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  1. Markus Alexej Persson ( Swedish: [ˈmǎrkɵs ˈpæ̌ːʂɔn] ( listen); born 1 June 1979), [3] also known as Notch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. He is best known for creating the sandbox video game Minecraft and for founding the video game company Mojang in 2009.

  2. › profile › markus-perssonMarkus Persson - Forbes

    Jan 26, 2023 · Markus "Notch" Persson made his fortune selling the rights to his game Minecraft to Microsoft. In September 2014, after selling 15 million copies of Minecraft across gaming consoles, Persson...

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  3. Apr 21, 2015 · Markus Persson is a Swedish video game programmer and founder of Mojang, the software company responsible for the international smash Minecraft. Who Is Markus Persson? Markus Persson was...

  4. › tech › annals-of-technologyThe Creator | The New Yorker

    Apr 5, 2013 · Persson is an outspoken critic of publishers, who he believes curtail creativity in the games industry in the search for short-term gains. He once accused Electronic Arts of “methodically...

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    Persson started programming at the age of seven, using his father'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, which he left in 2009 to work as a programmer at Jalbum. He is also one of the founders of Wurm Online. ...

    Notch has released much of his work, including, but not limited to: Games: 1. Droj, a multiplayer game. 2. DachonB, a gravity based shooter. 3. Wurm Online, an MMO featuring sandbox elements similar to Minecraft. 4. LogicHex, a hexagonal logic gate builder. 5. Infinite Mario Bros, a Super Marioclone featuring an endlessly-long level. 6. Takns,a str...

    Notch on his phone.
    Notch wearing his iconic black fedora.
    Notch smiling.
    Notch with his fans at MinecraftCon 2010.
    On June 1, 2011, Notch posted on Twitter that he was 25 years old. 25is 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.
  5. Markus Persson (Swedish Video Game Programmer and Designer Known for Creating the Sandbox Video Game ‘Minecraft’) He is often referred to as the first superstar computer games developer. He broke the monotony in the video game industry by producing a creative adventurous sandbox video game, allowing players to create, craft and mine.

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