Mojang profits more than double

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Minecraft developer Mojang is on course to make a profit of more than €14m in its second year.

The studio made €7.2m last year, and is confident the hugely popular building game will continue to be its main source of revenue, according to MCV Nordic.

Last year, more than three quarters of Mojang's revenues went to Notch Development - owned by Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson.

However, since Mojang has officially taken over the game's development, the majority of this year's takings will go to Mojang.

"Since Mojang keeps more of the earnings from the new Minecraft versions, our turnover increases a lot this year," said CEO Carl Manneh.

"Our profits will more than double. Markus' company will also make more money, though perhaps not as high a percentage as Mojang."

Mojang is also working on role-playing card game Scrolls and a number of other projects with smaller developers.