This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on we’minecraft ender toys be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more on Minecraft.
Learn that and more on Minecraft. Note: we’ll still use this blog for any Mojang news that’s not relevant to Minecraft. There’s not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning. For many, this signals the start of two free days to kick back and play their favorite games. To help you out with that, we’ve put some new maps on Minecraft Realms for PC, and have brought back some old favorites as well. Whether you’d like to quietly admire new builds by yourself, or frenetically compete with a group of friends, we’ve got something for everyone! Gather your friends and grab a potato!
Hot Potato is the kind of sport where you don’t want to be left holding the ball. Keep your eyes peeled for any agitators rushing you with a spud, and if you get hit, mash your mouse until you pass it off to someone else. These are exploding tubers, so toss them before they detonate! If you’d like to start a new survival game, but don’t want to stress over building up your farms, fire up this world template. In Vaslen, you’ll find a green mesa and five cozy shacks. Just be careful, this map starts at night!
Zombies gather to attack, beginning their approach to your fort. The narrow canyon walls make it difficult for the creatures to move in groups, and from your perch in the guard tower, you line up the perfect shot. With a quiver of arrows and a bit of luck, the sun will be up before the monsters reach you. Other additions We have another round of 1. If you haven’t played these before, give them a try. We also have a special mention, for anyone that didn’t catch the Light Your Way Home blog post. MinecraftIRL campaign, designed to blur the lines between the real world and the crafted world.
You can grab this map on Realms, under the adventure map category. Make sure that you check in on that day for another blog post filled with all of the details. Pocket Edition is 5 years old! What a long way we’ve come! At its inception, Pocket Edition was little more than an experiment by mega-brained Mojang coder, Aron Nieminen. It was pretty bare bones — just the most minimal Minecrafty features in mobile form, hammered together in a mere three months. It wasn’t even supposed to have multiplayer at first, and the first internal version only had an ASCII renderer!
It’s since grown into one of our most popular versions of Minecraft, with over 40 million players, who are now able to enjoy the rich features of redstone, join each other on Realms, and across platforms, race each other on pigback, wail on witches and — with the upcoming Ender Update — battle the ultimate boss: The Ender Dragon. Minecraft can be a funny old game. Over the years, crafters have uncovered a wealth of secrets, and developed a bunch of unique ways to play. Turn your world into a toon with the latest texture pack to arrive on Pocket and Windows 10 Edition! Give your pigs a higher derp factor — and resolution to boot.
We’ve prepared a rather spectacular seasonal gift for Console Edition. As is traditional, you’ll have to wait until late December to open up the full package, but we’re happy to give you a teeny preview today — the digital equivalent of letting you sneak downstairs and give your gift-wrapped goodies a little inquisitive shake. Welcome back, Minecrafters, to another Friday of PC Realms maps! Based on last week’s numbers, loads of you went nuts for A Giant Quest! We had fun stomping around and staring down the dragon as well.
Let’s get into this week’s maps! Makers Punch was a natural choice for inclusion on Realms. The goal of knocking your enemies flying off the platform is simple, but learning the jumps and items will give you an advantage as you and your friends play this game over and over. Try our Hour of Code 2016 Edition! What could you learn in one hour? That’s why you should be delighted that we’ve created a second Hour of Code tutorial, designed to teach you the basics of coding in a mere 60 minutes. We introduce concepts of game design and computer science in easy-to-understand steps before giving insight into mob behavior and more.
Of course, to be a master coder like Jens takes more than an hour’s training, but this is a great place to start. Last year’s hour of code has been played over 31 million times, making it the most popular on the Code. Despite that, we’ve rebuilt the thing so it’s even better than last year’s. Both the 2015 and 2016 tutorials are now available at code. Oh, and if you’re still not convinced, watch the chirpy video below.