Notch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. Persson’s principal venture for founding Mojang was Minecraft, which gained popularity and support since its tech demo in 2009. Since the release of Minecraft, Persson has gained significant notability within the video game industry, having won multiple minecraft skin cookie monster and establishing relations with the industry’s figureheads.

Persson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to a Finnish mother and a Swedish father on 1 June 1979. Persson’s most popular creation is the survival sandbox game Minecraft, which was released on 18 November 2011. Persson left his job as a game developer to work on Minecraft full-time until completion. Persson and Jakob Porsér came up with the idea for Scrolls including elements from board games and collectible card games.

Following the end to his involvement with Minecraft, Persson began pre-production of an alternate reality space game set in the distant future in March 2012. Persson has also participated in several Ludum Dare 48-hour game making competitions. Breaking the Tower was a game Persson developed for the entry to the Ludum Dare No. The game takes place on a small island, where the player must gather resources, construct buildings, and train soldiers in order to destroy a large tower on this island. The game received brief gaming media attention. Metagun is a 2D platformer created for Ludum Dare no. Prelude of the Chambered is a game Persson developed for the entry to the Ludum Dare No.

Prelude of the Chambered is a short first-person dungeon crawler video game. Minicraft is a game developed for Ludum Dare No. It is a small top-down game with similarities to Zelda and influenced by Minecraft. Starting around 2017, Persson began receiving criticism for political and social opinions he expressed on Twitter. In July 2017, he tweeted in support of a heterosexual pride day.

After facing community backlash, he deleted the tweets and walked back his statements, writing in one tweet, «So yeah, it’s about pride of daring to express, not about pride of being who you are. In November 2017, Persson was criticized for posting a tweet that read, «It’s ok to be white. In follow-up tweets, he said he believed privilege is a «made up metric. In the video game FTL: Faster Than Light, one of the random default names that the crew can have is ‘Notch’. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim features a unique item called the «Notched Pickaxe», named after Persson. Persson made an appearance in the movie Minecraft: The Story of Mojang.

In 2014, he joined alongside Arin Hanson, Brian Wecht and Dan Avidan to provide backing vocals for one of the tracks on their album Player Select, titled «Minecraft is for Everyone! Minecraft and Minecraft, Second Edition, the English language translations have been published by Seven Stories Press. Persson is a member of the Swedish chapter of Mensa and also makes electronica music. On 13 August 2011, Persson married Elin Zetterstrand, who goes by the nickname «Ez» in the Minecraft community.

On 15 August 2012, he announced that he was now single. In May 2012, Persson expressed his views towards Electronic Arts and their release of the «Indie Bundle», calling them a «bunch of cynical bastards». That’s not how that works, EA», he said, «Indies are saving gaming. How the Creator of Minecraft Developed a Monster Hit». The Unlikely Story of Microsoft’s Surprise Minecraft Buyout». Wikipedia has a policy that » Twitter. 20 Things You Might Not Know About Notch».

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