“I’m not sure how I feel about it,” says Markus Persson.
Minecraft, the game that Notch Persson turned down a job at Valve to make himself – and a hell of a good decision that turned out to be – has claimed another blocky chunk of popular culture: The Simpsons borrowed it for a couch gag. Notch is pretty flattered, but he’s not sure what to make of it.
“I STILL feel a bit like it’s just this small game I made at home,” says he. “It’s so weird to have all these things happen. <3” Weird, sure, but surely no weirder than a $600,000 fan film Kickstarter – that one died on the vine after Notch got annoyed – or a Warner Brothers film adaptation, or giving away a few million bucks to employees, just because.
Also, Moe as Creeper: well played, couch gag writers. Well played.