In June, Mr. Persson said Mojang “does not exist to make as much money as possible for the owners.” Instead, he said, “Mojang exists because I got lucky with ‘Minecraft,’ and it got way bigger than I could handle on my own.”
2.5 billion dollars later…
As you might already know, Persson is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.
lol jokes apart, this seems to be a very good investment. They appear to have made 115 million in profits last year from a 291 million revenue, which is good growth expectations in Microsoft’s hands
They also appeared to be heavy critics of Microsoft and refused to make a version for windows phone reputing the platform too small. I guess with their user base, they can move a lot of weight in the tech industry, which makes them a good asset to acquire.
Oh and probably my freeletics subscription
lol MSFX, stop it. Your just going to make everybody jealous!
Got a Garmin forerunner 110. Had this since Jan 2013 and use it to track my runs. We’ve run together 3070+km since. Got a few more runs that need to be sync’d. Not failed me once, still looking brand new!
Something to keep in mind though is while we’re making fewer sales this month, the traffic has been consistent, at-least for me. I guess window shopping is free after all.
If people are not buying as much this month, hopefully they are bookmarking for later
Just terrible, a good month to plan vacations. Will remember next year
There is no reason not to buy an item from any author in the marketplace, elite and non-elite authors alike. It is quite an elusive concept for me to try and comprehend why you would buy exclusively from Elite authors when you yourself are a non-elite author here and will repute yourself lower than another based on sales figure status. Then complain about it when things go wrong.
The status does not mean the author is held to more rigorous standards. In general they are good developers and top sellers. Envato has already given you many tools to gauge quality through ratings, public comments, pre-sale questions, sales count on items, demos. You can even write to the author to test their response times.
In the end, as others have said, you already have the item, so apply the fix. Quite frankly, I don’t know of any updates that break your site to the extent that it is not fixable with a little scotch…..tape
I agree with gravitydept. Paid updates is a good incentive for authors. This is the best assurance you can get as a customer. I hope Envato goes in this direction in the future.
oh oh oh, it’s super hero i-man
Nice interview Sam, read your last one as well. Keep it up!
Great! Enjoyed this episode as well
^ Is in reality an incredibly beautiful woman, named Lisa!
Use by you or one client means, either this can be you hence developing for yourself or you can develop a solution for a client.
In either case, it ends up being used by one entity you or your client on one website denoted by a URL, which in your case is your single end product