Watch the Pocket Edition devs go on a spooky journey
Unless you’ve been hiding under a cobblestone block for the past few weeks, you’ll be aware that redstone is coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta in the near future.
Redstone is a bit like Minecraft’s version of electrical circuitry. Though you can already make amazing builds in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and for Windows 10, redstone will provide opportunity to create actual devices, like rollercoasters, automated doors, and mob grinders. Players of the Java version of Minecraft have been using redstone for a long time now, and they’ve made things that even the cleverest of clever brains at Mojang couldn’t have predicted.
To show off just a few of the things that are possible with redstone, Shoghi and Daniel have taken on a spooky map created by our friends in Redmond, and recorded the results for your viewing pleasure. Watch the video below. Please be nice in the comments.
Update: We’ve released a ‘b’ snapshot making End Crystals, End Rods and Tipped Arrows properly obtainable in Survival. In addition, it fixes numerous bugs and some crashes.
We’ve come a long way, but we’re finally approaching The End of the 1.9 snapshot series and are starting to work closer towards a full release.
We’ve now got almost all the features we wanted for 1.9 done and stable, with a few minor balancing and polishing tasks left to do. In the coming weeks we will focus more on performance, stability and bug fixing.
Rebalanced loot found in generated chests (dungeons, for example)
Added new mechanic for respawning the Ender Dragon
New item: End Crystal. Currently drops from Skeletal Horses.
Re-rebalanced the golden apples.
Made the “buff bar” at the top of the screen properly respect hidden & ambient effects.
Made the new saturation -> food mechanic only apply when you’re not hungry
Fixed many bugs.
Bones and bone meals are now 50% cooler. No particliar reason why, they just are.
It seems that lots of you are having a great time on Minecraft: Story Mode – a narrative-driven game developed by Telltale Games and set in the world of Minecraft. That makes us very happy!
Well, prepare yourselves for even more enjoyment because Episode 2 – Assembly Required is now available for download on all platforms. That was quick, eh? Watch the trailer up there for a taste of what’s to come.
For more on Minecraft: Story Mode, check out the official website. It’s packed with fun info and cool animations.
Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w43c, to fix some bugs & improve the loot tables format.
Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w43b, to fix some crashes and introduce a new feature: subtitles! You can enable them in the sound options. Huge thanks to Ian Hamilton & Game Accessibility Guidelines for design feedback on this feature.
It’s getting colder and colder here in Stockholm, so we’ve built ourselves a little igloo to hold off the incoming frost.
I’d tell you more, but my fingers are freezing off.
New structure in the world.
New “loot table” concept, allows you (or custom map creators) to change the loot inside randomly generated chests, or what mobs drop.
The good folks at 4J have created an entire mash-up pack dedicated to the eeriest time of the year. Not only does this Halloween pack include a whopping 43 skins, a creepy texture pack you can apply to your other Minecraft worlds, and ghostly music, it comes with an entire world that’s guaranteed to scare you senseless. Well, that’s not actually true, but it is kinda freaky. There’s even a rollercoaster that you and your friends can ride on as many times as you like for no additional charge. The ride doesn’t feature boring things like height restrictions or tickets, you’ll be happy to hear.
The Halloween Mashup pack is available on all console versions of Minecraft and costs $3.99. The skins on offer have something of an old-school Hhalloween vibe. Here are some examples: Grim Reaper, Bride of Frankenstein, Wicked Witch, Tree Face, Mad Doctor, Swamp Monster and, of course, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As with all our packs, you’ll be able to download a few of them for free.
The Halloween Mashup pack is available this Friday, October 23rd on all console versions of Minecraft and costs $3.99, or the equivalent price in your region.
Oh, and just in case any Pocket Edition or Windows 10 Beta players are reading this, don’t worry – you’re getting something equally special to celebrate Halloween. Check the Mojang blog this Friday for more info.
Have a great Halloween and a ghastly time on Minecraft, spooklets!