After $2.5 billion buyout, Minecraft creator has never felt more isolated

Minecraft Markus Persson

For many developers, the allure of creating a hit application and raking in lots of money is enough to justify long hours and months, if not years, of thankless work spent hunched over a computer and tinkering with code. And while some developers may not be interested in being bought out by a larger corporation (read: Mark Zuckerberg), for others, the money, which can be life-changing, is simply too good to pass up.

While one might easily assume that developers who cash out for untold millions are just as happy living the good life as they are coding away at a 9-5, that's not always the case.

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