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Make Your Own Minecraft Plugins & Build Customized Servers In 20 Days

Without expensive developers, limited plugins or spending months coding - even if you've never made a plugin before.
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We work with JetBrains to give you premium software used by Google developers for free.


2,000+ students and 450+ positive ratings
Hundreds of which built thriving Minecraft servers, became independent or landed IT jobs at leading companies.

Sean Firth

"The only way to become a DEV on my server"

I have now made it a requirement for developers on my Minecraft server to have done the course with MineAcademy. I recommend this course.

-Sean Firth, MindBuzz.com.au


Project Orion™ is a Minecraft plugin development guide for Bukkit, Spigot, Paper & BungeeCord. It supports Minecraft 1.20 to 1.8.8.


For people who've never coded before or made a plugin before, to people having moderate experience wanting the next level.


You start the moment you enroll. Materials are always available, live Q&A calls happen 2x/week.


We created this training because we believe Minecraft is here to stay and the key to running a unique network is access to updated, quality information.


Beginner to advanced.

The Goal

Make Minecraft & BungeeCord plugins for Bukkit/Spigot/Paper.

Program Length

7 weeks on-demand training plus 2x/weekly mentoring calls


On-demand training and live support from instructors.

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Minecraft is not dying, don't let your server do

MineAcademy gets server owners laser-focused on the simple actions that create big reactions.

You’ll find our students building unique servers, getting players and having fun, not spamming their IP on other servers.

Here's What You'll Get

What Would You Do If You Could Build Anything?

Who would you become?

Imagine you have the power to code anything you desire…

Imagine returning to your Minecraft server where everything is built from the ground up, the way you always wanted!

Without relying on limited plugins with poor configuration and inactive developers, or the endless hunt for developers actually can deliver what they promise and actually care for your server.

Welcome to Project Orion, the world’s largest Minecraft training bringing you from an absolute beginner, having never touched computer code before, to a beast having an absolute control of everything Minecraft has to offer!

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You Can't Win With Me-Too Plugins

Limited plugins, inactive developers, poor support, constant bugs and bugs on each Minecraft update…

The way you’re treated is a giant slap in the face for any serious server owner…

In the end you have to install 100s of plugins, slowing your entire server down and making it look like a cheap clone of thousands of others out there…

And when you try to make plugins alone, the work and the time you have to put into it is frustrating.

Many servers are stuck on an old Minecraft version because of this. Many servers will close their doors this year.

The question is: Will you close yours?

Here's What's Inside Of Project Orion:

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A Complete Java Training

If you've never coded before, you'll understand WHY things work and it's going to be FUN - everything we'll create are real, usable Java applications in 4 high-intense weeks of coaching. With Project Orion, you'll get Java Masterclass™ completely for free, including:

A beginner-friendly Java training optimized for Minecraft plugins without wasting time learning things you'll never need.

A deep object-oriented programming module explaining how are things connected together and how to design your entire program the same way as high-paid professionals.

A professional project structure and setup - how to see code changes live without having to reload or restart your server.

The best practices when using static/non-static code.

Writing clean, modular code that'll last for years without time-consuming rewrites.

Spigot/Bukkit/Paper Training

A Full Spigot/Bukkit/Paper Training

This is not your typical how to code Minecraft plugins tutorial. After 2,000+ students took the Minecraft plugin development training, we've designed it to perfectly fit with your goals without wasting any time.

1. A complete Bukkit/Spigot/Paper API training: Understand plugin architecture and server ticking process so you can create your first Minecraft plugin with the highest performance standard.

2. A deep-dive into the event system, permissions, commands (with sub-arguments), timers, sync/async processing and everything else a plugin needs.

3. How to make a plugin work on multiple Minecraft version, how to hook into any library or update code from another plugin etc.

4. Bonus: How to motivate yourself and keep going despite failure, drama or uncertainty to turn you into an insatiable beast working for success and winning.

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Advanced Psychological Coder's Training

This is not your typical "how to code" training. After seeing 2,000+ students take our program, we've noticed that how you think affects your results more than how you work.

"Facing off with the devil" module will teach you who's this force causing chaos, procrastination and laziness in your life and how to show him who's the boss.

"War Map Calendar" and the exact same daily steps we've used since 2019 to build our entire MineAcademy with.

How to motivate yourself and keep going despite failure, drama or uncertainty to turn you into an insatiable beast working for success and winning.

