The studio behind Minecraft, Mojang, has revealed a new name and logo. Minecraft is made by many teams around the world, some in Redmond and some in Stockholm. But since today, they are all united under one umbrella: Mojang Studios.
The team explains their new logo in the press release:
We will say this: play is at the heart of Mojang Studios. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even entangled in our name (which roughly translates to “gadget” in lovely, old-timey Swedish). And now, finally, it’s squarely planted in our new, modular logo.
But we have yet to reveal our biggest little secrets. They are hiding in plain sight – in this very blog post – as part of the new logo. Introducing: the Mojangs! These mysterious little gizmos are powered by play. They test and tinker, endlessly explore, and help us discover new corners of the Minecraft universe.
Not entirely sure you understand what the Mojangs are? No worries! We created this entirely straightforward and scientifically sound trailer to explain their origin, especially for you.
Oh, and it’s the 11th birthday of Minecraft today!