Markus Persson said that “at first he didn’t want to create games for a living until he was 14 or 15.”(guru.bafta.org) Markus has made millions on his game and probably would have never thought to begin with that he could make money off of programming games and be so good at it. During this time their parents divorced and this hit the family very hard; his sister started using drugs and becoming depressed, so in order to ignore the problems in his family, he turned to his games for a moment of peace and solitude. (Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, 33) Even after all this chaos, Markus changed the way the world looks at and make indie games.
Markus was born on June 1, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Redwood.colorado.edu) One day while Markus was playing with Legos, Markus’ father, Birger, brought in a strange box with a fragile sign on it. Inside was the Commodore 128, the upgraded version of the commodore 64 which would be his first computer. (Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, 29) Markus made his first small text adventure game when he was eight using the commodore 128. (Celebrity net worth.com) Markus never would have expected how successful he would become to this day. Markus started becoming more obsessed, every day Rivita, Markus’ mother, would try to get him out of the house. She thought “he should get out more and play soccer like the other kids.” (Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, 31) One day he got offered a job at Midasplayer, also known as king.com, which is a big