product like?

MAY 2009

What are some of the pre-sale stats for Mojang Studio?

2009 to 2012

2013 to 2014

What were some of the extra materials about Mojang Studios?

2009 MAY Cave game tech test

2012 NOV Fireside chat with Notch