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Agnes Larsson
Agnes Larsson.png
Date of birth

June 13, 1989 (age 33)[1][2]

Occupation

Minecraft Vanilla Game Director

Nationality

Swedish

Languages

English and Swedish

Known for

Designing llamas, turtles, pandas, ocean ruins, icebergs, lush caves, tadpoles and frogs
Appearances in Minecraft annual votes

Also known as

LadyAgnes

Twitter name

@_LadyAgnes

Bug tracker profile

FruBasilicum

Minecraft name

LadyAgnes

Agnes 'LadyAgnes' Larsson[3] is a Mojang Studios employee who joined the gameplay development of the 'Exploration Update' from Java Edition in August 3, 2016.[4] Later, she was announced as the lead gameplay developer for Minecraft and, in March 3, 2021, she was promoted to Minecraft Vanilla Game Director.[5]

Biography[]

Larsson was born in Sweden and comes from Falkenberg, a seaside city located in southwest Sweden.[6][7] Larsson has a child[8] and three cats, named Magnolia, Isacco and Gemina.[9][10][11][12] She earned a master's degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2013 and was employed by 2 companies, Configura and Scania Group before joining Mojang Studios.

Larsson serves as a spokesperson for Mojang Studios as she holds Minecraft workshops for children, for example.[13] Furthermore, Larsson led designs of new additions to Minecraft, such as icebergs, turtles and llamas at first. Her goal is to create as much player happiness as possible using Minecraft Java and Bedrock updates, encompassing various gameplay styles, whereas keeping the principles of the game's inclusivity and simplicity, which include the dynamic of one block at a time.[14] She is known for appearing in the Minecraft Live teaser videos that show her and Jens Bergensten in a 2D type of Minecraft. Nir Vaknin, a Minecraft gameplay developer, tells during Minecraft Live 2020 that Agnes likes to make the roofs of her houses with wool. In Minecraft Dungeons, a painting of her character on a church seems to be fancier than the other paintings and it has a cat besides her. Agnes' Minecraft character also appears in the screenshot of Mojang's blog post about the Java Edition 16w43a snapshot, fishing in a river biome.

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  1. "It's somehow @_LadyAgnes's birthday today and she doesn't want people to know. Absolutely do not give her a very big hug and the best wishes and a picture of a cute kitten. Nobody tell her I said this, either."@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on Twitter, June 13, 2019
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20190710133617if_/https://www.forbes.com/profile/agnes-larsson
  3. "@M124367 It's LadyAgnes :)"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, August 17, 2016
  4. "@RealWitherer_ Yes, Minecraft PC :) I'm super excited!"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, August 3, 2016
  5. Twitter account of Agnes Larsson
  6. "At the office again! Happy to get back to work on Minecraft (PC/Java) with our newest team member, @_LadyAgnes \o/"@jeb_ (Jens Bergensten) on Twitter, August 3, 2016
  7. Falkenberg
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20190710133617if_/https://www.forbes.com/profile/agnes-larsson
  9. "@AVirtualHuman Thanks! It's my cat Magnolia :D"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, August 3, 2016
  10. a b "Isacco is celebrating #InternationalCatDay with an always appreciated moment of rest ^_^"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, August 8, 2016
  11. "@RealWitherer_ I have three cats ;) ... a purrfect number of cats I guess? ^_^"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, August 9, 2016
  12. a b "Awwrr my dear cat Gemina decided to sit in such a cute way today"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, January 3, 2021
  13. https://www.forbes.com/profile/agnes-larsson
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/11/17/minecraft-update-release-date/
  15. "Today we celebrate this queen turning 13 years old! This cuddly, overall very cool and determined lady has been here with me since I was a teenager"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on Twitter, May 1, 2021
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