Minecraft passes the 100 million user mark 
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Gavin Mannion
February 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Everyone needs a boat

The insanely popular world building title Minecraft has just smashed through another ceiling on its apparently endless quest for world domination.

And well.. that’s it really.. now how am I going to make up my mandatory word count that the evil editor insists on?

Oh I know, how about some incredible facts about Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the genius behind the game.

According to Notch around 14.3% of the 100 million player accounts have converted to paying. Since the game costs $30 on the PC so that little calculation means that Notch’s company, Mojang, has notched up a solid $429 000 000, or about R 4, 601 ,754 , 300 in local currency. [Updated]

So that’s not bad for a 34 year old computer programmer. What makes it even more impressive is that he only started really making game in 2009. That’s around 5 years ago so his company is bringing in a 100 million dollars a year.

Notch has a genius level IQ which can be attested to by the fact that he’s a member of Mensa. Markus is also an atheist and was briefly married to Elin Zetterstrand for a year in 2012.

According to his history Notch started coding at the age of 7 and at the age of 8 produced his very first game which  was a text adventure game.

So that’s about it really, Notch is a 34 year old single Swedish developer who is quickly closing on becoming a billionaire from creating one game. He has now released that game on to most pretty much all devices that play games.  He’s done all of this while I’m sitting here drinking beer with no pants on… this is depressing.

Oh well, if you are interested in Minecraft then make sure you join our community server minecraft.lazygamer.net:25655

I promise to wear pants when I’m online.. trust me.

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • James Charleston

    I might have my math’s off a tad here, but doesn’t $429 000 000 equate a little closer to R450 odd million rand? Or did I misunderstand?

    • James Charleston

      Didn’t mean it as a criticism, sorry if it seemed like one. :)

      • SlasherZA

        Your calculation is off… You wrote $429 million = R450 million… Its roughly R4.5 Billion…

        • James Charleston

          Haha, you are indeed right. My mistake! :)

  • TiMsTeR1033

    How about some free Minecraft codes to give away, please @lazygamer, just and idea to help out the community!

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      Don’t think they would be able to do that… I highly doubt that Mojang would even consider handing out free keys.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Would be nice for the communities out there.

        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          Agreed, maybe a community member would sponsor another community give away? :D

          • RinceandGATHERTroops!

            If you insist, you have my email,. whatsapp, home address, date of birth, DNA sequence, genetic sequence 0-O WHO ARE YOU!?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            These are all false accusations! You will be hearing from my lawyer!
            *goes to cover up the evidence*

          • RinceandGATHERTroops!

            Hahha! Dammit man, shame you aren’t in CT to meet up with us tomorrow :( Would be a blast!

        • RinceandGATHERTroops!

          Morning TIM! Are we going to have an awesome Friday or what?!

  • RinceandGATHERTroops!

    I bet he is glad he turned down that job at Valve. If he had accepted it though, would the be a Half-Life 3? 0-O

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