Western Dodge! Beware the angry cows!! (Tried and Tested #12)

Yee-ha! It’s time to try Western Dodge minigame in Minecraft Realms!

See how Melvis and Hopper fare against tornadoes, stampeding cows and runaway minecarts – there really are 101 ways to die in the west!

If you like the look of Western Dodge, you can find it in the minigame section on Minecraft Realms and try it for yourself – see if you can survive the ‘iron horses’!!

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Logic & Elves – Extra!

If you liked our video yesterday on Logic & Elves, or would like to know more about the creator of the game, then check out the links below for Dwittyy who built the game!

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Here’s the link to Dwittyy’s own YouTube channel, where you can find out more about the games he has designed and other gaming stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZN1_mXjB7TCjVJZe7HWaA

(Please note: this link is for external content and all detail have not been verified as kid-friendly, so please review and decide for yourself).

Logic and Elves!! (Tried and Tested #11) Minecraft Mini Game

Ho Ho Ho – Merry Christmas Everybody!

It’s nearly Christmas and Melvis and Hopper have got themselves temporary jobs in the present sorting office in Minecraft to help the elves get ready for the big day… OR… they are trying out another festive mini game in Realms – you decide ūüôā

If you like the look of Logic & Elves, you can find it in the minigame section on Minecraft Realms and try it for yourself – see if you can beat our (not so) super time of 21 minutes!

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Abominable Snowball Fights!! (Tried and Tested #10) Minecraft Mini Game

It’s cold outside, it’s nearly Christmas so, let’s see what Minecraft Minigames there are for the festive season…

Look, look, look – we found Snowbound!

Today‚Äôs video is the latest in our Tried and Tested series and we‚Äôre playing the Minecraft Minigame ‚ÄėSnowbound’ in Minecraft Realms – how can something with this much snow in it not be festive?

See what happens when battle commences between two very cute snowmen (aka Melvis and Hopper) and how much fun this minigame is!

If you want to try this for yourself you can get it automatically in the Minecraft Realms mini-game section, which is where we played it from.

Enjoy!

It’s TNT Run!! (Tried and Tested #8)

Today‚Äôs video is the latest in our Tried and Tested series and we‚Äôre playing the Minecraft Minigame ‚ÄėTNT Run!’

As simple as it sounds really – there’s TNT and you’ve got to run to avoid being taken out by it! You and your opponents run across the same floor, which is rigged with TNT beneath the normal looking blocks – once stepped on, the block disappears and if you’re still standing there you disappear too!! Think about it as explosive quick sand and you’ll soon get the idea – stay in the game the longest and you win.

If you want to try this for yourself you can find several similar games on popular Minecraft servers or get it automatically in the Minecraft Realms mini-game section, which is where we played it from. Enjoy!

Tried and Tested (#7) ‘The Present Factory’

Today’s video is the latest in our Tried and Tested series and we’re playing the Minecraft Minigame ‘The Present Factory’.

The goal in this game is to arrange blocks on a factory floor in such a way that you turn a series of inputs (stacks of presents) into a desired series of outputs at the other side of the room. For instance, you might have a system that only sends presents to the output if they are larger than the previous stack, or one that only sends the largest stack of presents. There are a whole range of custom ‘conveyor belt’ blocks in this minigame, which you use to move and sort the presents in various ways to solve the puzzle.

There are apparently 20 puzzles of more-or-less increasing difficulty, starting at the absolutely easy first puzzle and ending at the fiendishly difficult twentieth puzzle – we made it quickly through the first few as you’ll see and then had to work our brains REALLY hard to get through the next couple that we tried off camera! ūüôā You’ll need you brains in full gear for this one…

That said, if any of the puzzles prove too difficult for you, there is a built-in hint system which will provide you two hints per puzzle, as well as a free solution if one is required. There’s no shame in using a free solution (or so we told ourselves).

If you want to try this for yourself you can find more information on the map here, or find it automatically in the Minecraft Realms mini-game section, which is where we played it from. Enjoy!

Map Download: http://bit.ly/PresentFactoryForumPost
Map Creator: QwertyuiopThePie
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Temporarily9

 

Minecraft Servers – What are they?

Well, this is something I’ve had to find out about since our visit to Insomnia 57 last weekend. While we were at the show¬†HopperBoy had a lot of fun playing on various mini-games at the Hypixel stand – Sky Wars, Build Battle and Simon Says were among the favourites that we’ve seen various YouTubers play from iBallistic Squid to Dan TDM. So far, I’d not really paid enough attention as to how you actually got on to some of these mini-games, thinking it would be via mods (which we’ll cover another time) and would be rather tricky.

HypixelThe Hypixel stand had rows of computers set up in groups of 8 that put everyone into their own very special versions of the popular mini-games against the players sat around them. It was really well managed with co-ordinators filling the missing seats and games running all the time. Definitely recommend a visit, if you’re considering going to Insomnia 58 in the summer.

You can find out more about Hypixel on their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Hypixel

Anyway, as it turns out – it’s really very easy to join these server-based¬†mini-games from inside your existing Minecraft game, just¬†type in a¬†link and join up!¬†(I’m talking about PC/Mac version here – not sure that Xbox, Playstation or Minecraft PE have these options readily available yet). And, if your child has already spent some time playing Minecraft on their own¬†‚ÄĒ or with other family members in my case ‚ÄĒ chances are, they will soon be ready¬†to play with others online.

From what I’ve seen so far, a lot of the servers feature huge, pre-built worlds, that have everything from¬†amazing cities and buildings to¬†transport networks and, most importantly it seems, mini-games for your kid to explore and enjoy with other like-minded players.

The other thing that is good with server play is that a lot of¬†the servers¬†have plug-ins, which allow¬†for a whole range of extra Minecraft gameplay features, including money systems, jobs, role-playing elements and mini-challenges. To access these features, you don‚Äôt need to modify your Minecraft game at all (unlike¬†adding mods to your own Minecraft games, which have to be compatible with the version of the game you’re running, etc.) as they are all built in to the server and available as soon as you log in to the game.

Playing Minecraft on a public server can take the game to a whole new level for young players and will likely be their first foray into online gaming, which for parents is probably the biggest hurdle: how safe are these public servers?

We all worry about¬†bad language, bullying and online predators, and of course, no public server is 100% safe, however, there are a number of servers that we’ve now discovered that cater specifically for kids and families, with active moderators (Mods of a different type) who help players learn to play the games and ensure rules are followed, as well as in-built filters to monitor bad language, etc.

(If this is still a concern and you’d¬†rather set up a completely private server for your kid and their close friends, you check out the recently released¬†Minecraft Realms direct from Mojang, which allows you to easily host a private world).

See related posts on ‘Minecraft Servers’ here, for more information and how to use them.