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Agnes Larsson[3] (born June 13, 1989) is a Vanilla Minecraft Game Director at Mojang Studios.


Larsson was born in Falkenberg, a seaside city located in southwest Sweden, and she started to enjoy games since she was three years old. Larsson has a daughter born between 2016 and 2017,[4][5][6] and three cats, named Magnolia, Isacco and Gemina.[7][8][9][10]

The public Linköping University is the educational institution in which she has participated since 2008, earning a master's degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2013. Before joining Mojang Studios, Larsson was employed by two companies: Configura, in Linköping, Sweden, for six months (from January to June 2013); and Scania Group, in Södertälje, Sweden, for two months (from June to July 2012).

As an employee who was introduced as a gameplay developer for Minecraft: Java Edition in August 3, 2016,[11] Larsson led designs of new additions to Minecraft, such as icebergs, turtles and llamas. As her programming experience progressed, Larsson was made development manager and senior gameplay developer in April, 2019, then lead gameplay developer for Minecraft in April 2020 and, on March 3, 2021, she was promoted to Minecraft Vanilla Game Director.[12]

Larsson serves as a spokesperson for Mojang Studios as she holds Minecraft workshops for children, for example.[13] Her goal as a development manager 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] With the nickname of LadyAgnes, Agnes Larsson is known for appearing in the Minecraft Live teaser videos that show her and Jens Bergensten in a two-dimensional type of Minecraft. Nir Vaknin, a Minecraft gameplay developer,[15] trivially told 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, where it is pictured fishing in a river biome.

In April 2022, Larsson did a TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada, under the topic "The Awesome Potential of Many Metaverses".[5] In the talk, Larsson demonstrated how Minecraft worlds act as unique metaverses where players can express their creativity. She also shared screenshots from her Minecraft world on which she had played for more than 10 years.

Update 1.21 - "tricky trails" for Java edition was released on June 13, 2024, just in time for Agnes' birthday



  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 X, 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 X, August 17, 2016
  4. "Minecraft 1.20: New Blocks and Their Functions!" – Minecraft on YouTube, February 24, 2023
  5. a b "The Awesome Potential of Many Metaverses" – TED on YouTube, June 3, 2022
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20190710133617if_/https://www.forbes.com/profile/agnes-larsson
  7. "@AVirtualHuman Thanks! It's my cat Magnolia :D"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on X, August 3, 2016
  8. a b "Isacco is celebrating #InternationalCatDay with an always appreciated moment of rest ^_^"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on X, August 8, 2016
  9. "@RealWitherer_ I have three cats ;) ... a purrfect number of cats I guess? ^_^"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on X, August 9, 2016
  10. a b "Awwrr my dear cat Gemina decided to sit in such a cute way today"@_LadyAgnes (Agnes Larsson) on X, January 3, 2021
  11. "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 X, August 3, 2016
  12. Agnes Larsson on Linkedin
  13. https://www.forbes.com/profile/agnes-larsson
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/11/17/minecraft-update-release-date/
  15. Nir Vaknin on Linkedin
  16. "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 X, May 1, 2021