IAmA indie game developer who made a commercially successful game. AMAA
[edit:] I should probably go back to work now, I need to finish achievement saving today.. I'll check in every now and then!
My name is Markus Persson, and I made Minecraft. I started work on it in 2009, and it started making a profit after a couple of months. About six months ago, me and two friends started a company to support development of the game and to start work on another game we wanted to make.
There's a subreddit for Minecraft, which I post in every now and then from this account. If you need more verification than that, let me know!
Ask me almost anything! I'd rather not have this turn into a feature request thread for Minecraft, so please avoid asking things about the game directly.