UK developer Double Eleven partners with Mojang on Minecraft Dungeons

UK developer and publisher Double Eleven has announced it’s strengthening its partnership with Mojang to develop its upcoming action-adventure game, Minecraft Dungeons.

Double Eleven reports its role in the development of Minecraft Dungeons is “focused around developing the console editions of the project with Mojang, content creation and helping develop the game’s underlying online and multiplayer systems”. 

Based in Middlesbrough, Teesside, Double Eleven describes itself as one of the United Kingdom’s “key providers of development and publishing services to the videogame industry, delivering full-service visual and development solutions from initial concept to production, development, publishing and post-release support”. It currently employs almost 100 members of staff and says it invests “heavily in people and infrastructure, avoiding the pitfalls of crunch to give staff a positive work-life balance”. 

The company also has a second studio in Birmingham and acquired Mantis Burn Racing studio, VooFoo Studios, for an undisclosed sum last year.

“It’s a real honour to help with the creation of such an exciting, high-profile release as Minecraft Dungeons”, said Lee Hutchinson, founder and CEO of Double Eleven. “This December will mark Double Eleven’s 10th anniversary, and in that time we’ve developed a track record of technical expertise and creativity. This milestone highlights the next phase of the team’s expansion, and we’ve got more exciting announcements still to come this year.” 

“We’re thrilled to have found a partner that shares our passion for creating great games, and we’re looking forward to working closely with Double Eleven to bring Minecraft Dungeons to a wide range of platforms,” said David Nisshagen, executive producer at Mojang. “We’re excited to watch our passion project continue to grow, and Double Eleven’s expertise and dedication will help us create a high-quality experience for our community.”

Minecraft Dungeons will release on, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2020. With over 112 million unique Minecraft players and over 176 million copies sold worldwide, Minecraft remains the best-selling video game in history.

About Vikki Blake

It took 15 years of civil service monotony for Vikki to crack and switch to writing about games. She has since become an experienced reporter and critic working with a number of specialist and mainstream outlets in both the UK and beyond, including Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, IGN, MTV, and Variety.

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