Spring 2022

Creador de Minecraft Markus “Notch” Persson (Minecraft Creator Markus "Notch" Persson)

From the Series Biografías de pioneros STEM (STEM Trailblazer Bios)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

¿Juegas juegos en la computadora? Si lo haces, probablemente has jugado Minecraft. Cuando el creador de Minecraft, Markus Persson, era joven, no estaba muy interesado en los juegos. Estaba más interesado en las instrucciones de programación en el manual de la computadora. Cuando Persson tenía ocho años, escribía código para sus propios juegos de computadora.

A los dieciocho años, Persson consiguió el trabajo de sus sueños como programador de videojuegos. En 2009, diseñó Minecraft en tan solo un fin de semana. En el juego, los jugadores usan bloques para construir lo que desean. Persson quería que los jugadores usaran su imaginación, y la idea dio sus frutos. En la actualidad, Minecraft es uno de los juegos de computadora más populares del mundo. Aunque Persson duda que alguna vez supere este éxito, continúa desarrollando juegos, mientras los fanáticos esperan el próximo desarrollo.

Do you play computer games? If you do, you’ve probably played Minecraft. When Minecraft creator Markus Persson was young, he wasn’t very interested in the games themselves. He was more interested in the programing instructions in the computer’s manual. By the time Persson was eight years old, he was writing code for his own computer games.

When he was eighteen, Persson landed his dream job as a video game programmer. In 2009, he designed Minecraft in a single weekend. In the game, players use blocks to build whatever they choose. Persson wanted to let players use their imaginations, and the idea paid off. Today, Minecraft is one of the most popular computer games in the world. Although Persson doubts he will ever top this success, he continues to develop games, while fans wait for what’s next.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary, STEM: Technology/Coding
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007090, JNF012010, JNF021060
Dewey 794.8/5092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 830
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Kari Cornell

Kari Cornell is a freelance writer and editor who lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two young boys. When she's not working or spending time with her family, she loves to cook, tinker in the garden, knit, or run. She feels fortunate that she's been able to combine many of the activities she likes to do in her free time with her day job. Cornell is the author of several cookbooks for children, including Cooking the Turkish Way and Cooking the Indonesian Way. She is the co-author of Growing with Purpose: Forty Years of Seward Community Cooperative