Mojang, the developers behind the popular indie title Minecraft, have hired the team behind the popular unofficial Minecraft server mod, Bukkit.
Warren Loo, one of the developers behind Bukkit, has announced via their forums that they will be redesigning the game's API. This will mean other developers will be able to access the game's mechanics much more easily.
Hopefully, we will be able to see much more mods coming out for Minecraft in the near future as a result of this. The hiring of Bukkit also shows the potential that creating a successful mod can bring - a job at Mojang.