We'll basically rebuild you to think like a person who already got results. This is the #1 drive of success that we have seen in our program and it comes from this deep psychological shift.

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Create Beautiful Menu & GUI Systems

Project Orion includes an extensive GUI system for menus. Create menus easily, automatically list items, add pages, buttons, navigation and more. Even live containers that players can edit which you can use for mini-games or entire server setups. It’s all there.

We also talk about settings and configuration (with automatic file updating) and server to player conversations with real-life examples taken from our successful plugins.

You will even be able to design your entire GUI system from settings and sell it as a high-end premium plugin (such as Boss™ that we've been selling since 2017).

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Design Minigames Like Big Networks

Learn to build your own SkyWars, Egg Wars, UHC, Monster Arena, CTF and virtually any minigame you desire (without spending $1,000s on developers)!

Learn everything from simple mechanics of a game to advanced logic and automated systems.

Spawn waves of monsters with increasing difficulty or use packets and resource packs to achieve a cutting edge game features like you’ve seen on the big networks.

Here’s what you will see us build (including source codes!):

- Monster arena
- Deathmatch, duel and team deathmatch
- Capture The Flag
- EggWars, BedWars, SkyWars
- Spleef

If you have a unique idea for a never-seen before minigame, this is your time. Using these skills you will be able to create virtually ANY game you can think of. The only limit is your imagination.

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Custom Monsters & RPG Systems

What would you do if you could modify behavior of every Minecraft mob? Attacking animals, villager pets, or totally innocent zombies?

Regardless if you code for Minecraft 1.8.8, 1.18 or newer we will show you how to achieve this without long hours tampering with NMS or reflection.

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Missions & Quests For Your NPCs

Enliven your server with human-like NPCs talking to players and taking quests!

We show you how to create NPCs giving players missions such as “Deliver an item” or “Find a certain location” or “Kill X amount of zombies in Z minutes”, and even how to connect NPCs with menu systems you create in this training.

Create a motivating system for players to complete quests to increase their rank, class tier or statistic or anything you desire. We even show you how to connect this with a database for BungeeCord or your website!

Self-Updating settings & localization tutorial

Self-Updating Settings & Localization

How many times you'll need to manually open your settings files and adjust after editing your plugin's code after our training?

Zero. That's right, that's the amount of work you (and your customers) have to do manually after we show you our self-updating mechanism.

We also show you how to store custom classes and serialize them easily into YAML or even JSON and how to send custom data to your database so you can synchronize settings over your BungeeCord network.

Our settings support # commentaries automatically being placed at the right location and are fully reloadable. We even have self-repairing checks in case your customers misunderstand and place invalid values to your settings.

Custom Enchantments

Custom enchants tutorial

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Animated scoreboard

Toast notifications

Toast notifications

Clickable chat messages

Clickable chat messages

Custom health

Custom health tutorial

And even more!

Claims System
Ranking and Statistics

And so much more:

Personal Support 2x/Week

Here's what the author of Paper said about our trainings:

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With 2x/weekly live calls where you can chat or bring a microphone and speak with us live (or chat if you don’t have a microphone), the level of support is the closest you can get from an educational institution. 

We also have a private 1,800+ member group on Discord and a proprietary platform (NOT Facebook) with group discussions. People use it to get help, find coding partners or share their creations. 

Here is what Patrick said:

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With our personalized support you can literally save DAYS of trial-and-error and so you can actually spend time creating great plugins, not hunting bugs.

Get IntelliJ Ultimate Free

Google developers use software from Jetbrains to code. We work with JetBrains so now you can too!

With Project Orion you will get a FULL 4-month license for a JetBrains premium software (IntelliJ Ultimate, PHPStorm or PyCharm, etc.)

And after the 4-month period, JetBrains provides a 40% discount on any purchase you choose.

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Everyday Price: 16.90€ * 4 Months = 67.6€ = $70 USD


No Spoon Feeding, Build Environment You Can't Find Anywhere Else

This is not a copy-paste training where you end up with premade code and are unable to move on your own. 

We’ll give you a rock-solid foundation you can build upon to heights never before possible. Once you understand the concepts you can make things completely unique from what you see on the screen.

We have students making their own libraries and systems a few months after taking our program, becoming 100% self-reliant and limitless. You’ll see these people on Discord or on the live calls…

PS: Of course, there are examples and stories to learn and get inspired from. You’ll get the source code under each video (not just one big repository). That way you can easily stay on track and not waste time typing everything you see on the screen if you don’t need it.

