Minecraft Online, an online multiplayer game developed by Mojang, has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Agario, a Canadian technology company that provides software for Minecraft servers.
“It’s been a real pleasure working with Agero to help develop the Minecraft game,” said Eric Dyer, CEO of the Mojang studio.
“The partnership with Agers helps us bring the world of Minecraft to millions of people, and it will make us even more committed to supporting and innovating in this exciting and fast-growing industry.”
Minecraft is a popular game, with more than 50 million players.
The game is available on more than 1,400 different platforms, including mobile, tablets, PCs and even mobile devices such as Apple TV.
The world of the game is an online sandbox, where players can explore virtual worlds and craft and mine things.
“Minecraft is an open source game developed in the open, and Minecraft Online is a service that anyone can use to run their own Minecraft server,” said Mike Saffron, CEO and co-founder of Agers.
“By combining our services, we can help developers and publishers take their games to a wider audience.”
Minecraft, which is owned by Mojos, the maker of Minecraft, is based on Minecraft: Java Edition.
Agers’ software allows developers to use their own software to create a Minecraft server that can host other Minecraft games.
“We are very excited about the future of Minecraft and Agers technology will allow us to continue to innovate and bring Minecraft to a new audience,” said Agero’s founder and CEO, Richard Bédard.
“We look forward to working with Mojang and Agero in a variety of areas to make Minecraft more accessible to a broader audience.”
Agers’ services include software to manage Minecraft servers, software for game development, software to run Minecraft servers on a network of servers, and software for hosting and managing Minecraft games on a virtual server.
“Agers is focused on delivering solutions that help to build Minecraft as a platform for developers and enterprises,” said Erik Ljungqvist, CEO, Agers Inc. “Mojang and our partners at Agers are committed to building a more sustainable and open platform that provides gamers the same quality of play and content for which they expect to be rewarded.
The Agers Minecraft service will be a part of that vision.”
Minecraft Online, which launched in late 2015, has been downloaded more than 40 million times.
Mojang is a leading developer and publisher of the online multiplayer games.