Over the Christmas holidays, the Minecraft Aporkalypse gang from the MeFightClub community resurrected the Aporkalypse server (the talk of the Metafilter community back in 2011) and placed it online for a special winter reunion. The server is still up and has a crowd of the regulars online every evening. [more inside]
This set of scripts allows a Minecraft user on a server running Scriptcraft to easily create a variety of Ancient Greek-style buildings. Sample video.
MC-COAL is a different approach to hosting multiplayer Minecraft worlds. It's based on an open-source project to host, build, and maintain multi-player Minecraft worlds and communities. COAL is a web application that is written in python and runs on the Google Cloud Platform. [more inside]
Players gumptionthomas and your's truly set out to dig a 17,0000 (give or take) block tunnel for a rail spur in their Minecraft server world, Planet Gumption. As we dig we're discussing futurism, artificial intelligence, speculative fiction, the Singularity...
A few weeks ago my 8 year old daughter was set an assignment to bring an ancient Greek myth to life, and she decided to do the project in the game Minecaft. It ended up being something we worked on together most nights for a couple of weeks and we had a heap of fun. Now she needs something tangible to turn in, and some comments from other players would be ideal. So.. if you have the game installed and want to spend a few minutes enjoying our work please head over to http://labyrinth.tinla.com/ and follow the instructions. [more inside]
My digital short story Waking Up launched today on Amazon, and to accompany the 14K-word ebook is a hellaciously difficult Minecraft map (by evil mastermind Vechs, of course) based on the world of the story. [more inside]
Today marks the official publication of my new young adult novel GIFT, a multimedia ebook featuring original music, art -- and a playable Minecraft map of the world of the book. [more inside]
After Thanksgiving, my seven year old daughter asked me to find a Minecraft texture pack with a Christmas theme so she could explore her Minecraft world embelleshed with holiday touches. Well, I found one on the Minecraft forum, but the poster said it was created for an Advent Calendar he was building for inside the Minecraft universe, and to check back later for that. We'll my daughter and I waited patiently and when he finally posted it, we decided to record our adventures going through the advent making a little YouTube video for each of the days as we opened them. Little did we know some of the advent days would take longer than 15 minutes. So the link goes out to a YouTube channel where we've been posting these for the last nine days, but there are more than nine videos so far, primarily due to a little mis-adventure with some explosives. [more inside]
A Minecraft-themed parody of @horse_ebooks.
pigmap is a Minecraft map renderer that I wrote for MeFi's own Aporkalypse Now server. [more inside]