Voice of Indie #XBLIG News Confirmed: Mojang Not Suing FortressCraft Developer
VVGtv recently published an article announcing that Mojang, the company behind the incredibly popular PC Indie Minecraft, was suing ProjectorGames–the development studio behind the Xbox Indie FortressCraft.
The source for these allegations was none other than ProjectorGames’ PR representative, DJ Keemstar. Many fellow gamers and XNA developers were dubious of this rumor (which was supposedly “true” based on Keemstar’s information).
Confirmation has been received that Mojang is NOT suing ProjectorGames
Minecraft is NOT suing FortressCraft
We’ve received confirmation from both Notch–with the tweets that were publically posted all over Twitter and were re-posted in the comments section of the previous post and in the post itself:
Confirmation that the allegations were false was also received by DJ Arcas, who had this to say on the matter:
“Basically, I can 100% say that ‘Mojang is not suing ProjectorGames.”
–DJ Arcas of ProjectorGames, Developer of FortressCraft
I’d like to reiterate the fact that this wasn’t a planned marketing strategy to receive views or attention from gamers, and this was not a machination that was designed by VVGtv–we simply reported what was happening and what we were told.
Below is a copy of the original Skype conversation between DJ Keemstar and Mr. Deeke (myself) from VVGtv:
Additionally, I would like to personally apologize for any aggravation, frustration, and confusion that may have taken place with the rumor. It was founded upon the conversation above, and VVGtv takes no responsibility for what was said to us–however we must take responsibility for what we report and write.
The article has only been published for less than a day and DJ Arcas, the developer, was not available online or otherwise so VVGtv couldn’t get his response on this matter.
If you are distraught about this situation, be sure to contact Keemstar by various means (one of which is through his Twitter Username) and let him know how you feel as he is directly responsible for this false rumor.
Thank you for your time and for your understanding in this matter, and once again we’re sorry for the erroneous report–we were misled by faulty information from an unreliable source.