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Project Orion™

4.7 Stars - 1,271 Reviews


The goal

Master Java, create unique Minecraft plugins to build networks from the ground up.

Training length

6 weeks pre-recorded training plus live coaching 2x/week.


Learning Minecraft plugins alone is slow and lacking, we decided to change it.


Beginner to intermediate.


"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,

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.

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Server Without Knowing It?

Unfortunately for most, building everything from the ground up remains just a dream.

The work and the time you have to put into it is frustrating. The lack of efficiency and good training materials makes things easy to dream about, but hard to achieve.

If you are a one-man’s team, the workload of building everything from scratch is painfully high.

So, most people resign to the plugins that are already there, or ask a friend or two to code. We both know this is far from ideal…

You Can't Win If You Can't Control

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 SO frustrating…

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

The question is: Will you close yours?

Most Tutorials Are A Waste Of Time

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


Free tutorials are outdated, chaotic and lacking


Poor coding practices lead to bad code & time waste


Spigot/Paper API lacks a step-by-step system to learn it

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.


Hi, I’m Matej and after 10 years of coding Minecraft plugins and getting them to 700,000+ downloads, I’ve created world’s elite Minecraft trainings MineAcademy.

I’ve put together everything I learned from the making of ChatControl, Boss and Confiscate as well as 100s of private projects into a step-by-step system using these principles: 

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

Our custom-built platform makes learning fun, easy and structured.

Get Project Orion™

Learn Java and Spigot/Paper API, create amazing Minecraft plugins and build your community. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.

Here's What's Inside

The curriculum below is on-demand and supported by our weekly live coaching calls where you can get your code reviewed and ask questions.

A Complete Java SDK Training From Beginner To Advanced

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.

Beginner to advanced Java training optimized for Minecraft plugins without wasting time learning things you'll never need.

Deep object-oriented training explaining how are things connected together and how to design your entire program the same way as high-paid professionals.

Best practices when using static/non-static code.

Multi-threading and async processing to write high-end apps doing multiple things at once, fast.

Writing bots such as scrambling online websites, connecting with your website or database to create e-shops, banlists, player oversight and basically any online platform.

Advanced stuff such as static constructors and instance initializers to get an edge over other programmers with focus on understanding WHY things work, not copying code.

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

Advanced Psychological Training to 3X Your Learning Speed

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.

"Power 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.

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).

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)!

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!):

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!

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.

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.

Missions & Quests Including Custom Mobs And Reward Systems

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!

How To Earn From Your Passion By Selling Plugins Or Getting Paid Clients

How to turn your passion into a full-time income? Or even better, PASSIVE income or the 6-figure job of your dreams? (no previous sales skills needed)

1. Generating plugin/selling ideas - Many people THINK they have an amazing idea... after 3 months painfully stuck at 0 purchases. I'll show you how to literally SEE inside your customer's brain to understand their problem, and craft a solution that sells like hot cakes.

2. Sales & copywriting module - How to design beautiful sales pages with maximum conversion. I'll give you "fill in the blank" templates including top 17 converting headlines you can use TODAY to 2x or even 3x sales for your existing products (without changing anything about your product!)

3. The exact contracts we use - Non-disclosure agreement, services agreement and contractor agreement so you are fully covered when hiring people, being a client yourself or sharing sensitive stuff with anyone...

4. Dealing with chargebacks, refunds and disputes -- You'll get the EXACT messages we send to PayPal to win 99% of chargebacks and disputes to sell your plugins worry-free.

5. Hiring & firing team members training -- How to build A-players team from scratch, including the step-by-step interview process, what questions to ask, which psychometric tests to give and how to deal with conflicts and communicate.

...and there's more!

Custom Enchantments

Animated scoreboard, tab, title, boss, action bar

Toast notifications

Interactive chat messages (like ChatControl)

Custom health

And even more!

Claims System

Ranking and Statistics

Class and Tier Leveling


Here's What People Say

Project Orion™ is the BEST place to learn coding & make quality plugins.

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.

Get Personal Support 2x Per Week

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

Every week our instructor is sitting down with YOU to answer ANY questions (no matter if they are “beginner-like”), and even if you don’t have a microphone you can chat and get answers in real-time. 

The level of support is the closest you can get from an educational institution.

Get Project Orion™

Learn Java and Spigot/Paper API, create amazing Minecraft plugins and build your community. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.


Select the package that best suits your needs.


