Mojang is cracking down on the browser-based Minecraft copy Eaglercraft. The company removed 92 repositories from GitHub, claiming that they infringed the company’s copyrights and trademarks. A repository of DIY decompiling tools and instructions remains online, however.
Minecraft is, without doubt, one of the most iconic and recognizable videogames of recent times.
The game was originally created by Markus “Notch” Persson, who also founded Mojang Studios, which continues to develop the software today.
In the years following its first release in 2011, Minecraft captured a truly massive audience. With more than 238 million copies sold, it’s also the best-selling video game in history, a reign that looks set to continue.
Minecraft’s success inspired a subset of players to get creative by tinkering with the original game. Homebrew Minecraft mods and hacks that spice up the action are in plentiful supply.
Mojang is totally fine with this, as long as…