Daniel Goldberg: Minecraft



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Anavia so the writing itself is uite good They can easily claim to be experts in the field of gaming and gaming journalism so I would expect nothing less than a high uality retrospective here and it eliversSince this isn t fiction I ll instead give some things that occurred to me along the way I m not going to evaluate pace character progression or other such fiction ey things because they Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue don t make as much sense in this contextI was not really very aware of how big of a player Sweden is in the gaming industry so this was a nice eye opener on that score The Unlike probably most of the readers of this book Ion t play Minecraft or know anything about gaming culture and my wife brought this book home for me she s a librarian so I get that a lot so I could understand my 7 year old Hank who is a Minecraft obsessive I Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, don t think she thought I would actually read the book But Iid and it s a really likable biography of the game of Minecraft and its founder Magnus Persson The prose evidently the authors are well known in Sweden and this is their first book to appear in English is very low key and a comfortable companion on the page none of the oh gosh tone and contrived conflict of some celebrity biographies I got a voyeuristic look at a gamer subculture It won me over without making me want to go play Minecraft I still Ask the Past don t but by just rolling out a nice story and staying out of the way First of all Minecraft is one of the most popular game on PC but it is nothing like how I m going to explain you about the book It is not about all the info on the game but its about its creator Markus Persson is the owner of the game a simple game that soon turn out to be super fun also the maker is already known as a celebrity because of this Some of you. Oneay But also about growing up in a family marked by rug abuse and conflict But above all it is the story of the fine line between seeming misfit and creative madman and the birth of a tech visionary Minecraft The Unlikely Tale of Markus Notch Persson and the Game that Changed Everything is a Cinderella story for the Internet age?.

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Interesting book about the story behind Minecraft but contained very little information about the actual game If you expect to find a eeper understanding for the code or mechanics behind the game you re in for a Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, disappointment you will read a lot about Notch s family and lifesituation than the computer part But it at least gave a glimps of gaming history and a sneak peak into the world behind computergames here in Sweden My first biography about a video gameeveloper If this is par for the course I m glad to just play nine to take the golf metaphor one step further and skip any other gamer bio s Kind of simply written like a fluff newspaper piece that got a long feature spot Nonetheless I find the game really intriguing and that made the read worth it for me and it also made me want to get into the game and games in general which is cool Some of the info about the video game business was news to me so also 3 stars for those interesting tidbits I received Minecraft as part of a Goodreads giveawayTo give you an idea of how video game illiterate I am I initially confused Minecraft for Minesweeper My knowledge extends to the Mar Good read A relatively uick account of how Markus Different Class developed the game In the book his struggles and successes areescribed along with important people being introduced from his real life The author covers basic Short Stories by Roald Dahl dates to flesh out a timeline of notable events in the gaming world to place this monumental game in context and the reader is sure to learn uite a bit about Notch Now I want to give Minecraft a go A fun book about a fun company founded by fun guysThis is a modern morality tale about pursuing purereams amidst the commercial imperatives of the gaming industry It s a uick slim read that chronicles the ris. A completely uniue and in epth look at the creator of Minecraft Markus Notch Persson and his rise from unknown computer programmer to multi millionaire international gaming icon Minecraft the virtual Lego game Markus crafted in his free time has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris Talked about by tens of millio.

E of Minecraft from hobby to hegemon These behind the scenes business profiles are interesting because they reveal the often mundane reasons for choices made and the accidents that result in success The only reason I gave this three stars instead of four I ve read so many business profiles now that any new one has to break the standard narrative mold somehow In others words it s not you it s meFollow me on Twitter DrATaubman Markus Persson is the man behind one of the biggest independent games in history MinecraftBetter known as Notch to his numerous fans he has always has a fascination with programming and spend hours of his youth in front of a screen After school he managed to get a job as a programmer but found that it was too restrictive and with him and another reamt of having their own company to o the games that they wantedThe germ of an idea cam from another game as these things always o and he started coding for this simple blocky world All so very Socialist Realism different from the slick modern games that are on the market theseays And slowly word got out of his little game where you could create exactly what you wanted As the sale grew and grew he took the plunge and went into business with two others It is fascinating story of his life and of a gamer who wanted to I Look Up To... Michelle Obama do it exactly his way My children spend an awful lot of time on his game so it was good to find out about the man As seems to be my usual method I will provide the usualisclaimers up front I am a raving minecraft fanboy a gamer and in particular a big fan of indie games So this book could have been printed on Doctor Extraño dried shit and written in piss ink and I probably still would give it at least 3 starsThe writers are reasonably well known in gaming circles and and especially in Scand. Ns of people in fact It is the story of unlikely success fast money and the power ofigital technology to rattle an empire And it is about creation exclusion and the feeling of not fitting inHere Markus opens up for the first time about his life About his old Lego filled esk at school About the first computer his father brought home.