Minecraft whizzkids hit the mother lode

Minecraft whizzkids hit the mother lode
Jonathan Black of Blockception: ‘I decided that I didn’t want to work for anyone any more’ Picture: Pacemaker

Derry software developer Jonathan Black and his company Blockception have hit the big time with their creative tools for the blockbuster game, writes Emmet Ryan

A 21-year -old from Derry is making hay from Minecraft. Jonathan Black’s Blockception has taken the digital world by storm and is one of Ireland’s fastest growing software businesses.

A tool created by Black’s firm called Lost Civilisation was downloaded 850,000 times in a single day over the Christmas period, but the road to winning the market started out rather simply.

Black began working in software when he was 14 and by the...

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