|Platform Win, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, 360, xbox one, PS3, PS4, PS Vita||Publisher Mojang||Developer Mojang||Release Date 2011-11-18|
By Russ Pitts on May 07, 2012 05.07.12
Block-shaped trees can be harvested for block-shaped wood, and then that wood can be used to craft a variety of block-shaped objects, like tools, torches and boats. Mine more materials to craft more things. Repeat.Simple. Now, Minecraft has made its way to the Xbox 360 courtesy of Mojang and port developer 4J Studios, and all of that simplicity - and its various complications - have come with it. But while Minecraft XBLA chips away at the time required to scour the depths of Mojang's debut, some of the mystery might have fallen away in the process. However you choose to spend your time in Minecraft is fine with Minecraft - It doesn't judge The core of Minecraft's gameplay has remained intact: you mine and then you craft. You begin empty-handed and literally construct...
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By Owen S. Good on Jul 21, 2014 07.21.14
Maxis appears ready to begin work on a new franchise, according to a job listing that cites LittleBigPlanet, Minecraft and Disney Infinity as models. It could figure to be big news as, since its acquisition by Electronic Arts more than 15 years ago, Maxis has begun only two new series: The Sims, the very profitable, long-running lifestyle series, and Spore, an ambitious but critically panned biology simulator that spawned few expansions and a partial sequel, 2011's Darkspore. The job listing is for a senior designer and says the person will work on "a new unannounced Maxis product." Maxis is looking for someone with experience in "deeply social multiplayer games, such as MMOs," and tips off that crafting and RPG leveling play a large role in this game. Oh, and this game will involve...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 20, 2014 07.20.14
The project to re-create Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, shot-for-shot, within Minecraft is nearing completion. Its creator says the flick will be ready in 2015, and released this teaser trailer to show his work. Grahame Skeavington, aka "Paradise Decay" on Youtube, says he has been working three years on this project, and that all of the structures and spacecraft were made in Minecraft. No mods. That's a lot of heavy breathing over the action, of course. Skeavington, who is creating this film as a tribute to his father, says that a DVD of "the original 1977 version of the film," synchronized to the Minecraft flick, will be needed for audio. This, presumably, is to avoid any ... copyright entanglements. Skeavington says the final version will be 100 percent free to view. "NO money...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 12, 2014 07.12.14
The Honest Game Trailers series has been skewering big names in gaming since March, including Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat. None is sacred and none is safe, certainly not Minecraft, the latest victim. As with the others, creator Smosh Games is careful to point out their Twitter mob has called for the latest game's head. To be fair, though, there is plenty to make fun of even in a popular game like Minecraft, from the dullness of mining obsidian blocks to showing dazzling creations the average gamer has no hope of building for himself. For more of the Honest Trailers series, this link has the entire run, spanning 13 episodes so far.
By Dave Tach on Jul 11, 2014 07.11.14
Halo fans attending San Diego Comic Con will get a first look at Halo Nightfall, the episodic series from producer Ridley Scott, according to an Xbox Wire post detailing Xbox's 2014 presence at the convention. Xbox-related panels will discuss Halo: The Master Chief Collection July 25 at 10:15 a.m., Sunset Overdrive July 24 at 5 p.m. and the upcoming documentary about Atari's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial landfill July 25 at 3:30 p.m. Microsoft will bring the following games to SDCC, split between its booth and an Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt: The Crew Dance Central Spotlight Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Disney Infinity 2.0 The Evil Within Evolve Fable Legends Fenix Rage Forza Motorsport 5 Forza Horizon 2 IDARB Killer Instinct Kinect Sports...
