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Minecraft: the unlikely tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the game that changed everything

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A few years ago, 32-year-old Markus Notch' Persson of Stockholm was an unknown and bored computer programmer. Today, he is a multi-millionaire international icon. Here, the creator of Minecraft opens up for the first time about his life. About his old Lego-filled desk at school. About the first computer his father brought home one day. But also about growing up in a family marked by drug abuse and conflict. But above all, it is the story of the fine line between seeming misfit and creative madman, and the birth of a true tech visionary.'
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display_description His whole life, all Markus Persson wanted to do was create his own games. Create his own games and get rich. Then in 2009 a strange little project of his quickly grew into a worldwide phenomenon and, in just a few short years, turned its maker into an international icon. Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything is a Cinderella story for the Internet age--improbable success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to shake up a rock-solid industry. It's a story about being lost and finding your way, of breaking the rules and swimming against the current. It's about how the indie gaming scene rattled the foundations of corporate empires. But, above all, this is the story of how a creative genius chased down a crazy dream: the evolution of a shy amateur programmer into a video game god. For this second edition, the story has been enriched with more Minecraft than ever--a new section describes Minecraft's sale to Microsoft, Notch's less than heartwarming last day in the office, and Mojang's final days of independence.
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subject_facet Computer games
Computer games -- Design
Computer programmers
Minecraft (Game)
Persson, Markus, -- 1979-
title_display Minecraft : the unlikely tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the game that changed everything
title_full Minecraft : the unlikely tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the game that changed everything / Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson ; Translation by Jennifer Hawkins
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Minecraft The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything
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title_sub the unlikely tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the game that changed everything
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Computer Technology
Computer games
Computer programmers
Design
Games
Minecraft (Game)
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Persson, Markus