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Submitted by GamePodunk 1287d ago | news

Notch to Indie Game Developers: "Don't Listen to Advice"

GP Editor, Jason Clement writes, "If anyone has good advice to spare when it comes to making a successful game, it's Markus 'Notch' Persson, the brains behind Mahjong's incredibly successful indie title, Minecraft. So what's the greatest advice Notch can give to a budding developer?" (Android, Culture, Dev, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Notch, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

dark-hollow  +   1288d ago
And that's why basically every recent valve game is innovative.
Hope notch and his team get as big as valve someday...
Swiggins  +   1287d ago
If Mojang becomes as big as valve, I will make it my life's ambition to somehow work for them.

*raises a glass* Here's to Notch!
theonlylolking  +   1287d ago
Except valve's games are not overrated.
dangert12  +   1287d ago
Ok I've taken his advice and now I will not listen to It XD joking but yes well said this guy actually seems like a pretty stand up guy its not getting to his head like the angry bird devs or anything I wish there was more like him
Semir  +   1287d ago
I think he's a good guy.
yog-sothot  +   1287d ago
Here is my advise : "Don't Listen to Advice"

This has to be some kind of awesome paradox, well done notch !

*head explodes*
blaktek  +   1287d ago
How did they manage to spell Mojang Mahjong ?
SixZeroFour  +   1287d ago
they were creating the article using an iphone and autocorrect did its magic?
GamePodunk  +   1287d ago
Nice catch! I must've been thinking about the Chinese game, Mahjong, when writing this up. In any case, it's corrected on the main article. :/
yamzilla  +   1287d ago
please....this guys a turd, he looks and acts like that other tool, kevin smith

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...

both highly overated and overly opionated, he made a game that looks like a freaking n64 game in 2010, is it innovative, yes, it is the most amazing piece of software ever coded-HARDLY.

Notch gets far too much recognition, kinda like cliffy b or jaffe, but a least those toolbags have a few more blockbusters to back up their smack talk...

Notch got lucky, that is all, he made the game in like 2 weeks, it just struck a nerve with people.

HE
GOT
VERY
LUCKY!

and just like kevin smiths movies, a mediocre final result.
kcuthbertson  +   1287d ago
You have no idea what you're talking about.

Go play Halo or COD and GTFO

Minecraft is an amazing game and Notch is an amazing developer. If you don't like the game, then fine. But to say it is highly overrated is just untrue.
jozzah  +   1287d ago
1)It's supposed to look like that.

2) I think he deserves the recognition being he started with nothing and now look what he has achieved.

3) You can say he got lucky but he did what no one else thought of and look where it got him.
dangert12  +   1287d ago
I'm not sure If you realise your comparing a successful Indie Dev to a big AAA studio that has had backing financial from studio's like microsoft It is also a very good game so what if it looks like an N64 game It has more depth then most games released this generation
xtreampro  +   1286d ago
Actually Mine Craft is rubbish, it only caught on because a lot of people were making noise about it, it's like the Farmville fad.

Notch is the idiot who was talking smack about Unlimited Detail and just recently the creator of Unlimited Detail in an interview put Notch in his place.

I hate these stupid boastful devs who think they know everything, they deserve a couple of punches to the face.
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dangert12  +   1286d ago
lol farmville? come on be serious thats shit XD and could never sell like minecraft
LoaMcLoa  +   1286d ago
Gamings biggest hipster x)

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