'The first rock stars of video games' delighted at triple win

DEVELOP AWARDS VIDEO: Minecraft maestros ‘overwhelmed’

Markus Persson was left “slightly overwhelmed” this week having picked up three prizes at the 2011 Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

He, joined in the video by fellow Mojang star Daniel Kaplan, picked up honours for Independent Studio, Micro Studio and New Download IP.

In the video below, Persson cited Richard Gariott, John Carmack and David Braben as three of his heroes.

Go here for the complete Develop Awards coverage.

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