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Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson wanted to create a Valve, not work at Valve

By Shawn Knight
Dec 10, 2013
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  1. It’s sometimes interesting to take a look back and realize how a single decision could have had a drastic impact on something today. Such is the case with Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson who was offered a job with Valve...

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  2. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 147   +19

    Inspiring story.
     
  3. fteumer

    fteumer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    hardly, he could've had his cake and eaten it too.

    I doubt he'll ever have a big project come out that isn't some addendum to minecraft.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,093   +1,520

    I've heard stories, that Indie projects need more time than full-time jobs allow. I'm sure he realized this or he would have taken the job. And if he had taken the job, I could plainly see Valve trying to take credit for anything he might have done.
     
  5. WithoutAnyMilk

    WithoutAnyMilk TS Rookie Posts: 28   +10

    Indeed. I have nothing but respect for people who are willing to take risks to follow their dreams, especially now that Notch has a huge head-start on whatever those dreams may be. I say best of luck to him for not compromising himself or his creative liberty in exchange for a guaranteed salary.

    Job security and fiat paper promissory notes do not make a man, anyway - they're just debt. Knowing that he has done precisely what he set out to do while enriching the lives of others; now that makes a man.
     


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