Edge Developer Awards: Notch responds

Markus "Notch" Persson

Markus "Notch" Persson

Minecraft figurehead Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has taken to Twitter to take issue with Mojang’s placing in our inaugural game developer listings.

We placed the Swedish studio second only to Valve in the first Edge Developer Awards, which were judged by Edge’s editorial team. Notch described the placing as a ‘great honour’, but disagreed with our decision.

Notch responded by Tweeting: “#2? Really? One released game and almost no proven track record. Great honor, of course, but no. ;)” He also noted that Mojang had been placed ahead of Nintendo EAD, before adding that he concurred with our choice for the top videogame developer. “Valve was voted #1, and that I agree with!”

Find out more about the Edge Developer Awards and issue 250 of the magazine here.