If you’ve ever had a little problem with PayPal account limitations spare a thought for Markus Persson. His only fault was to create a game called Minecraft, which is so new it’s still only in Alpha, and not even made it to a Beta release. That’s not stopped people from raving about it, so much so that even at a cost of just $9.95 he’s making a mint.
Well he was until PayPal limited his account just as sales of his game spiked and he’s now got around half a million pounds (over €600,000) frozen in his PayPal account.
He blogs the reason PayPal gave as “a suspicious withdrawal or deposit” with his response being “wow, thank you for that amazingly detailed information”.
Doubtless it’ll get sorted sooner or later, but come on… half a million pounds and the game is not even complete. How do I get started creating a computer game? If it pays that well then I’ll figure out how to get around any PayPal limitations.