$ 67 Lifetime Access
  • Full Java JDK Training (Java 8 - Java 19)
  • Bukkit/Spigot/Paper Training (Full API)
  • JetBrains 4-Month Software License
  • Private Community On Discord & Hub™


$ 97 Lifetime Access. Includes Standard, plus:
  • Projects Vault (+Private Source Codes)
  • Beyond Minecraft (Bungee, Discord, Web)
  • Advanced Systems (Claims, NPCs, etc.)
  • Live Coaching Calls (Every Week)


$ 197 Lifetime Access. Includes Premium, plus:
  • Minigames Training (BungeeCord support)
  • Selling Plugins (+Anti-Piracy)
  • Marketing & Copywriting Training
  • Hiring & Firing (+Contracts & NDAs)

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Create your own Minecraft plugin even if you never coded anything before in 30 days or less - or your money back.

The reason behind our strong guarantee includes years of effort put into making this program, 2,000+ of students coached and tens of thousands of hours spent updating the content to patch bugs, improve existing modules to ensure maximum learning and retention.

And if you've went through 30% of any part of our program and are not absolutely satisfied with the quality of our training, you owe us absolutely nothing.

Simply email [email protected] within 30 days of your purchase we will send you a prompt and a courteous refund. 

Bonus #1 - 4 Months Of Paid Software Licenses

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.

Value: 16.90 Euro * 4 Months = 67.6 Euro = $70 USD


Bonus #2 - $1,560 In Live Coaching Sessions

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 standard rate is $50/hour and $30/hour for alumni students, however with Project Orion™ you are getting 52 calls as a bonus at NO COST TO YOU!

Value: $30/hour for 52 calls = $1,560 USD

Yours today: INCLUDED

Project Orion™ Is:

Unlike colleges who hire theorists, you will get access the best of coaches in Minecraft:

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.

Student Stories

2,000+ people got a chance to fulfill one of their dreams since they started playing Minecraft

Get Project Orion™

Learn Java and Spigot/Paper API, create amazing Minecraft plugins and build your community. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.

Build THE Community To Return To

Magnetize players to stay in the first 30 seconds of them joining.

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.

Frequent Questions

Do you have 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.

We decided to split the course into three packages to make it super accessible to everyone.

And if you still can’t afford it, I think you would agree that you need this program more than anyone. In fact, some of my most successful students have had their back against the wall financially when they started (as did I).

So I want you to eliminate the thought “I can’t afford this” and instead replace it with “How can I afford this”.

You need to get creative and think of how you can find the money, which is really just a temporary investment into yourself that will pay off for years to come. There’s PayPal financing, credit cards, loans, parents, friends, family, you could even sell something and use the money from that. Don’t just use that excuse, get creative and start thinking of ways that you can make this work.

With our level of coaching and support, we’re currently among the most affordable platforms out there. You’ll get a lifetime access, no monthly fees.

In fact, our training will pay for itself 10X if you implement just 10% of what we teach. According to, entry level Java developer salary is a little over $100,000 per year! That is more than 500 times the price of this training!

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. We designed this program so that you can work through it even if you’re hard pressed for time. You can listen to the training while travelling, on the bus or even at your job with headphones in.

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 them. So if you can’t attend, send us questions beforehand and simply watch us answer them in the replay.

I’ve tried that and, it costed me 10 years. 

When I started I had to learn everything from extremely poor sources out there like YouTube, outdated Spigot articles or decompiling source. Soon I discovered how painfully slow and frustrating it was. 

The problem with free YouTube tutorials, Udemy courses or Spigot forum posts is that they are painfully chaotic, disorganized, outdated, unsupported and offer terrible coding standards. Lots of people say lots of different things, leaving you confused, not understanding WHY things the way they do. 

What we do differently is we offer a proven system, detailed and high-quality content, expert mentorship and supportive community. There’s step-by-step process you follow, get help when needed and get results, everything is organized and updated regularly.

Next, in all of my paid products I use the Foundation library to remove repetitive code. People waste weeks coding from scratch and never really get to their ideas since they waste so much time on the basics that it’s driving me insane. That’s why I decided to take out that library, battle-proven and tested in all premium plugins since 2015, and teach using it.

Finally I’m a huge believer in self-development and self-mastery, and will show you how to get organized, disciplined and achieve greater results in the arenas of life you’ll set for yourself. There are honestly no courses in Minecraft let alone in computer programming with an empathy on self-mastery.

And you and I know that once you get stuck, frustrated or simply life happens it’s not just about coding… After speaking with lots of students I included self-mastery and self-development parts in our new courses.

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.

No content will “expire”. As long as you are a member you will get a continual access to our coaching, our community group and all of the materials. The only thing that expires is the training discount price before we lock the training and offer at a full price next time it is opened.

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Learn Java and Spigot/Paper API, create amazing Minecraft plugins and build your community. Covered by our 30-day money back guarantee.