In celebration of Minecraft’s 11th anniversary, Mojang has changed its name to Mojang Studios and unveiled a new logo. 

The decision for the slight name change and logo refresh has been detailed in a recent article from the studio’s creative communication’s head Thomas Wiborgh on Minecraft’s official website:  

“But why would we need a new name and logo in the first place? Well, why not? Humans like to reinvent themselves from time to time, so it’s only right that we extend the same courtesy to a company that’s been around for over a decade. I mean, would you still wear the outfit that perfectly designed your style in 2009?” 

(Image credit: Mojang Studios)

Of course, the change isn’t just to give the studio a new lick of paint. The post also points to just how much Mojang Studios has grown since it started over a decade ago: “From our humble beginnings in Stockholm, we are entering the 20’s as a multi-title, multi-location company… There are also several studios around the world, all part of Mojang. Which, in a stroke of genius, inspired our new name”.