But I Lack Great Ideas!

When you join our community, your imagination is no longer the limit

Doing anything on your own feels lonely if the people around you just “don’t get it”. That’s why we have 1,800+ members in our 2 communities on the same wavelength to share, collaborate and grow together.

Our community combines the best of both worlds – it connects people who are motivated and want to win, and gives you the help and moral support you need when you get stuck to get you back on track quickly, even if you just need someone to talk to to get you motivated…

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I Don't Have A Server - Is Project Orion Still For Me?

People come to MineAcademy if they want to make progress in life, does not matter if they have a Minecraft server or not.

Our focus for this training is to teach you development and coding. If your dream is to become a developer at Google, or to offer your own development services, our trainings are a great place to start.

Or if you simply want to update, fix or edit plugins on the Internet but you don’t understand their source, we have a complete Java and Bukkit/Spigot/Paper training for you.

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Make your own Spigot/Paper plugins and build unique Minecraft servers. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.

Student Results

Mikolaj Is Getting International Clients

Mikolaj got a contract for a coding job and works for clients in Germany. It’s a job he finally enjoys and has a lot of opportunities in the space.

Mikolaj enrolled in our trainings two years ago and have used the program to learn Java and Minecraft plugin coding, such as NMS tablist he is showing.

Tijn Created Socket Communication System

Tijn collaborated with another MineAcademy member and co-authored Hypixel prestiges plugin. 

Tijn developed a standalone Java socket library, packets API, custom Java reflection API, standalone image sorter program and many of his unique templates.

Build THE Community To Return To

30 seconds. If players don’t like what they see within that time period, they leave

The few servers that prosper and grow are the ones with laser focus on a certain game type and a community (fandom) around it.

Building magnetic experience is impossible if you glue 50 random plugins together. You want a great server, you have to make it custom-tailored to your players.

Once you master plugin making, you will be able to use anything Minecraft has to offer in unique, new ways, on demand. 

Without expensive developers, without months spent wasting finding out the perfect plugin. The perfect plugin is the one you create.

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Most Tutorials Are A Waste Of Time

Poor coding practices cost months of time, and unlearning them, years.

YouTube Minecraft tutorials are a waste of time. 

They are outdated and often teach poor coding standards.

If you try just Java-related courses, you wasting even more time learning things nothing to do with your Minecraft server.

That’s why we’ve created Project Orion.

We’ve put together everything we learned from the successes of our own plugins ChatControl, Boss and Confiscate as well as 100s of private plugins into a step-by-step system anyone can use, with: 

1 — A professional instructor with 10,000+ hours of Java SDK and Spigot API experience.

— Focus on design principles, high coding standards and understanding WHY things work

— A winning community to get help, live instructor calls every week to get your code reviewed

Before: Following YouTube, SpigotMC articles and random Discord advice. Results: You feel overwhelm, get broken code, and it’s going super-slow. 

After: Following a proven, step-by-step system and personalized coaching. Results: You have fun and finally design the server the way you want.

Who Is Project Orion For?

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Make your own Spigot/Paper plugins and build unique Minecraft servers. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.

Here's What People Say

Our program has been perfected and tried by over 2,000 people since 2018.

Project Orion Is

7 Step-By-Step Weeks Of Psychologically Designed Training For Maximum Absorption and Understanding

Unlike other courses that just throw you a bunch of “tactics” and spoon feed you with outdated content, at MineAcademy we’ve invested and spent thousands of hours creating a college-like course. 

We assume you know nothing and not only train you on HOW to get results BUT also how to think. 

The entire program is psychologically set up for fastest progression and understanding to enable anyone of any skill level to LEARN and UNDERSTAND Minecraft and how to think as a person who already is getting results.

We even provide personal 1:1 help every week and a private customer group!

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Project Orion Is

Access To The Best Coaching And Coaches In The World

Project Orion™ is our learning platform where all content is unlocked and supported by downloadable source codes and worksheets.

Matej, executive coach of MineAcademy

Matej Pacan is the executive coach for Project Orion™ . His plugins got over 700,000 downloads and he managed 30,000+ players on his own network. With his 12+ years of Java experience he’s the world’s most sought-after Minecraft coach.

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Hub™ & Discord are our private communities. Ask questions, find friends and get your code reviewed by experts on live coaching calls 2x/week.

