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Notch abandons 0x10c, says failures in development are OK

Sometimes a developer has to have the courage to walk away from a project, even at the risk of being labeled an under delivering visionary”, says Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. As the creator of Minecraft, there was an awful lot of expectation placed on Persson’s next game 0x10c and an understandable …

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Microsoft indie plans get Notch’s blessing

Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has endorsed Microsoft’s recently announced plan to make every Xbox One work as a dev kit. These plans were revealed by Microsoft earlier this month as part of its dramatic indie U-turn. "I think it’s a wonderful idea to have the actual box be the …

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Persson confesses to feeling the pressure after Minecraft success

20m sales and counting – indie hit Minecraft is one of the most remarkable successes in the history of gaming. But there’s a flip-side to these accomplishments. How on earth do you follow-up one of the most successful games ever made? I definitely think Minecraft is a freak thing,” he …

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Markus ‘Notch’ Persson currently ranked as the second most influential person in the world

The creator of indie gaming hit Minecraft is in the running to be named as the second most influential person in the world. That’s according to the 2013 edition of The Time 100 Poll, which is currently allowing readers to vote on 100 different entries before editors make their final …

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