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March 14th, 2013, 22:46
Minecraft Realms sets out to make it easier for kids to play safely

Mojang is planning to add a subscription service for its hit game Minecraft, geared towards making it safer for kids to play online.
Minecraft has gone from an underground indie success story to a generational icon; a 21st century take on Lego.

With over ten million copies sold on PC and nearly as many again on other platforms, Minecraft attracts a lot of children.
Since the game is immensely popular as a shared multiplayer worlds, there are an awful lot of kids running around unmonitored servers.
"Our custumers are parents who are tired of trying to act as server administrators on behalf of their kids," Mojang CEO Carl Manneh told Swedish site it24 (http://it24.idg.se/2.2275/1.497096/nu-slapps-minecraft-online) (translated byGames Industry International (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-13-mojang-targets-families-with-minecraft-realms-subs-service)).