Notch On '0x10c,' 'Scrolls' And His 'Creative Block'

By Trevor Ruben , Updated Apr 05, 2013 02:18 PM EDT

Markus "Notch" Persson doesn't do "Minecraft" anymore. Not since December 2011, when he handed off continued development to Mojang's Jen Bertensten after the final PC release. He doesn't play "Minecraft" anymore either.

In an interview with Polygon, Persson says hes' trying to do new things, like his pet-project "0x10c," but something is getting in the way.

"It's just some kind of weird creative block that's been going on for too long, and ['0x10c'] is going to be put on ice until we can fix that. I'm very excited about the actual game. We have two prototypes going on now. It's not really fun yet, but it feels like it could be fun because there's nothing to do in there yet."

While Persson's own projects seem to go at their own pace, his company, Mojang, keeps a steady stream of "Minecraft" updates going while also working on the brand new "Scrolls," a "fresh take on the collectible card games of old," according to the "Scrolls" website.

"We are definitely just trying to pile up as much money as possible with 'Minecraft' so we can keep making games even if there are no true successors," he tells Ploygon.

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