Who is Behind: Markus Persson (Notch)

Markus Persson (Notch), co-founder of Mojang Studio and the mind behind Minecraft. He is Swedish and was born in 1979.  A curious fact about him, he developed his first game (a text-based adventure) when he was eight, and hasn’t stopped making games until now. Before Minecraft, he worked for King.com and Jalbum, after leaving the latter he started to work on the Minecraft prototype and after a while, he found Mojang Studio alongside Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser. He has gained significant notability within the video game industry, having won multiple awards and establishing relations with the industry’s figureheads.

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When Microsoft bought Mojang Studio he left the company. Now he is working in a project called  0x10c and if you are lucky, you can see him participating the next Ludum Dare.

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Who is Behind: Johannes Vuorinen

Today we start a new blog section: Who is Behind. Here we’ll talk about people who for a reason or another have been relevant for the Indie Game Community.

Our first Who is Behind is for Johannes Vuorinen, co-founder of Frogmind Games, the indie studio which developed the beautiful Badland. He graduated in 2009 as Master Science in Technology at Helsinki University of Technology and has worked for several video games companies which have given him a solid background in developing games. One day he decided to bet for his own indie studio and joined forces with Juhana Myllys. They both started their adventure in 2012 and a few months later released Badland which collected many awards and bring them to the public eye. Their story has inspire us and it’s one of our reference points, so thanks Johannes Vuorinen!!

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More about him at http://johannesvuorinen.com/