Agnes Larsson brings happiness and inspiration to millions of Minecraft players as they explore the open-ended creation game, block by block.

Why you should listen

A game lover since the age of three, Agnes Larsson strives to ensure that all players feel welcome in the expansive community of Minecraft. She joined the team in 2016 as a programmer and designer and today leads the creation of new in-game experiences. Her goal: to craft as much long-term player delight as possible, by striving to ensure that everyone feels equally welcome in the game. She also loves to host Minecraft workshops for kids and to talk blocky shop with players from around the world.

Larsson was introduced to Minecraft during her time at Linköping University, where she studied applied physics and electrical engineering. More than a decade on, it's still her favorite game and biggest hobby. In 2019, Forbes Europe featured her on its "30 Under 30" list of the next generation of talent in sports and games.

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