While I’m still struggling to understand the game, my kiddos are Minecraft freaks! They would spend hours getting their Mindcraft on, if I’d only remove time restrictions from their gaming! They are junkies.
Now with Adventures in Minecraft they are learning how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience as they explore the magical world of Minecraft programming. This book is written especially for 11-15 year olds and teaches new programming skills while they have fun with Minecraft!
Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O’Hanlon walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to:
- Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi
- Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, and make a 3D duplicating machine
- Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, and a treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges
- Build custom game control panels using simple electronic circuits
- Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres and pyramids
- Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, and program an alien invasion
- Plan and write a complete interactive arena game
Using the programming skills learned from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything that can be imagined.
To make the journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies readers with a video for each adventure in the book, downloadable code files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonus adventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraft accomplishments.
By day, David Whale and Martin O’Hanlon are software engineers who design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft and develop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraft world. They both work regularly with young people in schools, computing clubs and at community events, giving talks about Minecraft programming and running programming workshops.