Notch has earned this year's Pioneer Award, while Fullerton is the recipient of the Ambassador Award.
Custom maps were never an intended feature of Minecraft, but it's not surprising that a game about creation would spark the ambition of its players.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is leaving Mojang, the studio he co-founded, following its acquisition by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. In a statement made to his blog, he explains why.
In what may be the most unexpected rumor of the year, Microsoft is reportedly close to completing a deal that will see it acquire Mojang AB, better known as the studio that makes Minecraft.