Mojang is now Mojang Studios, with a new logo to celebrate 11 years of Minecraft

Mojang Studios Logo
Mojang Studios Logo (Image credit: Microsoft / Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • Mojang is celebrating Minecraft's 11th birthday today.
  • To celebrate the momentous occasion, Mojang is rebranding itself to Mojang Studios.
  • It signifies how Mojang has expanded to multiple games, and multiple studios around the world.
  • The rebrand also comes with a new logo, and a new face for the growing company.

Minecraft has been around for a baffling eleven years now, and Mojang, the studio behind the world's most popular game, is using today to unveil their new image. Mojang will henceforth be known as Mojang Studios, unifying the numerous studios they have all around the world working on games like Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Earth under one name.

Source: Microsoft / Mojang Studios (Image credit: Source: Microsoft / Mojang Studios)

Not only is Mojang Studios donning the modern name, they've also designed a sleek new logo that exemplifies what makes Mojang Studios the company it is: play. In fact, the word "mojang" apparently translates to "gadget" in old Swedish. Who knew? That's why the individual characters that make up the new logo are called Gizmos, and they are the new face of Mojang Studios.

The studio isn't changing, they're simply adopting an image that better aligns with the group they've become over the last few years. The name makes complete sense, and I'm a big fan of the up-to-date logo (especially in GIF form). All of this because everything Mojang Studios does is backed by creativity and fun. They also revealed that a programmer that joined recently actually learned how to code using Minecraft!

If you're interested in all the details, you can check out the blog post here or watch the reveal trailer above.

What do you think of Mojang Studios' new look? Are you a fan of the redesigned logo? Let us know in the comments below!



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