Tonight Notch was the recipient of a Special Award from the BAFTA for outstanding contributions to his field. The award is given when BAFTA feels that recognition was not duly given.
Markus Persson better know as “Notch” was the creator of Minecraft a game that not only launched the career of Persson. After the games initial success in alpha, Persson helped to form Mojang. There are currently three games in active development from Mojang studios. Minecraft, Cobalt, and Scrolls.
Minecraft has sold over 5 million unites, an unheard of feat in the gaming world. The success of Minecraft has not been limited to the game itself, its iconic square blocks can be found on shirts, note pads, wrapping paper, and soon Lego building bricks.
Great work Mojang, keep up the good work!