Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119057673
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Computers

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!

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119050049
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Genre: Computers

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies takes an approach aimed to appeal to elementary-to-middle school aged students. The book teaches modding concepts by breaking down core concepts into easy to understand explanations and projects. The book also offers direction on next steps to kids that aspire to learn more about modding and coding. This book is full-color and in larger-trim with lay-flat binding to allow for easier access while kids work on projects. It also offers a design using larger print to lessen the factor of a child having to face a lot of intimidating reading to get to the hands-on parts. Mods that players will learn to code and implement include: Advancing levels Keeping score Powerups Respawning players Building portals Boat races Creating an archery range And more!

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119057659
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Computers

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!

Minecraft Modding with Forge

Author: Arun Gupta
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491918869
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Genre: Computers

Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods—small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed. You’ll not only build some amazing mods with the book’s easy-to-follow instructions, but you’ll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you’re at it! This book will help you: Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as Eclipse Start out by building and testing a simple chat message mod Build cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb walls Introduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and textures Work with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arrays Learn techniques for creating your own mods This guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world.

Modding Minecraft

Author: Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177272
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Computers

Modding allows Minecraft players to modify the game through code-giving them the ability to add a variety of gameplay changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft. In Modding Minecraft, your child will be introduced to three fun and easy-to-complete projects that teach them the coding skills to make the most of their love of Minecraft. (Booktopia).

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Camille McCue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118940341
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.

Minecraft For Dummies

Author: Jesse Stay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118968246
Release Date: 2014-12-29
Genre: Computers

Don't be a Minecraft tourist – get expert tips and advice in this full-color primer Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playing within the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from a team of Minecraft experts, you'll develop programming and engineering skills as you build amazing creations using in-game blocks and mechanical devices. Whether you prefer the PC, console, or portable platform, this helpful guide will walk you through the process of setting up and beginning gameplay, and engage with other users from all around the globe. With this trusty guidebook in hand, you'll navigate the infinite world of Minecraft with confidence, skills, and a storehouse of expert advice. Minecraft is the sandbox construction game that has become a mainstream phenomenon with over a hundred million players. A virtually infinite world and versatile style of play offer endless possibilities for both the hardcore gamer and the total noob, and Minecraft For Dummies shows you everything you need to know before you break your first block. Choose your platform, download the game, and play in all three modes Gather resources, place and break blocks, and use circuits and logic gates Defend your creations against spiders, skeletons, zombies, and the Creeper Travel across the biomes and defeat the enderdragon to win the game Whether you play to win or just like to explore, there is a style of Minecraft that will spark your imagination. Create or destroy, make war or peace, attack or defend – the game is whatever you want it to be. If you're ready to leave your mark on this digital universe, Minecraft For Dummies is the primer you need to get up to speed.

Video Game Programming for Kids

Author: Jonathan S. Harbour
Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade
ISBN: 9781305501836
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Computers

Annotation Do you like to play video games? Have you ever thought about making video games yourself? If so, this is the book for you! In this fun-to-use book, teacher and game developer Jonathan Harbour will teach you about game programming and show you how to create your own video games. Even if you've never programmed a computer before, by following the steps in this book, you will soon be making fun games for yourself and your friends to play. Each chapter will teach you a new skill and help you on your way to becoming a game progammer. The software used in this book is free and easy to use. Get VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS, SECOND EDITION today, and get started with your own game-programming fun!

Absolute Beginner s Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming

Author: Rogers Cadenhead
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780134277738
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Games & Activities

Minecraft® is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. The easiest, quickest, most entertaining introduction to creating Minecraft mods in Java – updated to use the Spigot server for running your own Minecraft server and creating Minecraft mods Ideal for Minecraft users, young and old, who are new to programming Clear and friendly style assumes no prior programming knowledge Popular author Rogers Cadenhead breaks down Minecraft mods programming concepts and terms into short, easily understandable lessons Fun examples provide a step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds Master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform Minecraft’s worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs…everything! (Plus, you’ll learn some basic Java programming skills you can use anywhere.) Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding Minecraft has never been this simple. This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java… simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools Master Java basics every Minecraft modder needs to know Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft Handle errors without crashing Minecraft Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another Dig holes and build structures Create projectile weapons and potion effects Learn Java programming while enhancing your favorite game Contents at a Glance Part I: Java from the Ground Up 1 Dig into Minecraft Programming with Java 2 Use NetBeans for Minecraft Programming 3 Create a Minecraft Mod 4 Start Writing Java Programs 5 Understand How Java Programs Work 6 Store and Change Information in a Mod 7 Use Strings to Communicate 8 Use Conditional Tests to Make Decisions 9 Repeat an Action with Loops 10 Store Information with Arrays Part II: The World of Java Objects 11 Create Your First Object 12 Describe What Your Object Is Like 13 Make the Most of Existing Objects 14 Store Objects in Data Structures 15 Handle Errors in a Mod 16 Create a Threaded Mod 17 Read and Write Files Part III: Create Killer Minecraft Mods 18 Spawn a Mob 19 Make One Mob Ride Another 20 Take a Census of Mobs and Villages 21 Transmute Materials in an Inventory 22 Dig a Giant Hole 23 Chop Down a Forest of Trees 24 Respond to Events in the Game 25 Display a Mob’s Health During Combat 26 Make a World Change over Time 27 Befriend the God of Lightning Appendix A Visit This Book’s Website