Our Private "Enchanted" Development Framework

Get An Unfair Advantage Without Big Networks' Budget

Since 2015 we’ve spent 20,000+ hours inventing our enhanced plugin framework called Foundation™

Instead of wasting time dealing with Spigot’s lacking API, you’ll cut right into getting your ideas out there and shorten your development cycle 1/10. 

Foundation contains:

– Live debug (see code changes live)

– Menu API (pagination, events)

– Custom enchants, custom items, nbt tags…

– Compatibility layer (make plugin work on MC 1.7.10 to 1.20 automatically)

– Advanced (sub)commands

– Reload support

– (My)SQL databases, 

– Settings with comments and auto automatically, and SO MUCH MORE!

The Foundation has been battle-tested and proven by 700,000+ people in premium plugins ChatControl, Boss, CoreArena, Confiscate, Winter and many more.

However, if for any reason you prefer sticking with the native Bukkit/Spigot/Paper API, you can. We’ll teach you both.

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Get Project Orion™

Make your own Spigot/Paper plugins and build unique Minecraft servers. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

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We guarantee that by following our training you will create fully-functional, scalable applications for Java, Bukkit/Spigot/Paper and BungeeCord platform.

Regardless of your level of experience.

Our process behind such a bold guarantee combines our learning platform, personalized help, private community and materials to help you on demand.

And if you go through the training without seeing results, you owe us absolutely nothing. Simply contact us at [email protected] within 30 days of your purchase and we will give you a prompt and courteous refund.

Who's Behind Project Orion?

Matej, execute coach of MineAcademy

Hi, I am Matej! (just call me Matt)

My mission is to show everyday people how to turn their ideas into a reality.

I believe in enabling people do what they and their players desire, but none of the existing solutions can fulfill. I love building and sharing my knowledge with others.

Matej is a full stack developer with 12+ years of Java experience and he loves teaching. Matej studied computer engineering in Oslo, Norway and is originally from Slovakia.

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Frequent Questions

More questions? Email [email protected].

I understand there’s a lot of free information out there on YouTube.

In fact, I personally spent hundreds of hours watching educational videos to develop myself and I’ve also read over 15+ Java books.

But when I was starting out I still wished I had something I could put my trust in and get 1:1 help.

In fact there is no tutorial (not even JetBrains Academy) that offers 1:1 live instructor access where you can speak to professional instructor and get your code reviewed, live. At least not for an affordable price. Project Orion gives you access to 2x/weekly coaching sessions at no extra cost!

Plus, the vast majority of YouTube tutorials or Udemy courses are painfully outdated, disorganized and teach poor programming practices. They don’t explain WHY things work and are quite shallow overall. They can get you started, but maximum you’ll became average. Our students are not average. They run networks of 1,500+ players and making $200,000/year as professional Java developers. Project Orion Academy is at a whole new level.

At Project Orion, not only you’ll be getting access to world’s best Minecraft coaches, IntelliJ Ultimate IDEA for free as a part of our collaboration with JetBrains, you also get tons of never before seen in-depth strategies that I’ve developed over the last 12 years and an amazing community to give you support.

All content is unlocked. Your access won’t expire and you’ll get updates for free.

Most of our students are busy having jobs, families, studies or other hobbies. 

You can go through each lesson in your own time, and ask questions for any part of the training on our live coaching calls when you need to. 

The only thing that expires is the current price before we increase it in the next month due to inflation and maintenance costs. So if you are busy right now, enroll today and start at any time later.

Yes! Even if you like to play football and never coded anything before, the course is designed to help you ease into it and start within the first week.

You can complete this in your own time and always return to it when you need to. You have lifetime access. We have students who were clueless when they started and now are able to build plugins beyond measure. If you are willing to put in the effort you will learn quickly.

Since Project Orion 2.0 using Foundation™ is completely optional. We made separate training videos for Foundation or native Spigot API in Weeks 1-5.

The Foundation™ build system is a library and a build setup which, we believe, makes you code faster.

Foundation adds the magic @AutoRegister annotation to register everything automatically and makes it super fast to create GUI, menus, command systems and custom entities. It replaces many complicated calls with plain English, simple one-word methods. And lastly, it makes your plugin work on all MC versions down to 1.7.10 (and 1.8.8) without you having to change your code at all!

We recommend doing what Tijn did; he started the course using Foundation; followed our advice without ego, and in built his own, unique system. He’s now fully independent, does not use Foundation, and got there faster than if he’d tried doing the same on Day 1.

That’s how people lose motivation. They stare a blank screen and waste time.

