Minecraft : The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything Paperback / softback
Just a few years ago, Markus Persson was a bored IT-developer in Stockholm.
In the evenings, he toiled away on a labour of love: a game with a tiny but dedicated online following.
It was called Minecraft and Markus released it to the world in early 2009.
The game itself looks deceptively simple. It resembles a digital version of Lego - bricks stacked on top of each other, giving players a world where they build whatever structures their mind can conjure.
A breath of fresh air compared to the industry giants' shooter games. In the space of a few years, Minecraft has become one of the most astonishing success stories of the internet age, attracting millions of players and proving how a single great idea can topple empires in the digital, post-industrial world. This is the story of the man behind the game. Here Markus opens up for the first time about his life.
About his old Lego-filled desk at school, the first computer his father brought home one day and 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 tech visionary.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 22/01/2015
- Category: Popular culture
- ISBN: 9780753555767
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