Minecraft Modding for Kids for Dummies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-07-13
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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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 lifetime access to LearnToMod software with 3 months free access to a private Minecraft server
  • 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!

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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 SingleĀ]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

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