Minecraft For Dummies

Minecraft For Dummies

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By (author) Jacob Cordeiro

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 10mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118537149
  • ISBN 13: 9781118537145
  • Edition statement: Portable ed
  • Sales rank: 10,445

Product description

Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon. Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players Details techniques for travelling across the biomes Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more Helps you play in Hardcore mode Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!

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Author information

Jacob Cordeiro has been playing Minecraft since the Alpha pre-release. Jacob attends Stanford Online High School and won an award in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition for his game entry.

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Learn to: Use blocks to build anything you can imagineProtect what you've built from monstersSurvive, mine, and go on adventures in the Minecraft worldCustomize your experienceGet started in Minecraft or go deeper -- this book helps you do bothPlaying Minecraft is an intriguing, creative experience. If you've been curious and want to get started, this book shows you the ropes. And if you know the basics but long to become a mad scientist or venture into Hardcore mode, you'll find out how to do that too. Learn to play Minecraft and enjoy endless entertainment!Enter the game" -- purchase and download Minecraft and register your accountCreate your world -- build your Minecraft world and explore it in a single-player gameLearn to survive -- find out how to create a shelter, avoid hunger, start a farm, and begin miningRefine your skills -- study the different types of blocks and learn to engineer with redstone circuitsVisit the villages -- where you can trade, excavate valuable structures, and battle zombiesMove up to new gameplay options -- venture into Adventure and Hardcore play and manage the Minecraft filesystem"Open the book and find: How to survive your first night in MinecraftWhat to monitor as you playTips for building an effective houseNecessary mining toolsThe physics of the gameHow to start and join a LAN serverTen useful gameplay tips

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Entering Minecraft 5 Chapter 2: Planning for Your First Night 15 Chapter 3: Overcoming Long-Term Obstacles 31 Chapter 4: Discovering Blocks and Implementing Items 45 Chapter 5: Mastering Mines and Farms 59 Chapter 6: Surviving through Invention 71 Chapter 7: Understanding the Natural World 93 Chapter 8: Understanding the Man-Made World 103 Chapter 9: Playing with MultiPlayer and Cheats 115 Chapter 10: Customizing Your Experience 125 Chapter 11: Ten Helpful Survival Tips 135 Index 141