Markus Persson aka Notch

Famous for: Minecraft

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Notch defines the indie game developer: Minecraft was the product of years of work by none other than him, himself, alone. It's incredible that a game so bursting with ideas and originality could have come from the mind of one person alone, and gaming fans have recognized that, making Minecraft one of the most popular games of the year and Markus "Notch" Persson a game design icon.