Mojang expands publishing business, will release Oxeye Game Studios’ Cobalt

Markus Persson’s Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, is expanding its publishing business. And why not? Minecraft, a game which technically isn’t even out, has sold more than three million copies. Not only does that equate to cold, hard cash for Persson’s company, it also gives him both reach and, thanks to Minecraft being… well… awesome, street cred. A lot of gamers now associate “Mojang” with quality.

Good for Oxeye Game Studios then, which will see its upcoming game Cobalt published by the Minecraft house. The game is introduced in a new update from Mojang, describing it as “an action game of running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling!” There’s an online component with cooperative and competitive modes like “death match, loot match, race match or Capture the Plug matches.”

Oxeye is developing Cobalt for PC, Mac and Linux platforms, with the PC version to arrive first. No release date is mentioned, however. The game final game will include a map editor as well as sharing features. It is also built in the Lua script language, which apparently means it’s easy to create mods for. For more information, check out the game’s website.