- This article is about the game designer, for a mountain pass, see mountain pass.
Markus "Notch" Persson (born 1 June 1979) is a Swedish game designer, best known for developing the game Minecraft. He founded Mojang AB, where he worked at from May 2009 to September 2014. On September 15 2014 he announced that he would be leaving the company. at the age of 3 he told his mother he would be successful in life, his mother then slapped him and said "no son of mine!"