Minecraft is a game which lets you play with blocks just like when you are a kid. You use these blocks to make your own fortress to defend yourself from nocturnal monsters. This game was made with no specific goal. You can do whatever you want as long as you can defend your fortress from monsters. At first, you will have to decide which biomes you want your fortress to be located. You can choose from dessert to jungle to snowfields.
In this game you will be using blocks to make your own world. Most solid blocks aren’t affected by gravity and liquids flows from a source block which can be perceived as unrealistic by some. You can post all your comments and advices on how to play this game here in our website. You can use private proxy to post them if you want anonymity.
You've all probably seen Wondercraft's SamCube and his artwork. He's recently created the poster below as the official poster of Minecraft! You can expect to purchase this poster from JINX some time around the holidays!
If you're itching to see how all this was done, SamCube has created an excellent video diary of the process. It's well worth checking out!
Minecon is coming up fast, and there is a lot of buzz surrounding it! Here, we see the official trailer, posted by HaatNews, and it's an excellent video - give it a watch!
With only a week to go until Minecon, preparations are underway to make it the best convention it can be. We will also have numerous events going on right here on the forums, so you can be with us at the convention from home, work or anywhere else! We look forward to seeing you there!
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing MinecraftEdu's Joel Levin - better known as MinecraftTeacher - who gives us an in-depth look into exactly what MinecraftEdu is, some of the challenges they face and more!
Joel went on to say that MinecraftEdu is geared towards teachers who want to use Minecraft as a teaching aid in the classroom, with design features meant to facilitate ease of use and accessibility for everyone, regardless of technical background. With user-friendly interfaces and clearly explained features, MinecraftEdu sets itself up to be usable by a teacher the minute they pick it up!
Joel would like to thank Mojang and his partners at MinecraftEdu for the opportunity to help him bring this project to life, so that everyone may enjoy its benefits.
We here at Minecraft Forum would like to thank Joel himself for his dedication, vision and the opportunity to share all of it with us. We look forward to seeing MinecraftEdu take learning to a new level in the future! Feel free to take a look at MinecraftTeacher's blog right here!
Special Note - today is ez's birthday! Happy birthday!
With this week's Weekly Content Contest (WCC) already in full swing, we're gearing up for even more exciting WCCs in the future! We have gone through numerous suggestions from users, and compiled a list of many different contest themes. We would reveal them early, but for now, all we can say is that next week's medium is "player skins"!
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing MinecraftEdu's own Joel Levin, to get a more in-depth look into this amazing undertaking! Expect to see (and hear) the interview this week - we had a LOT to cover!
Today, we begin the second Weekly Content Contest! The theme is steampunk, and the medium is mods. To submit your entry, fill out the following in this thread:
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This contest will run until 11:59pm GMT -6 on Friday, November 11th - this is the cut-off date for submissions. Any entries received after this time and day are not valid. All entries must be works created within this time-frame. This way, we can be assured that every entrant has a fair chance! As long as your entry pertains to the steampunk genre, it qualifies as valid - we want to see what you can come up with. Good luck!
Congratulations to Mojang for hitting their 4 millionth sale of Minecraft! Great job, guys!
The first-ever Weekly Content Contest went very well, so we're announcing the coming weeks' theme and medium! The theme is steampunk, and the medium is mods! Any sort of steampunk-themed mod you can come up with is valid! Machinery, items, unique mechanics - whatever you like! Submission entries will open up tomorrow (Monday, November 7th), and we will provide a form to follow. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59pm GMT -6 on Wednesday, November 9th. Get your coding skills ready! Also, be sure to vote at the poll at the top of the page!
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This week's winner of the Content Contest is none other than andrejolicoeur, creator of the Joliween Pack! One of the first things I noticed was the new intro screen, complete with smooth customized menu buttons, and a unique autumn-esque background marquee. Upon entering the game, the environment immediately gave a sense of a cool fall day. Amber, wavy grass blocks, newly dormant trees and emerald waters dominated the landscape, with mud-soaked pigs and shaggy sheep prancing in the distance. One sheep in particular - caught in the image above - seemed to be standing on the water...was it a haunted sheep?
From the stone and ores all the way through the custom item sets, this pack flows very nicely into itself at every intersection. Block transition feels almost sculpted, with surprising attention to detail on little things, such as a gentle Gouraud shading on grass block edges, which help to provide depth and detail to every piece of landscape.
If you haven't checked out this pack yet, you definitely owe it to yourself to give it a try. After playing for awhile, you might almost forget that Halloween is already over! Give it a look here!
Teachers have long used a wide variety of tools to teach students, even games. Now, Minecraft joins the ranks of titles which are both fun and educational, and you can see it in action right now! MinecraftEdu is a collaborative team of educators and programmers who seek to bring Minecraft to the classroom in affordable ways, so it can be accessible to as many schools as possible. They offer onsite workshops and in-service training to help educators use this incredible game to its fullest potential in a learning environment. In the near future, they will also be offering custom game versions, easy-to-use servers for classroom-driven SMP, a library of worlds, levels and activities to assist in activities, and more!
While still in the private beta stage, this remarkable project sets itself up to take the learning world by storm, merging learning and gaming in amazing new ways. Keep an eye out for MinecraftEdu, coming out soon!