If you have plans to attend Minecon this year, tickets will be going on sale, starting tomorrow (March 27th)! The tickets will be sold on two separate days (the 27th and 28th), with 5,000 tickets per day:
Batch 1sold out in approximately 3 minutes!
Batch 2 will go on sale at 12pm GMT on Saturday 28th March
Up to 6 tickets can be purchased when availability opens - be sure to have the names of everyone you are buying a ticket for, so they can get in!
Tickets are £129 GBP ($191.62 USD, €174.94 EUR), and can only be bought at this link. Remember, the name on any ticket bought only allows that person entry, and tickets cannot be resold! Hotel reservations will become available once the tickets are purchased, and are reserved for Minecon attendees. Rest assured, if you get a ticket, a hotel will be available as well!
Installing mods has always been tricky in Minecraft. I've been doing it for years, and it still trips me up sometimes - missing or messing up even one tiny step can keep the mod from working, ruin old saves, or worse. Fortunately, we have been working on something to help out with exactly that!
Currently in beta testing, Curse Voice is adding a ton of functionality for mods, including mod and modpack installation at the press of a button. Mods are easy to search for with a wide variety of search parameters and filters, and search results include detailed info about the mod or pack you find, even what versions it runs on. Once you find one (or more) you like, installation is just a click away, and you're ready to play!
Pacman is one of those timeless games that needs no explanation, and MrSquishyYT has - as we have come to expect from clever Minecrafters - created the entire game inside Minecraft! It comes with the following:
Full ghost AI identical to the real Pacman game
All original sound effects
Smooth movements for all ghosts and Pacman
Directional updates for all ghosts and Pacman
Live score and high score updates
Edible fruit (2 per round)
Functional side tunnels
As for how it plays, you can see for yourself in the video! Want to check it out, set a high score, and laugh at anyone who can't best you? Check out the thread, right here!
While a bit older (in Minecraft years), this gallery of WesterosCraft builds are still impressive today. Seriously, if you have a few minutes, go check out that gallery, it's incredible! Snowy cliffs, soaring statues, massive-scale cities with incredible attention to detail, it's all there. If you haven't ever seen it before, it's worth seeing them all! If you have seen them before, it's hard not to admire them one more time!
Ever heard of Arkanoid? It's a pretty old game, but the idea has lived on in various games over the years: control a paddle, move it back and forth, knock a ball into blocks at the top of the screen, classic arcade fare. Is it any surprise to see this classic game make its way into Minecraft? Of course not! Farenheit has done a wonderful job of whipping up this game in a Minecraft-playable format. What does this game contain, besides the obvious block-breaking?
7 unique power ups
10 brick types
2 game modes
Score and lives system
Cheats (you cheater!)
1300+ command blocks
Ready to give this game a spin? Check it out right here!
Need a new adventure map fix? Can't get enough custom mapped-goodness? Consider giving Planetary Confinement, made by samasaurus6, a try! This map takes you far into the future, having crash-landed your ship on a hostile planet, and very little hope of survival. Can you make it through alive? This map has loads of features:
- 2,000 x 2,000 area map with custom terrain ready to be explored. Loads of secrets to find! - Unique Hydration and Temperature system which depends on many things such as exposure to sunlight - Random Events system! - Grappling Hook! - Tougher mobs with new mechanics, such as spiders trapping players in webs! - Over 23 different quests! - Over 40 custom crafting recipes with an online and in-game crafting guide! (See Crafting section) - Turrets, Sieves, Deconstructors and loads more functioning blocks! - Redstone Rifle! (Model created by WeeHeeHee. Downloads in credits)
This map is packed to the gills with features, and needs no extra downloads - just grab it, and play! You can check out the map by clicking here. Enjoy!
Ready for some new info on Minecon? Good! Strap in, here we go:
HOW IT WILL WORK
– Tickets will be £129 each – Tickets will only be sold at minecon.mojang.com, and they will be sold through Eventbrite – 5,000 tickets will go on sale at 6pm GMT (that’s London time) on Friday, March 27, 2015 – 5,000 additional tickets will go on sale at 12pm noon GMT on Saturday, March 28, 2015 – You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets on one order – You will need the name of EACH person you are buying a ticket for at the time you purchase tickets, you’ll need to enter these details to complete your order. – Tickets cannot be resold and are non-transferrable, the person whose name is on the ticket at the time of purchase is the person who will be admitted to MINECON – When you book your ticket you will also be able to book a hotel afterwards, we have hotel rooms blocked off and you will get our discounted rates – Any child aged 3 and under will be admitted for free. Children aged 14 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and both the child and adult need to purchase a ticket. Young people 15 years and over are allowed to attend the event alone as long as they have a ticket.
