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Adventures in Minecraft
     

Adventures in Minecraft

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by David Whale, Martin O'Hanlon
 

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Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming.

Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will

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Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming.

Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programming skills while having 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 you learn from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything you can imagine.

To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies you 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118946916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/24/2014
Series:
Adventures In ... Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
369,376
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Martin O'Hanlon (Birmingham, UK) describes himself as a professional geek and amateur snowboarder. Martin blogs about Minecraft and Raspberry Pi at http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/.

David Whale (Essex, UK) runs the Saturday Club, where kids learn Minecraft and the Raspberry Pi, among other things. David was the Tech Editor on Adventures in Raspberry Pi.

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Adventures in Minecraft 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We got back to minecraftia and buried jeb. I decided to build a floating castle. It had giant guard towers and a nether portal network to get there. One night i was using the zombies as target practice and i got hit from behind by a silvery spirit. As i fell, i heard laughter. Multifaces laughter. He had come back for revenge. I landed in a crouch. A moan came from behind. I turned and stabbed the zombie in the head. A hiss came from behind and i felt a hard punch. I turned and stabbed at the ghost of multiface but it dissapeared. A punch from the right. Left. Behind. My face. I was slowly reduced to half a heart. Then the zombies came. The dead death wrifer waved my death paper in front of my face. I cut it in half. He dissapeared. A zombie walked up to me. It punched my in the face. Its iron gloved hand tearing my life away from my body, as death slipped into my soul, i heard multiface laughing. Then, blackness covered me as i died. Part one on result one. Bye!
kbsriram More than 1 year ago
A great book to introduce young kids to controlling MInecraft programatically. The book is oriented towards the MInecraft Pi edition, but you can also connect it to the regular (PC) minecraft edition without pulling out too much hair. The programs in each chapter gradually builds up programming concepts while remaining fun. Nice book to work through together with your 10-12 year old who's nuts about Minecraft, and perhaps awaken a joy of programming in them.
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He's the best! You, sir, are awesome. Did you see the rocket ship video? It really looked like he was going into space! ~Lemony Snick
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be a programmer when i grow up this is going to be exicting
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