Author(s): Stephen Foster
Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range and much more faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! * The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play * Includes a free trial of the LearnToMod software to use alongside the book * Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting * Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!
The perfect gift for anyone obsessed with game (Erisea, November 2015)
Sarah Guthals, Ph.D. is the CTO of ThoughtSTEM and has dedicated her life to coding education. Stephen Foster, Ph.D. is the CEO of ThoughtSTEM, a company that teaches computer science to kids across America. Lindsey Handley, Ph.D. is the COO of ThoughtSTEM and has hundreds of hours of experience as a classroom instructor for Minecraft based science and computer science classes.
Introduction 1 Part 1: Making Your First Minecraft Mod 7 Project 1: Getting Started on Modding Minecraft 9 Project 2: Earning Modding Badges 37 Project 3: Building and Protecting Structures 62 Part 2: Making Your First Minecraft Minigame 109 Project 4: Making a Single ]Player Game in Minecraft: Spleef 111 Project 5: Making a Multilevel Minecraft Minigame: Monster Arena 142 Project 6: Minecraft Modding with Friends: The Multiplayer Version of Spleef 168 Part 3: Designing and Building a Multiplayer Minigame 189 Project 7: Modding with Projectiles 191 Project 8: Making a Multiplayer Minigame: Capture the Flag 226 Project 9: Iterating on Gameplay Using an Existing Game: Capture the Flag 261 Part 4: Building Your Own Minecraft Minigame 279 Project 10: Building Your Own Game 281 Index 290