Q. What will there be to do/see/enjoy at MINECON? A. We will have tons of panels, lots of exhibitors showing off cool things they are doing with Minecraft, and a bunch of interactive attractions during the event. Saturday night there will also be a party for everyone who attends MINECON. For some ideas of what happens at MINECON see the YouTube videos from our last one.
Q. Will there be a costume contest this year? A. Absolutely! We love having people show off their creativity when it comes to their Minecraft costumes. There will be prizes and accolades for the best of the best. from the last MINECON costume contest!
Q. Can I sell my ticket to someone else if I can’t attend? A. Nope! You can request a refund and those tickets we will resell at a later date! This will keep it as fair as possible.
Q. How can I volunteer to be a MINECON Agent? A. Each year our MINECON Agents help make MINECON possible, it’s a huge event and couldn’t happen without them! If you want to volunteer, head over and fill out this form. If you’re chosen you will not need to purchase a MINECON ticket!
Q. Can I buy a MINECON ticket just to get the fancy cape? A. We want all tickets to go to people who will come and enjoy the event, so only people who come to MINECON will get their cape. When you arrive, we scan your ticket, and only scanned tickets will get a cape.
Q. I’m taking my daughter/son/nephew/neighbor to MINECON but I’m an adult and don’t play Minecraft, do I need a ticket for myself as well? A. Yes you do! We have players of all ages and we have events and things to do for everyone (even a bunch of cool panels for parents of Minecrafters) so all attendees will need to purchase a ticket.
Q. I have an awesome idea for a panel! A. Well that’s not a question, but soon you’ll be able to submit panel ideas, and maybe yours will be chosen!
Q. What if I miss out on tickets or can’t make it all the way to London? A. Worry not! We will have an amazing live stream that will run during the entire convention. We’ll be streaming the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the coolest panels! Information on the live stream will be announced before the event. Afterwards, all the panels will be uploaded to our YouTube channel, as well as some videos we make capturing some of the fun of the event.
Comissioned by Artichoke and The Space in collaboration with CultureTECH, Templecraft is an innovative digital arts project inspired by a monumental real-world construction. Using Minecraft, artist Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks will build a digital reconstruction of David Best’s Temple, replicating its startling architecture and intricate internal spaces. Mapped onto a representation of the city of Derry~Londonderry, this extraordinary digital artwork will create the impression of a 'Temple' high on a hill, towering over the city below. Minecraft players will then be invited to explore the structure online, and leave their own messages, mementos or objects inside its walls, before it too is ceremonially ‘burned’ online on Saturday 21st March. Nothing will be left behind.
Interested in checking out this project, and leaving a message of your own? Take a look at the Templecraft site, to find out more!
There has been a lot of speculation about why Microsoft wanted to pick up Minecraft, and some of the motivation behind it is slowly becoming known! Rather than making massive changes to the game itself, Phil Spencer said that they would like to use the game to unify their various Windows platforms, for Windows 10. Ideally, this would allow things like starting a game on one device, then picking it up and continuing on another, to name an example.
[This is why] Minecraft made sense – it’s a viral thing across so many screens, and it’s a conduit for us to learn about what does it mean when people touch your service across all these different screens and what do they expect. It’s something that’s come together over the last year.
The original vision around Xbox was to deliver a great gaming console that would also be useful for TV and other forms of entertainment, which could lift it to a huge install base and success.
It’s not something we’re forcing, that a game has to support all the platforms, but more developers than not when we talk to them about the opportunity see it. Why wouldn’t they want someone playing their game whether they’re at home or at work, on their laptop on their television. I want that television experience to be unique and special, and you can do that with the Xbox One, but I also want them to be able to play it wherever they are.
It seems the power of Minecraft knows no bounds! Could you imagine playing Minecraft at home, then going on a road trip, picking up the same game on a portable device?