Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything. By Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson. Seven Stories Press.
His whole life all Markus Persson wanted to do was create his own games. Create his own games and get rich. Then in 2009 Markus created a small, strange little game that quickly became 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. … Read more