If you have a special need or absolutely not want to follow our system, our training videos show you both — with, and without Foundation — but we strongly urge you to at least give it a try for the first month of coding before dropping it completely. You’ll become independent, faster!

I totally understand… I tried EVERYTHING out there and developed various tools and techniques to help myself stay on track and push through that I am now sharing. I would not be able to deliver a 4.85-star rated course without them.

I am sharing specific psychological and practical tips in Week 1 of Project Orion!. I 100% believe that with these tools you achieve more than the ‘average’ people that are free of ADD would ever do.

It’s also worth to mention that you have lifetime access, there’s no pressure or time limit as for when you have to finish. Our private member group is always there for you. I’ve been coding everyday since 2013 so we’re not going away any time soon. Proof: here (see the date when ChatControl was published)

Videos can be paused, rewinded, you can change the speed to 0.50, 0.75, 1.25 or even 1.50x depending on how you like it.

Here’s what our students say:

If English is not your first language and you’re afraid that you will not be able to follow up, we have good news for you.

First, each video has a textual presentation of what we are going to cover, so you can just read it from the screen. Second, there are lots of downloadable materials you can just translate yourself.

You can go ahead and try it, with our 30 days money back guarantee, there’s no risk.

Me and some of my most successful students have had their back against the wall financially when they started. 

I was born in Slovakia and grew up in $500/month single-parent household. So I ask you to replace the thought “I can’t afford this” with “How can I afford this”.

And I know it can sound offensive, but you have to understand that the IT skills we are teaching will pay for themselves 1,000X. A beginner Java Developer in the west earns over $80,000/year. We routinely have students land international positions, get clients and make a return on investment for Project Orion in just a few weeks.

So you need to get creative and think of how you can find the money. There’s PayPal financing, credit cards, loans, parents, friends, family, you could even sell something and use the money from that. Don’t be paralyzed like I was for years, get creative and start thinking of ways that you can make this work. The longer you beat around the bush the more time goes to waste.

With our level of coaching and support, we’re currently among the most affordable platforms out there. There is no other platform offering personalized support with 2x/weekly live calls for that price.

What we teach will work on Windows, macOS and Linux.

In fact, we have separate setup videos for Windows and macOS. You will find links to your specific platform for all software we use along with detailed setup instructions.

You can use IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse or even NetBeans or any other tool to code.

The course is recorded using IntelliJ however it includes separate setup instructions for Eclipse as well.

Minecraft 1.20 down to Minecraft 1.8.8 is supported

We’ll show you how to make plugins work on multiple Minecraft versions simultaneously WITHOUT you having to write duplicated code. 

Yes it will work for you, we understand that most people are very busy and have full time jobs, families, commutes and hardly any free time

It doesn’t matter what your schedule is like, if you can set aside at least 3 hours per week you will be able to work your way through it.

Even if you can’t start right away… reserve your spot and go at your own pace. All important lessons are pre-recorded and available on-demand. You can complete them in your own time. 

And if you’re asking about the Q&A calls, those are live and, yes we record and archive all of our live calls. So if you can’t attend, send us questions beforehand and simply watch us answer them in the replay.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

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We guarantee that by following our training you will create fully-functional, scalable applications for Java, Bukkit/Spigot/Paper and BungeeCord platform.

Regardless of your level of experience.

Our process behind such a bold guarantee combines our learning platform, personalized help, private community and materials to help you on demand.

And if you go through the training without seeing results, you owe us absolutely nothing. Simply contact us at [email protected] within 30 days of your purchase and we will give you a prompt and courteous refund.

What Will You Say 1 Year From Now?

What is the risk of not trying this? What could you lose by not making the decision to join this program and make change in your life?

The people on Discord who have been skeptical or envious of our training most of them actually never tried it. Years later they are still doing the same thing and not making progress…

Every person who tried Project Orion was once a “normal” person and locked into the “safe life matrix”. Every one of them made a decision to become someone else no matter what.

It takes change to change and the discomfort is expected and normal.  

We understand everyone feels doubtful before making an online program purchase, that’s why we’ve added our 30-day money back guarantee. With this, your chance to make a decision today is practically risk-free, all you have to do is give it one shot. 

Our society is built for addiction to comfort, but that only gives you average results and successful people are not averageRemember that the plane takes off against the wind not with it…

So Make The Decision!

Both are risk-free, but only one can get you results fast...

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Outdated YouTube Tutorials, Lacking SpigotMC Articles

Guaranteed Wasted 6-12 Months Learning And Trying Things

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