January 2012

Mary and Dad's Minecraft Adventures Episode 7

Submitted by minecraftmike on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 20:01

Mary and Dad of Mary and Dad's Minecraft Adventures continue their search of the massive, underground complex near their home. (Includes short film #5, ****in' with Bigfoot.)


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Minecraft creator designs Minicraft 'sequel' in 48 hours

Submitted by minecraftmike on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 09:16

Neat Minecraft article posted on the BBC news about Markus Persson creating a new "Minecraft" video game in 48hrs.  Here is the article:

The creator of the hit video game Minecraft has worked against the clock to create a browser-based follow-up.

Markus "Notch" Persson coded Minicraft in 48 hours as part of a competition.

Entrants to the Ludum Dare contest were given two days to create a title from scratch based on the theme "Alone".

The video games industry has been closely watching Mr Persson for a hint of his next move after he announced he was stepping down as Minecraft's lead developer earlier this month.

Mr Persson said at the time that he would still be involved in the game - but planned to devote most of his time to a "new project".

Minicraft is a top-down action title in which the gamer roams a randomly-generated environment, building structures, exploring dungeons, harvesting materials and fighting enemies.

But while many of the elements may sound familiar to players of its predecessor, the Java-based game has much more basic graphics and controls.

The goal is more obvious too: "Kill the Air Wizard to win the game!" read the instructions.

"I feel sooo exhausted now," Mr Persson tweeted after completing his efforts.

He will find out in three weeks' time if he has beaten 890 other designers to the top prize.

Indie hit

Minicraft's forerunner Minecraft has been a hit with both gamers and the critics.

Mary and Dad Minecraft 6

Submitted by minecraftmike on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 09:06

Welcome to Mary and Dads Minecraft Adventures Episode 6.  Mary and Dad descend into the depths.
What will they discover? Can they survive the dangers that await them?

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Mary and Dad Survive Minecraft 5

Submitted by minecraftmike on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 08:28

Mary and Dad's Minecraft Adventures: Teach a Mac to Fish

In the last episode, Minecraft's Mary and Dad didn't quite find the epic minecraft cave experience they were looking for. Do they strike out again or hit paydirt? Also, Mac gives fishing a try.


MinecraftBuildingBlocks.com has thoroughly enjoyed the Mary and Dad's Minecraft Video Series.  We decided that a page dedicated to their series would be fun to put together with all the minecraft videos in one place so they would be easy to view without having to move between Youtube pages.

We hope you enjoy this webpage and can learn how to play Minecraft.

Mary and Dad's Minecraft Adventures Episode 1:  SOS!

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Mary and Dad Survive Minecraft 4

Submitted by minecraftmike on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:38

Chuch Forest and the Weapons Factory

With basic shelter and supplies secured, Mary and Dad strike out into the unknown. Also, Dad recalls life before they were stranded.

The Minecraft Video series: Mary and Dad try to survive on a seemingly deserted island after they wash up on a nearby reef.

Could anyone else have survived?

Where will they go? What will they do? And how did they wind up here in the first place?

Watch and find out!



Minecraft makes TheFlickCast.com Best Video Games of 2011

Submitted by minecraftmike on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 07:43

Just read this article on TheFlickcast.com regarding their best Video Games of 2011.  Some of the usual suspects are on the list like Call of Duty and Portal, but Minecraft made the list.  It's pretty hard to believe how far the Minecraft Video game has come in a couple years.  The article was written by John Carle and posted on December 27, 2011.

2011 was one heck of a year for gaming. Once again, the Call of Duty franchise set records for the largest entertainment launch in history. A game that was only in Beta was able to sell millions of copies and spawn an ungodly large community to the point they had a convention before the game was officially released. There were tons of critical darlings encouraging developers to rethink how they create games.

Take a look this week at the awards The Flickcast (along with The Bitcast team) are proud to present for gaming in 2011

Think Outside the Box Game: Portal 2