Thanks for reading, everyone! Enjoy your hour of code!
If youd like to start a new survival game, but dont want to stress over building up your farms, fire up this world template. In Vaslen, youll find a green mesa and five cozy shacks. Just be careful, this map starts at night!
If you havent got Minecraft for PC / Mac yet:you can buy it here! Its fun and gets loads of massive, free updates like this one.
Pocket Edition is 5 years old! Have a trailer for 1.0!
Posted on Nov 11, 2016 by Owen Jones
There comes a time in every Minecraft editions life when they evolve from being a mere percentage into a fully fledged number. For Pocket Edition and Windows 10 that time is almost here. 1.0 – The Ender Update is coming!
Both the 2015 and 2016 tutorials are now available atso head over and give them a try. Oh, and if youre still not convinced, watch the chirpy video below.
Treasure hunters, rejoice! Update 1.11, aka the Exploration Update, has now made the treacherous journey from snapshot to full release. Our intrepid developers have scaled mighty crags of code, ventured into untamed pre-release territory and battled bugs to bring you wondrous gaming goodies!
We have another round of 1.11 compatibility updates for you! If you havent played these before, give them a try. This week, the following maps make their return to Realms:
Gather your friends and grab a potato! Hot Potato is the kind of sport where you dont 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!
Our next Realms content update, appropriately winter and/or holiday themed, is on December 16th! Make sure that you check in on that day for another blog post filled with all of the details.
Ah, Friday. For many, this signals the start of two free days to kick back and play their favorite games. To help you out with that, weve put some new maps on Minecraft Realms for PC, and have brought back some old favorites as well. Whether youd like to quietly admire new builds by yourself, or frenetically compete with a group of friends, weve got something for everyone!
Posted on Dec 2, 2016 by Marc Watson
Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Marsh Davies
As Aron says: It wasnt even supposed to have multiplayer at first, and the first internal version only had an ASCII renderer!
Makers Punch was a natural choice for inclusion on Realms. It was a fun and error-free minigame from the start, and it reminded us of the fan favorite, Knockback Madness, seasoned with design elements from MineMakers Teams Makers Spleef. 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.
Note: well still use this blog for any Mojang news thats not relevant to Minecraft. Theres not a lot of that about right now but thought it was worth mentioning.
Weve prepared a rather spectacular seasonal gift for Console Edition. As is traditional, youll have to wait until late December to open up the full package, but were 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.
Minecraft.net! Bookmark it! Make it your homepage!
Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Marsh Davies
Posted on Dec 1, 2016 by Marsh Davies
Last years hour of code has been played over 31 million times, making it the most popular on theplatform. Despite that, weve rebuilt the thing so its even better than last years.
Nothing of significance, basically. Thats why you should be delighted that weve 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 hours training, but this is a great place to start.
Its 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.
Posted on Nov 23, 2016 by Owen Jones
We didnt pick that number for the lols. Our next update is packed with features but most significant is probably The End and its iconic inhabitant – The Ender Dragon. Though you can carry on playing after defeating the misunderstood beast, for many, taking it down is the ultimate goal in Minecraft. Something to aim for and achieve after hours of play. A tangible end-game for Survival players.
Posted on Nov 14, 2016 by Marsh Davies
This blog is no longer the go-to place for official Minecraft news! From now on well be posting snapshots, updates, and lots, lots more onMinecraft.net.
Posted on Nov 18, 2016 by Marc Watson
If youre curious about how to get your own creations on Minecraft Realms, check out our updated guidelines over at/r/Realms.
Go googly-eyed! Cartoon textures on Pocket / Win 10!
What a long way weve 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.
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.
Why have we done this? Learn that and more onMinecraft.net!
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. Reshape villagers noses! Make sheep look startled!
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Thats all for now! See you next time!
Welcome back, Minecrafters, to another Friday of PC Realms maps! Based on last weeks numbers, loads of you went nuts forA Giant Quest! We had fun stomping around and staring down the dragon as well.
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. Dirt block towers, pigs with saddles, chests packed with mushroom stew – over time, these things have become almost normal.
We also have a special mention, for anyone that didnt catch theLight Your Way Home blog post. The map, aptly titled Light Your Way Home, is part of the 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.
What could you learn in one hour? A little maths? A smattering of English? Some science?