We’ve seen Twitter freakouts before, but this is one for the books.
The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter early Saturday with all sorts of torments and searching questions about his current life, and his former life as the creator and owner of one of the most important games in history, the Lego-like block-building game Minecraft.
Persson and the company he co-founded, Mojang AB, sold the company and Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September of 2014.
Persson become a rich person from the sale of his creation, but a year later he doesn’t seem to be settling into post-Minecraft life as easily as he probably hoped.
The fun began in the wee hours Saturday with this tweet:
And this one shortly after:
A few minutes later, Persson talks despairingly about his new life back in his home country.
He obviously misses the days when he had his Sisyphean rock to roll up the hill.
A couple minutes later. Persson’s life sounds a little crazy. Even keeping a girlfriend is hard.
At 2:59 a.m. Uses “Musk” as a verb.
Again, Persson suggests that he regrets selling his creation, Minecraft.
By 3:16, some (rich) friends have intervened and Persson starts to cool down.
After a long, dark night, things are looking brighter at 9:39 a.m. this morning.
Then he gets stung by a Jellyfish.
I probably shouldn’t make light of Persson’s problems. But there’s something superficial about a rich and relatively famous person spilling out his problems in 140-character blasts to all his fans and followers on Twitter. And sure enough, there were plenty of Twitter users to offer support.
There’s no doubting the fact that Persson made a huge contribution to the gaming world.
Across PC, consoles, and mobile, people have downloaded Minecraft more than 60 million times. Despite first coming on to the scene in 2009 and releasing as a full game in 2011, the game continues to outsell most other software every month into 2015.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed in an interview with the New York Times that HoloLens was one of the major reasons his company bought Minecraft and developer Mojang. Now, Minecraft will serve as a centerpiece of the HoloLens platform moving forward.
Here’s to better days, Markus Persson. Get off Twitter and go start a new company.
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Mojang AB is a Swedish independent video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by Markus Persson, and most known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, which is a free-to-build sandbox ga… read more »
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