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Markus 'Notch' Persson: The mind behind Minecraft (Q&A)

Two years after the sandbox indie game went public, its creator is now an industry celebrity. We talk with Persson about his favorite player creations and the current direction of the game industry.

By November 7, 2013


Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

In Minecraft, Microsoft is taking control of a game that has become a cultural phenomenon. Markus Persson, though, is bidding adieu.

By September 15, 2014


Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the beloved indie sandbox sensation, reveals on Twitter that Warner Bros. and his studio Mojang are bringing Minecraft to the big screen.

By February 27, 2014


Minecraft maker says he won't certify his game for Windows 8

Markus "Notch" Persson says he wants Microsoft to stop "trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."

By September 28, 2012


Minecraft creator earned AU$97.5m in 2012

Markus "Notch" Persson earned 640 million krona in one year, with plans to donate a bunch to charity — and "maybe buy a car".

By February 3, 2013


Is EA 'destroying' gaming? Minecraft creator thinks so

The creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, says EA's contention that it's offering an "indie bundle" on Steam is further proof it's "destroying" gaming.

By May 3, 2012


Notch doesn't make Minecraft anymore

Opinion: You need to understand a child's innocent passion for Minecraft to know why today's news had such a deep impact across the globe.

By September 15, 2014


Signal-jamming coat hides your devices from prying eyes

This isn't the first time a garment has promised to protect our privacy, but to an Austrian design team's credit, this one looks a lot cozier.

By June 17, 2014


Notch releases horse simulator, only accepts payment in Dogecoin

The Minecraft developer has released his own take on wacky animal simulators with Cliffhorse. It's like Skyrim, but only the horse bits.

By June 9, 2014


Minecraft 'Fear Clinic' does battle with smoking

Swedish youth attempting to quit smoking shouldn't be afraid of the virtual "Fear Clinic" in Minecraft. It's there to help.

By March 5, 2014