By Emily Gera on Jul 08, 2014 07.08.14
Sweden, home to game developers behind Minecraft and the Battlefield series among others, has been named Europe's premier game development hub, according to the latest results of the second annual European State of the Industry survey released from organizers of the GDC Europe today. The survey also shows that both Germany and the U.K. are expected to overtake Sweden as the region's top hub within the next five years. This is likely the result of government tax breaks in both countries, with 47 percent of respondents stating the U.K. offers the best tax breaks for local game development, with Finland, France, Germany and the Netherlands tied for a distant second with 9.5 percent of the votes each. The U.K. is still seen as inferior to Canada with regards to tax incentive programs,...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jul 07, 2014 07.07.14
Minecraft players hoping to add a sprinkle of strategy series Civilization to their experience can build up cities and more with an open-source, server-side mod called CivCraft. The mod, which had its 1.0 official release in May following a long beta period, is intended to create a new experience for Minecraft players. From a first-person perspective, players craft tiered items, sell and buy goods and earn money. "Combining creativity and a goal oriented experience will give players the drive to keep playing," the mod's site reads. "The hard earned resources you gather are now rewarded in a complex trade driven survival economy server. We want to take the creative spirit of Minecraft and give it a competitive feeling so that players can take greater pride in their accomplishments." W...
By Owen S. Good on Jul 06, 2014 07.06.14
Infinite worlds, new biomes including jungles, and new mobs will come to Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.9.0, an update that Mojang again promises is the version's biggest ever. The update will launch on Thursday; that video above is a flyby teaser of what the new worlds will contain. Other features in Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.9.0 include (according to Mojang): Infinite worlds. Caves. New blocks and items including Monster Eggs and huge mushroom blocks. Wolves. Tame a loyal companion. Loads of new flowers. New mobs, including endermen and Mooshrooms. New biomes from the PC version, including mesas, jungles, swamps and extreme hills. Abandoned mineshafts, villages, and many other cool places to explore. A brand-new "interaction" button. Never accidentally punch a sheep...
By Charlie Hall on Jul 04, 2014 07.04.14
Camp Combe is a facility that serves over 500 kids a day during the summer months with traditional activities such as swimming, archery, high ropes courses and nature walks. Just an hour outside New York, NY a group of third through fifth graders have begun the camp’s first ever MinecraftEdu session. "We have enormously long wait lists," says Camp Combe YMCA’s executive director Thad Gifford-Smith. "There’s probably 30 kids on the wait list per session." It’s a phenomenon that TeacherGaming, the makers of the educational version of Minecraft, say is spreading all throughout North America. TeacherGaming tells Polygon it is aware of at least 50 organizations around the country offering similar camps at over 100 facilities. Must Read ChicagoQuest: Teaching with games in...
By Charlie Hall on Jul 03, 2014 07.03.14
But as you clear the stacks on the third floor you can begin to hear signs of life. They get louder as you draw near. In a converted storage space, at the end of a bank of cubicles, a tiny room is exploding with voices. Inside a group of young women are learning to make their own games. Ranging in age from 10 to 15, they are here for the University’s third annual Girls Video Game Camp. And today, their last day, they have a very special guest Skyping in. "You don’t need permission to make games," Brenda Romero says from her home in California. It feels like a well practiced rant. Before she finishes it the famous designer, herself a 30-year games industry veteran and one of the designers of the Wizardy series, stops short. "I guess I don’t need to tell you this. You’re already...
By Brian Crecente on Jul 02, 2014 07.02.14
The latest pre-release, update test code for Minecraft, called snapshots, brings with it a few bug fixes, an improved debug world type and ... bunnies! Yes, bunnies have invaded the pre-release world of Minecraft. Or as my son put it, when I mentioned that a new snapshot was out: "Yeah, I kno ... oh, my god bunnies!" You can see a few of the bunnies in action in the video I captured above. Also note, when I spawned a bunny, he or she came complete with two baby bunnies. And the only thing cuter in this world than bunnies is baby bunnies. The rabbits come in eight different varieties, including a hostile rabbit and "toast" the rabbit. You can tame them with carrots and then breed them. When killed (who would do that?) a rabbit drops leather, rabbit meat and rabbit's feet which can be...