YouTube user "Paradise Decay," Star Wars and Minecraft enthusiast, recreated the first five minutes of Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft.
The fan film's creator Grahame Skeavington wrote that it is a work in progress, no mods were used in the film's creation and that he used a modified version of Minecraft architect StickFro's Star Destroyer schematic.
The fan film was created in memory of Skeavington's father, who passed away recently. As he remembers in the end credits: "He took me to see Star Wars in 1977, we had pancakes, watched the film and he even bought me the ‘Millenium Falcon' model."
Paradise Decay has also recreated other Star Wars sequences in Minecraft, such as the Death Star Run and Battle for Hoth.
A recently released mod for Minecraft called the Minecrift Mod brought support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and a video posted this week by YouTube user Vaecon shows Mojang's blocky world building game displayed in stereoscopic 3D.
Check out the video above to see Vaecon walk through a build of the game using the Oculus Rift, which surprised him because of the sense of scale that the headset adds to the game.
"I don't know how to fully describe it, but I feel small walking through these caverns — these huge, huge caverns and looking around ... it just makes you feel so small," he said.
Minecrift Mod's most recent build was released May 6 and includes support for head tracking input. Modder StellaArtois plans to add control schemes and make the game's user interface...
The latest trailer for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft shows off the features players can expect in the game's ninth title update, which was expected to hit this March at its earliest.
Title Update 9 is a long-awaited patch that finally lets users access "The End," an area where the player can battle the EnderDragon and reams of Endermen. No official release date is set in stone; however, 4J Studios says it is on its way, as the studio is "almost there with bug fixing." The patch was initially slated for February 2013.
Title Update 9 will be free to download when it launches.
Minecraft's 1.5 Redstone Update has been published, and a recent video shared by developer Mojang on its official blog walks viewers through its many changes with a song.
Check out YouTube user YourMCAdmin's video above to learn about hoppers (which collect items and move then to containers), droppers (which are like dispensers, but always drop items), daylight detectors and more, all of which can be downloaded in the 1.5 update through Minecraft's multiplatform launchers.
If you're not coordinated enough to stay on a mechanical bull in a bar, you can now try doing it in Minecraft, courtesy of Minecraft tinkerer SethBling.
The in-game mechanical bull functions as you'd expect: You hop on, press a button to start its gyrations and attempt to prevent yourself from being thrown off. The "bull" itself consists of a cow with a boat on its back.
"The boat is riding the cow, but the cow is also riding ... villagers, actually," says SethBling. As the video illustrates, it took no small amount of work for SethBling to build the bucking bronco.
The bull sits in a pen atop a column of invisible villagers with the foundation of a slime. Pressing the button causes Spawner minecarts to begin spawning cows in the arena containing the slime. As more cows fill the...
I have a theory: Minecraft's incredible reach among gamers, especially young tween and teen gamers, can get them involved in nearly anything.
I'm going to use this new app from 57Digital to test this theory with my son this weekend. 57Digital's Minecraft Papercraft Studio allows you to print out and create your own Minecraft-themed paper figures.
The app lets you select from more than 300,000 "pixel-perfect" papercraft models or even create your own using built-in skins. Once you've created and previewed the model in 3D, you can print out the PDF and assemble it with some glue and a pair of scissors.
The app also supports importing skins from 57Digital's last app, Minecraft Skin Studio. Check out the short tutorial below if you're interested.
A recent update to Minecraft's PC version brought animated textures to Mojang's block-based world building sandbox and is available through an update posted on Mojang's blog by Jens Bergensten.
Released on Jan. 11, snapshot 13w02b, which is part of the developer's series of pre-release updates, includes bug fixes for 30 issues like crashes, malfunctioning textures and more, according to the developer's release notes. The animated texture addition allows players to assign animations to the game's textured components, which could be used to create anything from redstone trails to vast swaths of moving paths.
To get a sense of what's possible, you can check out a video experiment above from YouTube user Chandler Redding who used the update to build an amphitheater and add a singing...