So for those of you who haven’t yet been introduced to the world of Minecraft your missing out on a treat! I say that now but in reality you have two ways of seeing Minecraft. First way, As a game where you’re the boss and you creatively build what you want in the world around you surviving the nights of monsters that want to eat you! Or secondly as a relax tool. I tend to see Minecraft as partly both of these things but my main uses of the game tend to sway towards the second option, that of a relaxation tool.
The game runs on both PC and Apple Mac, but I believe they’ve release a mobile version now for Andriod and iOS users. That said there is talk of a possible Playstation and xBox360 version, but we shall have to wait and see for that. I also recommend anyone who loved lego as a child to try minecraft, because it reminds me of the times when I used to build cool stuff with lego, Oh those we’re the days!
For those who are still unsure of what Minecraft actually is about then see the below wikipedia ref.
Minecraft is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: Survival, which requires players to acquire resources themselves and maintain their health and hunger; and Creative, where the player has an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no concept of health or hunger. A third gameplay mode, named Hardcore, ratchets up the difficulty of surviving and forces the player to delete his or her world upon death. An outdated Classic version is also available for free, although it is no longer being developed. Creative Minecraft resembles Classic, but with many more features.
So I’ve been playing minecraft at least once or twice a week for a few hours at a time for the past year or so (Since around Beta 0.7, The current version is now Full release 1.1), and I must admit Im not bored of it in the slightest! I always find something good to make or an idea to build something cool.
Lately I’ve been building some good objects in the game either on my own or with a couple of friends (Multiplayer building is the best!), and so i’ve decided to create a few videos so others can see these. I’ve also made a few cool break throughs with the game play and so I’ve released a few video tutorials on my findings. If you’re interested on what I’ve built recently then check the embedded video’s below.
This weeks Creative Builds
I’m definately going to release more videos on the things I’ve created in minecraft, as I feel its an art form and agood way to express and possibly inspire others with things to create in the game.
Minecraft Pokemon Pokeball Monster Spawner
This weeks Tutorials
The below video is one that will help loads of you to create MASSIVE castles in the game with out much effort, So i hope to see some cool castles coming out of the wood work from you all rather soon!
Minecraft Fast Castle Building Tutorial
…and you know how we all need to eat in Minecraft, otherwise you die! Well this little creation is a good way to keep your food supplies up. That said its a bit hit and miss but if anyonecan tweak the way it works that would be really helpfull!
Minecraft Cooked Porkchop Machine
Your Comments and Idea’s
So i’ve done a few videos now and I have had a few comments back from these, and they’ve been really positive! What im looking for though is some idea’s from you guys on what I could possibly build next, So if you have one then you can post below in the comments section of this page or even by sending me a twitter mention – My twitter handle is @cun. I look forward to hearing some of your suggestions! Thanks!