Notch considers angel investing


Notch considers angel investing
Wants to make the world a better place.
Notch, the creator of Minecraft, may get into angel investing, but said that it won’t be until after he is finished making games. Commenting on a Reddit post regarding his significant wealth, he explained that investing in a game can be a lot more work than he had originally thought. As it currently stands, Notch has invested 100,000 in a game, and that was an education in itself.

There was speculation that Notch would help fund the development of Psychonauts 2 after a Twitter conversation between Tim Schafer and Notch went beyond a mere joke. To the dismay of fans, this deal broke down. Notch explained that he thought that “a couple of million” meant two million. He was corrected, and it turns out that it would have taken approximately $18 million to develop Psychonauts 2. Notch said, “I don't have the time at the moment to even try to get educated enough to make an eighteen million dollar deal. Perhaps in some distant future when I'm no longer trying to make games, I could get into angel investing.”

In the meantime, he hopes to make society a better place. He added that for him that includes helping “charities that help children, and charities that help promote freedoms I think are vital in the coming dozens of years, such as the EFF.” Naturally, he also plans to make sure his family are comfortable, and hopes to live out his dreams.

Notch isn’t finished with game development yet, though he has handed over the reins of Minecraft. He is currently working on the sandbox space game, 0x10c. It will feature both a single player element and a multiplayer component, and will evolve over time as Minecraft did. The last update was released at the beginning of November on the official website, while the multiplayer test can be viewed there as well.

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