Synopses & Reviews
Minecraftandmdash;a humble computer game about placing blocksandmdash;is a global phenomenon that has captured the imagination of more than 36 million players around the world. Often described as a digital version of LEGO, Minecraft offers an open-ended playing field where players design and build environments that others can explore. For many users, the gameandrsquo;s andldquo;creative modeandrdquo; is its most appealing feature: The game is helping to shape a generation of young architects, designers, and artists.
The most impressive and spectacular achievements in Minecraft design are its cities, which range in style from contemporary realism to fantasy, from historical to futuristic. The product of thousands of hours of work by devoted Minecraft players, these virtual places are the envy of millions who aspire to master the skills to create them. Block City presents a collection of amazing Minecraft cities created by masters, with step-by-step tutorials for readers to build structures and features themselves.
andldquo;Block City is well crafted, thoughtful, and valuable for both veterans of the game and those coming to it for the first time. While not explicitly written for kids, Block City represents an opportunity to bridge the gap between generations by starting conversations.andrdquo;
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It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft — Redstone. Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made. So power up and get switched on to Redstone — it's electrifying!
About the Author
Kirsten Kearney is a games journalist who has written widely on games and gaming over the past 10 years. She has served as the section editor for Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition, and she owns the games media website ready-up.net. An expert on Minecraft, she also runs a Minecrafter server for children.