Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Aaaah!!!

Enjoying a new game?
Yeah…so can you figure out what we were doing?

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Ok. Let me tell you.

On our weekend we went to visit my sister. We were looking at apps on my mom’s iPad and my nephew saw Minecraft pocket edition. So, we downloaded the lite version for him to try. Isabelle was enjoying it too, so we downloaded the lite version for us as well.

In Minecraft, if you don’t know, there are two different worlds, a survival world and a creative world. Isabelle’s been playing in the creative, building all sorts of things, statues and humongous buildings. She had so much fun we BOUGHT the full pocket edition. It worked on my iPhone as well so I could walk around with Isabelle in her Minecraft world as she was showing me what she’s made.

But then of course I wanted to try playing it. And I didn’t want to play in the creative world. I wanted to try the survival world. In the survival world you appear in the land with nothing and you have to build shelter before night falls because that is when ZOMBIES and MONSTERS come out. My inexperience, though, meant I didn’t know how to make anything. There are no directions in the game.

So, the drawing above is what happened. Me and the kids were huddled around the iPad screaming and playing. :) Yes. The pretend zombies scared us. And they are not even scary. I didn’t draw it like that but in the game everything is all blocky looking and the zombies are all blocky. We were totally immersed in it…obviously, what with the screaming in terror.

And now I really REALLY want the computer version of Minecraft. But Isabelle wants to play with me. And I can’t see paying $54 for the two of us to play when I spent $7 which enables me, Isabelle, and my nephew to play together.

So, anyone else play Minecraft?