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Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game That Changed Everything

Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game That Changed Everything

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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781609805371, ISBN10 1609805372
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The creator of the popular "virtual Lego" game, Minecraft, traces his unlikely rise from a disaffected youth who rose from a family marked by drug abuse and conflict to a multi-millionaire and international icon.

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The creator of the popular "virtual Lego" game, Minecraft, traces his unlikely rise from a disaffected youth who rose from a family marked by drug abuse and conflict to a multi-millionaire and international icon.

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. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact. It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire. And it is about creation, exclusion, and the feeling of not fitting in.
Here Markus 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 tech visionary.
"Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything" is a Cinderella story for the Internet age.

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Number of Pages: 255
Original Languages: English
Author: Hawkins, Jennifer ,  Larsson, Linus ,  Goldberg, Daniel
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781609805371
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 7.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1609805372
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