Notch announced yesterday on his blog and Twitter that he will be giving "the final say in all design decisions" to Jens Bergensten (Jeb), so Notch can focus on other projects.
Jeb has been working with Notch on Minecraft for over a year now. The few disputes they have had have been solved with discussion and in the end we players have gotten a better productbecauseof it.
This howevertechnicallymakes Jeb the boss over Notch when it comes to Minecraft, which I'm sure can feel a bit silly from Jeb's side, though Notch promisedto not pull rank on him.
We wish Jeb the best of luck on his new position and I'm sure it will still keep on being Minecraft. If Notch has that much confidence in Jeb, then so do we.
Here is the link and the full post: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/13633493969/och-med-dom-orden-sa-passar-jag-micken
As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I’ve promised him to not pull rank. ;)
We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. He’s truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him.
If you want to contact Jens, he’s on twitter as@jeb_, or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personally, I will now rest for a while, then get back to work refreshed and eager. I’ll be helping out with Minecraft, of course, but also starting work on some new project.