Markus Persson

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Markus Alexej Persson, more commonly known as Notch, is the creator of Minecraft and one of the founders of Mojang AB.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Persson started programming at the age of seven, using his dad's Commodore 128. He produced his first game (a text-adventure) at the age of eight, with the help of type-in programs. In 2005 he started working as a game developer for King.com, which he left in 2009 to work as a programmer at Jalbum. After Minecraft sales grew he moved from full-time to part-time at Jalbum and then eventually left to focus full-time on Minecraft in June 2010, many of the Mojang employees (including CEO Carl Manneh) are also ex-Jalbum employees. Outside of work he frequently takes part in competitions, including Ludum Dare, LD12 and the Java 4K Game Programming Contest.

Persson engaged Ez during a vacation in Indonesia,[1][2] and married her in August 2011. The two separated in late 2012.[3] Her brother, Kristoffer, is the artist whose paintings appear in the game.

Persson had his own part of the Mojang website that could be found at mojang.com/notch. This subdirectory has since been removed.

Persson sold Mojang and all of its assets to Microsoft on September 15, 2014. In a lengthy blog post, Notch states "I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world." He then goes on to say that "I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on."

Persson left Mojang on November 5, 2014 along with the other founders. He writes "As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I'll probably abandon it immediately."

Games and other work[edit | edit source]

Notch has released much of his work, including, but not limited to:

Games:

2.5d Engines:

Notch also has a soundcloud page which includes 53 tracks in total.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Birthday[edit | edit source]

  • On June 1, 2011, Notch posted on Twitter that he was 25 years old.[4] 25 is 32, which was his age at the time.
  • Notch programmed the Minecraft splash screen to display "Happy Birthday, Notch!" all day on June 1. This was removed in Java Edition 1.8.5.

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