All Games made by Mojang

The Minecraft developers Mojang Studios have created the best videogame of all time. But did you know Mojang developed many other titles? Read on to discover more.

Who Are Mojang Studios?

Mojang studios (formerly known as Mojang Specifications) are a game developer that was founded in Stockholm, Sweden by Markus Persson in 2009. 

Mojang Specifications was originally founded to create the Minecraft games, the game developer's original title (only the original Minecraft java edition being available and developed at the time) and as they developed the Minecraft games, they hired more staff to build the company.

An image of the Mojang Studios Logo

Jakob Porser, Carl Manneh, Daniel Kaplan, and Jens Bergensten were all hired to join the game developer, helping to create the foundations of what was to become Mojang Studios.

By 2014, Persson sold his share of Mojang Specifications (now called Mojang AB) and the company was sold to Microsoft before becoming Mojang Studios.

Mojang became Mojang Studios in 2020 and was completely rebranded.

Games Made By Mojang Studios

Mojang Studios may be most famous for creating Minecraft, the best-selling, block-building video game of all time. But they’ve actually developed a range of other games in different genres.

Title 

Year of Release 

Genre

Minecraft (Java Edition)

2011

Sandbox

Minecraft Bedrock Edition

2011

Sandbox

Callers Bane/ Scrolls

2014

Digital Collectible Card Game

Minecraft Story Mode

2015

Graphic Adventure Game

Cobalt 

2016

Action (Side Scroller)

Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 (episode 1, 2 and 3)

2017

Graphic Adventure Game

Cobalt WASD

2017

Action (Side Scroller)

Minecraft Earth 

2019

Augmented Reality

Minecraft Dungeons

2020

Dungeon Crawler

There has been some controversy around some of Mojang’s releases, however, all these games have been released and are available to play across various platforms, such as Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Minecraft (Java Edition) - 2011

Minecraft is a sandbox game first created in the java programming language. Minecraft has been ported to many different platforms since its creation, including Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo Switch as the Bedrock Edition, with Minecraft Pocket Edition being the mobile port.

An image of a Zombie in Minecraft

Minecraft combines limitless building with blocks with open-world sandbox exploration to produce a game that was met with critical acclaim, being graced with the title of one of the greatest games of all time.

An image of a periodic table in Minecraft education edition

Several spinoffs of Minecraft were later created (some by Mojang Studios), namely Minecraft Story Mode and Minecraft Educational edition, which is sometimes used by schools for use in STEM.

Minecraft Bedrock Edition - 2011

The Minecraft Bedrock Edition is the ported version of Minecraft coded in the C++ coding language and released on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC. 

There are minor differences in game mechanics such as taming and tick speeds, but ultimately it’s the same game with the same premise.

Minecraft Story Mode - 2015/Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 (episodes 1, 2 and 3) - 2017

Minecraft story mode is a point-and-click game developed and released by Telltale Studios, which was heavily based on Minecraft.

An image of the main character and a character wearing armor in Minecraft Story Mode

Players use a point-and-click interface as well as periodic interludes of arcade-style gameplay controls for mini-games to move throughout the story, which is of a similar style to Telltale’s other game releases such as The Last Of Us. 

While the game includes some building elements that are integral to the Minecraft series’s style of gameplay, Minecraft Story Mode is more akin to a comic book adventure, and as such has the main character and other plot lines that the player must follow, ratchet than being sandbox.

Minecraft Earth - 2019

Minecraft Earth was a sandbox, augmented-reality spinoff of the Minecraft game, primarily available on iOS and Android mobile devices, and was released playable free of charge.

A image of a tree structure being built in Minecraft Earth in Augmented reality

This game had the elements that make Minecraft what it is; namely building, mining, and exploring, utilizing ‘build mode’ and ‘play mode’ that allowed players (and their friends) to collaboratively build and explore their own creations in real-time.

Minecraft Dungeons - 2020

Minecraft Dungeons is fundamentally different from the Minecraft game series, primarily because of its limited, point-and-click hack-and-slash gameplay that is not sandbox, but rather is set in generated Minecraft dungeons that the player must traverse.

An image of a player wearing  suit of armor fighting 3 skeletons in Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons was released on Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation. 

The dungeon crawler gameplay experience and isometric styling received mixed criticism, with some praising its design and gameplay, while others disliked its procedurally generated dungeons and non-replayability.

Scrolls/ Caller's Bane - 2014, Released 2018

Caller's Bane (formerly known as Scrolls) is a turn-based strategy digital collectible card game, developed in 2014 and released on Windows, Mac and Android devices for free.

Developed using the Unity game engine by Jakob Porser, Caller's Bane was intended to fill a perceived gap in the market of collectible card games, with the game developers wanting to accommodate multiplayer online elements of the game.

An image of a duel in Caller's Bane

There was controversy surrounding the game, as when it was due to be released at first, it went by the name ‘Scrolls’ (referring to the cards players and collect during playing), which caught the attention of The Elder Scrolls series developers and publishers Zenimax studios.

An Image of a 'scroll' in Caller's Bane

This ended in a lawsuit against Mojang Studios, who ultimately released the game with the name changed to Caller's Bane.

2Player Productions filmed and created a ‘behind-the-scenes’ video that looks at the development of Callers Bane, which you can watch here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8atE70UgCPY

Crown and Council - 2016

Developed by a Mojang employee (Henrik Pettersson) and given a surprise release on Steam, Mojang announced Crown and Council in 2016.

An image of a game of Crown and Council being played, showing taken-over territories

Crown and Council is an action strategy game based around conquering opposing cities and kingdoms by gaining ‘tiles’, which can then be built upon. 

The game is very different from the others Mojang developed and is a stand-alone that was released for free in 2016.

Cobalt - 2016

Mojang published this side-scrolling adventure action strategy game, developed by Oxeye game studio in 2016 as a release for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Microsoft Xbox One.

An image of the game Cobalt in action

The gameplay involves completing challenges or facing off opponents in deathmatches with thrown objects and weapons, which results in exciting multiplayer gameplay. 

The game received mixed, fairly average reviews on its release.

Cobalt WASD - 2017

Branching off of Cobalt 2016, Cobalt WASD simplified gameplay and enhanced one aspect of the action strategy game, leaning more into a storyline and giving payers one of two options to play as the ‘Metalface’s or the ‘Protobot’s.

An image of Cobalt WASD being played

This game used the same principles as Cobalt 2016 did, being developed by Oxeye game studio and also released by Mojang, but this release concentrated on multiplier interaction and buying upgraded weapons with money won at the end of each game.

Games Against Ebola - Humble Bundle Game Jam 2012 & 2013, Mojam 1&2

The Humble Bundle's Game Jam held in 2012 and the Humble Bundle's Games Against Ebola Game Jam held in 2012 were separate game jams intended to raise money for charity, with the second being for ebola relief efforts and involved several large game developers (including Mojang) live streaming game development.

An image of Catacomb Snatch being played

The Mojam 1 and Mojam 2 were two game jams held by Mojang themselves, held in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Mojang developed and released several games for these game jams, including:

  • Catacomb Snatch
  • Nuclear Pizza War
  • Endless Nuclear Kittens
  • Battle Frogs
  • Docktor
  • Healthcore Evolved
  • Snake Oil Stanley