Minecraft Modding 3: Program Your Own Mods (Age 12-14)

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Language: English

Minecraft, a video game about building blocks, one of the best selling video games of all time, the ultimate pillar to showcase your creativity. Minecraft provides you with a 3D canvas to create anything you have the resources for, but by tapping into the code, we will have the power to create anything we can imagine. Introducing the Minecraft modding class, allowing students to have full control over their 3D game world.


By teaching students the programming and technical concepts behind video game modding, this course will empower them with the ability to modify video games. Students will be using LearnToMod - an online platform for modding Minecraft using Blockly - a blocks-based programming language. They will be able to programme and manipulate the functions of different objects in Minecraft, and that is just the tip of the iceberg of what they could achieve. Students will be granted access to this platform during the course period.

Through modding, each student will have completely unique worlds, they will be able to share them online, and impress others with items that the original game doesn’t have. Students will be able to explore their unique worlds filled with their original mods, share it with their friends, creating a fun while educational experience.

 

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to do the following:

Theoretical / Conceptual:

  • Summarize the concept of video game modding
  • Learn programming basics by modding Minecraft

Technical or Software skills:

  • Manipulate and design objects with an online modding platform
  • Modding their private Minecraft server on the online platform
  • Understand the various components of Minecraft
  • Learn various basic computer science concepts with block-based programming practices

Tangible and/or Portfolio Outcomes

  • A collection of mods they programmed
  • Showcase a Minecraft world with customized mods
  • Access to resources to learn more about modding and programming
  • Hands-on experience with computer science concepts
     

DIFFICULTY

Advanced

PREREQUISITE

Must have played Minecraft for 2 hours or more :D

WHAT TO BRING

Program to install:

  • Google Chrome or Firefox - compulsory
  • Minecraft - compulsory

Things to bring to class:

  • Laptop (Mac or Windows; Windows needs to be Windows 7 or newer) - optional
  • Gmail account - compulsory
  • Minecraft License (you can buy here - https://minecraft.net/en/) - compulsory
     

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