Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson will be receiving the BAFTA Special Award next week in recognition of his meteoric career, supporting the independent developer comminity and setting up his own publishing company from incredibly humble beginnings. Notch is thrilled by the announcement, and chuffed that he'll be coming to London to receive it.
“I’ve always considered the BAFTA Awards to be one of the most prestigious awards one can receive, and I was very happy when it expanded to cover video games in 1998."
“When I first heard that I would receive a BAFTA Special Award, I was blown away and deeply humbled. Going to London to accept this award is going to be a very positive and interesting experience that I’m very much looking forward to.”
BAFTA plans to acknowledge Persson's "determination and innovation" with the award, and it's well deserved in our book.