Mojang to Work on a Proper Modding API

In an interview with Gamasutra, Minecraft’s new lead designer Jens “Jeb” Bergensten stated his intentions to show modders some love by focusing on their needs.

Jeb said:

We really need to open up the game for other developers to add mods, and share mods, and run servers more easily. So, what I mean is I will work less on features, and more on the engine part of the game.

It kind of feels silly of me to sit and work three days to add a new animal to the game when there are thousands of people who would like to spend three days to add an animal to the game, so that’s why I changed my priorities.

Unfortunately, it may be a while before a proper modding API comes to light, as Jeb explains:

We would have to put a lot of effort on the mod API because that will have to allow the game to really change.

We’ve already seen some fantastic Minecraft mods, and I can only image what will be possible once an official modding API is released. I’m sure this will be one of the game’s most anticipated features.

Do you use mods in Minecraft?


via VG247

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2 Comments on Mojang to Work on a Proper Modding API

victor

On January 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

yes i do use mods and i would love to change minecraft myself i have set up mcp but i have no idea how to use it

sage

On July 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

i don’t know how to mod but hopefully modding Api will make it easier