• Shouldn't you be on Minecraft.net right now?


    This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on we’ll be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more on Minecraft.net.

    Minecraft.net! Bookmark it! Make it your homepage!

    Why have we done this? Learn that and more on Minecraft.net!

    Note: we’ll still use this blog for any Mojang news that’s not relevant to Minecraft. There’s not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning.


    Owen - @bopogamel and Marsh - @marshdavies

  • The Humble Blockjam Bundle is about to begin


    Exciting news ahead!

    We’ve teamed up with a bunch of our developer buddies to create games and raise money for charity. The games will be available to download from Humble Bundle’s snazzy website in exchange for a donation of your choosing. It starts at 3pm today and ends at 12pm CET on Thursday. [UPDATE: It now ends at 12pm CET on Friday, meaning that all the games will be exactly 24 hours better!]

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  • Cobalt team reveal first official mod & new controls

    Holy moly! Those busy bees at Oxeye Studios have been rebuilding their amazing robot-blastin’ game, Cobalt, improving the engine and redesigning the controls to accommodate mouse-aim and WASD. That would be enough by itself, but they’ve also repurposed Cobalt’s core to create a massive, new, competitive team-based bomb-defusal game using new and improved modding tools - that will be available to all to use. Ooh!

    The new gametype is a sort of side-scrolling Counter-Strike with somersaulting robots and it’s really, really good. They plan to release the whole lot on Steam in one sumptuous package. PC FTW!

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  • Cobalt is 65% off in the Steam Summer sale!


    The PC version of Cobalt is featured in the Steam Summer sale! It’s got a whopping 65% off it’s standard price! If you’re a fan of crisp combat, cute robots, slick combat and absolute bargains, click the handy button below.

    I’ve embedded a trailer above but it you prefer promotional materials in written form, check out this unbiased piece on why Cobalt is so great.

    Thanks for ready everybody! Enjoy Cobalt!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Play Cobalt for free right now! Or buy it cheap!

    Cobalt is both a cosmically huge side-scrolling singleplayer adventure and an intensely competitive multiplayer arena. It’s awesome. Oxeye Game Studio made it, we published it and the PC version is free for to you to play until Monday 18th April!

    Download it right now and enjoy the thrill of blasting robots with super slo-mo trick-shots, uncover the secrets of a distant colony, pit your skills against co-op challenges or ruin your friends to rule the leaderboards!

    If you like what you see, you can buy the game at 33%-off the usual price. That offer lasts until Monday too, so you have the weekend to explore Cobalt’s crazy-cool robot-sploding antics before you decide to open your wallet.

    You can get Cobalt for PC on Steam, and for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The price isn’t discounted on Xbox, but it’s still the finest game about slow-mo-somersaulting, gun-toting robots to be found anywhere in the known universe. We would say that of course - so don’t take our word for it, just read the glowing user reviews!


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Mega-huge Cobalt patch: new tutorial and more!

    If you hadn’t heard, Cobalt is a game about slow-motion robo-blasting, published by Mojang and released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam for PC. It was already awesome but those busy bees at Oxeye Game Studio have nonetheless launched a massive update to the PC version, adding a slick new tutorial, online Survival mode and all manner of wonderful tweaks, from fine-tuned jet-shoes to better brain-racing controls.

    Don’t take my word for it, though: watch the video below to see some of the cool things Oxeye have cooked up.

    Alternatively, why not have a poke at the demo we launched yesterday? It includes the new tutorial and all that fresh patch goodness.

    And there’s lots more - you can read the full patch notes here. There are so many, they had to be split into three posts!

    Perhaps now the game’s developers can finally sleep. Perhaps.


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Play Cobalt's demo! Find secret code! Win stuff!



    You know about Cobalt by now right? A game published by Mojang and released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam for PC? Here’s a trailer to remind you how awesome it is.

    Xbox users have had the trial version of Cobalt for some time, but now there’s a demo for PC Steam users too. It includes all arcade modes, the extended tutorial, and even online play. Download it!

    Even more excitingly, there’s a 13 character code hidden in the tutorial, and we’re giving a free copy of the game to the first players to find it. Email the secret code to Pontus (kinten@gmail.com) and if you’re one of the first 15 to get in contact, he’ll respond with some friendly life-lessons, advice on how to be a cool dude, and a copy of the full game.

    There is no catch! Find the code. Email Pontus!! Get game!

    Have a great day!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Cobalt update: languages, controls, and map challenge!

    Hello blue faces!

    As you probably know, we’re working with the fine gentlemen at Oxeye Game Studio on Cobalt. They’re a super small sweet team of 2.2 people (it’s Daniel, Pontus and our Jens) and they’ve been listening to you guys and updated the game accordingly. Thanks to your feedback the game is still very much evolving! If there’s something you’d like to say to the devs they’re on twitter (linked above), Steam Community and at cobaltvault.no

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  • Cobalt now available to download

    Cobalt is available to download for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows. It costs $19.99 / £15:99 / €19.99. Stop reading this and download it right now!

    Still here? OK - here’s some information to help you make a more informed decision.

    Our new launch trailer!

    A copy-and-pasted description from our Steam store page

    “Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Discover the secrets of a distant colony in a cosmic campaign, take on challenges and rule the leaderboards, or face off against others in local and online multiplayer.”

    A press-release type thing

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, January 2nd, 2016.

    Leading developer of video games and reasonable, friendly people, Oxeye Game Studio, are delighted to premiere COBALT - an awesome video game published by Mojang AB, creators of Minecraft.

    Jens Bergensten, developer on Cobalt said: “I’m super excited. I’m not sure if it’s a spoiler or not, but the ending of the story has potential to put Cobalt into ‘cult classic’ status.”

    “It’s great that the game is finally done,” said Daniel Brynolf, another developer on Cobalt.

    “I don’t quite know what I’m going to do with the rest of my life,” said Pontus Hammarberg, yet another Cobalt developer. “I’ll probably continue to work on Cobalt.”

    Now go download! Have fun! See you online!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Cobalt is out tomorrow! Learn the basics today!


    It’s an exciting time for fans of good video games.

    Cobalt will be released on Steam for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 tomorrow! It’s going to be glorious! I’ve written about why Cobalt is so great in a previous post, but for now, I’m going to let Oxeye’s series of tutorial videos speak for themselves.

    I’ll be back in the morning with a new trailer and a big bag of HYPE!

    Owen - @bopogamel and an excited Oxeye Game Studio.