Also, while we’re on this subject, I had a chance to meet the both of them before Fish became Supreme Shithead of Gamedev on twitter. It was at GDC in 2012, and Notch was supposedly having this party at some night club. My friends and I went there to see what was going on, and you could see some of the IGA entrants and winners filtering in and going upstairs to this blocked-off section for people that were invited. I bumped into Fish while picking up a checked coat and congratulated him on winning the Indie GOTY (or some equivalent) award for Fez. He looked kinda dazed but did a little head nod and went upstairs.
We left not long after that because Notch throws really shitty parties, and we all bumped into Renaud outside of the club. It’s kind of hilarious how different he was from Fish, though I wouldn’t really know it for a little while. He was very friendly and talked with all of us about programming and game dev for a good 10 minutes while we waited for our cabs. I really don’t know how the fuck he could have tolerated working with Fish for as long as he did. Dude’s a saint.