Minecraft Halloween Update Released

By: Derek Yu

On: October 31st, 2010

The almighty Notch has released a beefy update to Minecraft today that offers, among other things, an otherworldly new area with new block types and monsters. There are also “biomes”, which is a fancy word for different environment types (see the above video).

Notch also revealed that the “secret pixel artist” his company is hiring is none other than junkboy, the man responsible for this awesome series of demakes. Junkboy will be joining Oxeye Studios‘ Jeb and one other programmer on the talented new team that will be working on both Minecraft and an unannounced new game.

  • Davioware

    Wow, sounds like a great team!

  • John Sandoval


  • C418

    And then there's me. Remember? That guy that did the music on that video over there? Haha.

  • Dylan Carey

    Your music is wonderful.
    Seriously seriously wonderful.

  • http://twitter.com/HarriesAdam Adam Harries

    Junkboy's also on the forums, hes awesome at art in general, especially his posh murderer stuff.

  • http://laserbrainstudios.com Christian Knudsen

    So the “unannounced new game” will probably have pixel art graphics, right? Seems like a waste to hire Junkboy to “just” work on Minecraft, doesn't it?

    Anyway, it's getting harder and harder to stay away from this game!

  • http://twitter.com/samuraidan Dan MacDonald

    The update is still kind of buggy, but with a little polish should be really good! Loving this game, excited to see what a skilled pixe lartist could do with it.

  • http://www.bywombats.com Ryan Szrama

    Whatever the secret project is, I think Notch should follow his so-far-successful business model and start charging for it now WAAAAAY before it's released. Then we'll all buy it and tell our friends to buy it and he can hire like TWO more people. : )

  • http://twitter.com/WaveringRadiant Giuseppe Navarria

    he can already hire like… 200 people if he wants to

  • http://twitter.com/Kappische Daniel Kaplan

    And me? What about meeee?

  • http://www.bywombats.com Ryan Szrama

    He can hire me if he wants… I've got people in Norway.

  • Hempuli

    This is hilarious in a saddening way.

  • Frank

    Steal infinimer code
    Make hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    Be labeled “The almighty Notch”

    Mission. Accomplished.

  • Xhunterko

    @ Frank: I hardly think that any sort of stealing was involved.

    Although, on a side note, the blocky-ness really didn't do well in my opinion during the nite scenes. That's a bit of a hinderence in my view. Just as my own personal opinion.

  • PhasmaFelis


    Zach could've gotten some of that action if he'd actually followed up, instead of freaking out about cheaters, shutting down the server, and removing all evidence that his game ever existed.

    I heard about Infiniminer after playing Minecraft for a bit. I was ready to love it until I discovered that you can't actually, y'know, play it anymore (without jumping through a bunch of hoops). That's kind of an important criterion for a successful game.

  • PhasmaFelis

    P.S. Minecraft and Infiniminer aren't even coded in the same language.

  • PhasmaFelis

    P.S. Minecraft and Infiniminer aren't even coded in the same language.

  • RazzRox

    As far as I'm concerned, Notch couldn't have chose a better artist. Now … to finally play the update (I've been away all weekend)

  • RazzRox

    Frank, stop browsing 4chan. Can't be good for your health.

  • http://twitter.com/Kappische Daniel Kaplan

    Terve Hempuli! :D

  • Gio32k

    I got alot to explore…. -_-'

  • Shading

    damn i feel old now