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Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything [Paperback]

Daniel Goldberg , Linus Larsson

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23 Jan 2014

In 2011, 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.


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'The absorbing story of how an unknown and bored Swedish computer programmer invented the 'virtual lego game'; Minecraft in his spare time and became a multi-millionaire.' -- The Bookseller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for Minecraft lovers, indie enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to see the good guy win. 7 Nov 2013
By Amy White - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A great read for Minecraft lovers, indie enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to see the good guy win.

If you're looking for a perfect gift for a kid that loves Minecraft, there's a lot to recommend this book. It's short enough to not feel overwhelming but not too short to tell the whole story. The writing is smart without being daunting. Depending on their reading level, anyone ages 7 and up could potentially read this on their own.

There are a very, very few places where the subject matter strays into territory you might be uncomfortable with... (full review available at GameSkinny)
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Notch is the man. 21 Nov 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is how you get your minecraft crazy kid to read a book. My son loves this game and he is now engrossed in this book. The bonus is now he knows what big words like protagonist means. Two thumbs up!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 year old and husband really enjoyed this book. 19 Jan 2014
By Angela Villa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I recommend this book to any Minecraft lover. It's an easy read and my 10 year old & husband found the book very interesting.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! 27 Dec 2013
By Diana - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Book was released just in time for my 9 yr. old's autobiography presentation. He loves the game, Minecraft. I was so intrigued and inspired by Markus's story. Loved it!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Minecraft Parents 10 Nov 2013
By Shelby Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book at Minecon 2013 in Orlando and read it on the plane ride home. It is a really great little book about a very interesting subject. I especially recommend it to parents of Minecrafters.
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