Getting Started with Coding

Author: Camille McCue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177203
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A cool coding book—just for kids! When your kid is ready to add coding to their creativity toolbox but you’re not ready to ship them off to coding camp, Getting Started with Coding is here to help them get started with the basics of coding. It walks young readers through fun projects that were tested in the classroom. Each project has an end-goal to instill confidence and a sense of achievement in young coders. Steering clear of jargon and confusing terminology, Getting Started with Coding is written in a language your child can understand. Plus, the full-color design is heavy on eye-catching graphics and the format is focused on the steps to completing a project, making it approachable for any youngster with an interest in exploring the wonderful world of coding. So why send your kid to a camp when they can become a coding champ—right in the comfort of your living room? Introduces the basics of coding to create a drawing tool Teaches how to create graphics and apply code to make them do things Shows how to make things that respond to motion and collision commands Introduces score-keeping and timing into coding If your child is a burgeoning techy with a desire to learn coding, Getting Started with Coding is the perfect place to start.

Making YouTube Videos

Author: Nick Willoughby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177241
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Computers

"A digital arts book for kids!"--Page 4 of cover.

Understanding Coding with Minecraft

Author: Patricia Green Harris
Publisher: PowerKids Press
ISBN: 1508144729
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduced in 2009, Minecraft has become an enormous success with gaming kids and adults. Users love exploring and building within Minecrafts mind-bogglingly large environments. This game allows users to practice STEM skills while having fun. One of its greatest strengths is its ability to teach coding principles with redstone blocks. These blocks can be used to make exciting machines and devices in Minecrafts virtual world. With this volume, readers will learn the logic and technology behind coding with Minecraft. Photographs, diagrams, sidebars, and a graphic organizer help reinforce basic coding concepts.

Scratch For Kids For Dummies

Author: Derek Breen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119014874
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scratch For Kids For Dummies shows you how to use Scratch to create interactive stories, games, and animations, which you can share online with the Scratch community! No programming or coding experience is needed to take full advantage of Scratch. Start by choosing from a library of characters, backgrounds and props, or draw your own options. Use pre-determined programming blocks to add animation and interactivity to your project. Don't want to create your own project? Open another user's project, modify it, and then publish it online with the click of a button. With Scratch For Kids For Dummies, youwill: Design and develop your own games Create amazing animations Learn programming Interact with the Scratch online community Become a Scratch superstar! Scratch will help you learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab and is used in more than 150 different countries. Best of all the software is completely free and runs right in your web browser. So what are you waiting for? Go to scratch.mit.edu and get scratching!

Learn to Program with Minecraft

Author: Craig Richardson
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277451
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Computers

You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: –Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world –Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! –Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch –Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere –Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks –Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move –Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Sams Teach Yourself Mod Development for Minecraft in 24 Hours

Author: Jimmy Koene
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780134389776
Release Date: 2015-10-31
Genre: Games & Activities

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Mod Development for Minecraft in 24 Hours will help you transform Minecraft into anything you can imagine–and share your vision with millions of players worldwide! You’ll learn all the mod development skills you need as you walk through a complete step-by-step project, complete with a mob, new tools, new armor, food, ores, and much more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for building any mod and creating any world! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Minecraft mod development tasks. Quizzes and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Minecraft is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. Learn how to... Set up the environment where you’ll write your mod for Minecraft 1.8 Create the basics for your mod with the Forge API Establish a framework that makes it easier to build complex mods Work with recipes and other small modifications Create multiple recipes, items, blocks, and entities at once Cook up food items that heal your players Make custom pickaxes, shovels, and completely original tools Use Tile Entities to create complex and unique mods Create interesting custom armor for players Generate entire worlds, including ores and plants Design and generate new structures with MCEdit Understand Entities and create Entity Models with Techne Code mobs with a custom Entity Model Manufacture Throwables Edit Minecraft functionality without breaking other mods Structure, package, and release your mod Master Java programming techniques you can use far beyond Minecraft On the Web: Register your book at informit.com/title/9780672337635 for access to all code examples and resources from this book, as well as updates and corrections as they become available.