Minecraft Svezia means Minecraft Sweden. What is going on between Minecraft and Sweden? For those who do not have any slightly idea of what happens, please read the whole article until you reach the last word.
Microsoft raised eyebrows in the year of 2014 with the announcement it was spending a hefty $2.5 billion to buy Mojang, the name of the Swedish developer of world building game called Minecraft. The reaction among the video game industry in Stockholm was a little different.
Minecraft, the the time Microsoft came calling, was the name of a global trend. This one instantly gave Microsoft a hugely popular brand with children and gamers of all ages, as well as the $100 million or so in profit that Mojang was then pulling in annually. Bringing Mojang and the 35 employees of them under the house of Microsoft also trust the Redmond company into the center of a vibrant, and unique, video gaming cluster. The video game boom of Sweden in the last half decade is one of the largest success stories in the industry, fueled by a talented and creative workforce and the results of years of government support for education and technology. The country currently boasts the second highest concentration of video game studios per capita in the world, right after Finland, according to data from the industry tracker Gamedevmap.
Furthermore, an industry trade group estimated that one out of every 10 people in the world has played a game developed in Sweden, from casual titles like Candy Crush to the high end Battlefield and whimsical Goat Simulator.
Recently, a lot of people have plugged into Minecraft, the name of an open ended game that allows players pilot blocky characters and build elaborate universe. This one has sold more than 122 million copies, the second largest all time seller behind Tetris.
The biggest city of Sweden and the home of 930,000 people called Stockholm is spread across an archipelago of 14 islands and coastline where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea. The essential thing is the kidney shaped island of Gamla Stan, old town in English, a maze of narrow cobbled streets linked by bridges and ferries to the adjacent islands. Just to the south sist Sodermalm, the island mainly used for farmland until the bogs and lakes of it were drained and working class housing was built in the 19th century. Now, it is the cultural capital of Stockholm and the heart of its gaming scene.
The company of Mojang was founded in 2009 by Markus Notch Persson, the one who built Minecraft in his spare time. At first, he spurned a job offer to bring his game idea to the Bellevue company. After the sale to Microsoft closed, him and the two other founders of Mojang left the company. The purchase of Microsoft of one of Sweden’s crown jewels of video gaming sparked the concerns that typically come when a large company acquire a smaller one. in fact, new oversight and an infusion of foreign corporate culture is able to end what made the acquired company successful in the first place.