Minecraft: Mojang Puts Modders on Priority List
Mojang is prioritizing a modding APi right now. The indie studio is small compared to all the modders that can provide manpower so opening up Minecraft to mods may actually help. According to Jens “Jeb” Bergensten, he will be working more on the game’s engine rather than on the features if the game is opened up to other developers. Bergensten, by the way, is Minecraft’s new lead designer. He believes that it is time to hand the reins to people who are willing and able to create new Minecraft features.
Bergensten also believes that with modders working with the small Minecraft development team, gamers get to put in their own vision of what Minecraft is all about. The main development team is just a small one. There is only one team and there is only one new member. Welcoming in mods will also be a means of making way for different opinions to seep into the Minecraft world. With different opinions being heard, there is a better chance for the game to end up balanced. Also, this new setup will allow people to become part of the development of the game. More people will end up happy, including members of the Mojang team. It will take some time, though. People have to get the hang of creating new Minecraft games. Bergensten and his team will be working hard on the mod API to speed up the modders’ learning process and “to allow the game to really change.”
There is a game called Ace of Spades that makes use of rifles. It is like a combination of Minecraft and Day of Defeat. Just think of all the other games that can be designed with the use of the mod API. There will certainly be lots of other new takes on Mojang’s popular game.