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How To Make Your Own Minecraft Plugins And Build Customized Servers

Stop Being Held Hostage By Developers Without Spending Years On Learning Code

What Is Project Orion™

The goal

Make your own Minecraft plugins and build customized servers from the ground up.

Training length

6 weeks of training plus live coaching 2x/week.


Paper and Spigot do not provide a step-by-step guide on using their own software.


No previous coding experience needed.


"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

Stop Wasting Time With Your Server

Most servers are stuck in a constant cycle of bug fixing, micromanaging things you should not be and wasting time. At the end, many run out of cash and shutdown forever.

Existing plugins often won’t do what you want them to do.

They are hard to configure and cannot be customized to fit your server style and needs.

Maybe you have an amazing idea but never transform it into a reality because you don’t have the time, the skill, or not large enough budget.

90% of Minecraft servers end dead empty and if new people show up, they don’t stay because it’s empty

Server owners lose motivation for the game and close their server.

The question is, will you close yours?

Steve asked strangers on Discord for advice, they told him to read a Java book. After 2 years Steve still can’t make a plugin… Don’t be like Steve.

Join The Top 3% Server Owners

There is a rare group of Minecraft server owners who “made it”. How?

Nicolas learned from the best and cut the rest. He skipped years of frustration and has a server with 1,200 average players (true story).

These servers have everything built from the ground up, their owners actually implemented their ideas to realities and it blew up.

All of this makes their players magnetized and attracts new players in, growing their server every day of the year.

Their server is self-sustainable and brings money to hire talented people, to grow at a rapid pace.

Their servers are running error-free even on Minecraft updates. These are the ones that keep Minecraft community alive.

The question is – will you be one of them?

Most Tutorials Are A Waste Of Time

Learning poor coding practices can cost you months, and unlearning them, years.

YouTube Minecraft tutorials are a waste of time. 

Skimming through dozens of videos or Spigot articles or StackOverflow pages felt like deciphering ancient Egyptian texts.

Worst of all, they are outdated and often teach poor coding standards which take years to un-learn.

And if you try just Java-related courses you will be wasting time learning things you’ll never need. And they still don’t cover Minecraft.


Hi, I’m Matej and after getting  700,000+ downloads for my own plugins, I’ve created world’s elite Minecraft tutorial Project Orion.

I’ve put together everything I learned from the making of 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.

Get Project Orion™

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

Introducing Project Orion™

World’s most in-depth and fastest Minecraft plugin training program.

A Complete Spigot/Paper API Training

This is not your typical "how to code" tutorial. After 2,000+ students took our program, 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 write the highest performance plugins.

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.

Bonus: Advanced Menu & GUI Creation

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).

Bonus 2: Big-Network Minigames Training

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

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!):

1. BedWars , EggWars, SkyWars (any other modification)
2. Permanent Games: SkyBlock, UHC (Ultra Hardcore)
3. Monster, KitPvP or Team Arena
4. Capture The Flag, Spleef
5. Advanced packet-based games such as Hide And Seek and many more!

Using these skills you will be able to create virtually ANY game you can think of. The only limit is your imagination.

Bonus 3: 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 still code for Minecraft 1.8.8 or 1.19 we will show you how to achieve this without long hours tampering with NMS or reflection.

Bonus 4: Missions & Quests With Ranks And Reward System

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!

See Plugin Changes In Game Instantly Without Reloading

Even if you just changed one message in your plugin most developers have to reload everything and wait for minutes to see it live on the screen and waste time.

We show you our "hot swap" method with which you'll see plugin chances INSTANTLY right on your server without having to reload, without using PlugMan and without rebuilding and wasting time!

...and SO much more!

Custom Enchantments

Animated scoreboard, tab, title, boss, actionbar

Toast notifications

Clickable chat messages

Custom health

And even more!

Claims System
Ranking and Statistics

Here's What People Say

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.

Live Coaching 2x Per Week

We’ll Review Your Plugin Live 2X/Week To Ensure Maximum Quality And Learning

Here’s what Aikar, the author of PaperMC.io said about our trainings:

In addition to the pre-recorded training, every week our instructors are sitting down with YOU to answer ANY questions (no matter if they are “beginner-like”)

Even if you don’t have a microphone you can chat and get answers in real-time. 

Get Project Orion™

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

Special Offer - JetBrains Premium License

Companies like Google or NASA use JetBrains to code amazing programs. We now 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.)! The coupon codes that we provide are for personal subscriptions that can be used by individual developers

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

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


Special Offer - Save 2,600€ On 1:1 Coaching

Personalized advice is the BEST and FASTEST way to explode your Minecraft network and get an unfair advantage over anyone else learning “by themselves” from YouTube or outdated Spigot articles. 

This is THE CLOSEST that you can get to an instructor standing behind your shoulders reviewing your work and advising your 1:1.

Our rate is 50€/hour however with Project Orion™ you are getting 52 calls at NO COST TO YOU! (If you can’t attend some you can submit us questions and watch their replay later.)

Everyday Price: 50€/hour for 52 calls = 2,600€


The Best Plugin Development Training

With Project Orion you will get access the best of class training for Minecraft plugins:

Project Orion™ is a fully interactive platform where you access videos and source codes. Each lesson has discussion and notes for easy access.

Matej Pacan is your Project Orion™ instructor. Since 2012 he generated 700k plugin downloads and over 30k players on his own network.

Hub™ & Discord are our private communities. Ask questions, find friends and get your code reviewed for maximum progress.

Tried & Tested By 2,000+ Students

Get Project Orion™

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

Frequent Questions

More questions? Email [email protected].

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. The average entry-level salary for Java Developer in the west is over $80,000/year. We routinely have students land international positions, get clients and make a return on investment for Project Orion in a few weeks to a few months.

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 wasted.

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.

We always support the latest Minecraft version down to Minecraft 1.7.10. You can code using Java 8 or the latest Java version.

And if you want to code for an older Minecraft version, you can utilize our special automatic compatibility layer that will make your code work across all MC versions WITHOUT you having to write twice, three times or do complicated things like importing multiple versions etc.. You will learn this in the course.

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.

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

You will get a lifetime access and all upgrades for free; if you enroll today, you can start at any time.

You won’t get locked out and the content won’t expire. The only thing that expires is the current price before we increase it in the next month due to inflation and maintenance costs.

Get Project Orion™

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