Video Games Programs for Libraries: Minecraft Challenges
Winner of the 2015 Minecraft Challenge
Minecraft Challenge 2015
Minecraft Challenge 2015
This year we will create a Superhero Hideout or Secret Volcano Lair! We have Minecraft for the PS4 and 3 controllers. Participants must create a tour video of their creation and upload it to YouTube.
Dianne - Warwick (borrowing kit)
Carolyn - Wallkill (using their PS4)
Anna - Washingtonville (borrowing kit)
Joanna - Monticello (borrowing kit)
I found this on a Minecraft forum and it cracked me up! Ideas for your Secret Volcano Lair
A war room with a big maps and a conference table area for my evil council of evilness
A big imposing throne room with lava walls
Evil luxury quarters for me to sleep in, evilly
A retractable dome with a big TNT-cannon super-weapon inside
Barracks for my minions and armies of darkishness
A seedy pub near the barracks to function as a break room
Squid-pool (because there are no frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads in Minecraft)
Mad science lab
Dungeons with torture chambers and booby traps and such (probably near the mad science lab, so as to make it more convenient to use prisoners in extremely unethical experiments)
Secret escape route
Security checkpoint near the entrance, to keep those pesky heroes out
Hanger for evil vehicles such as planes and tanks and such (not actual usable vehicles, obviously)
Missile silo (possibly in the volcano)
TV studio for broadcasting my threats to the UN, or every TV in the world, or whatever, complete with high tech broadcasting equipment
Kennel for the hounds, which I can release
Place to do evil culty rituals with my evil cult
Videos of Submissions 2014
Congrats to our winner in 2014 - Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, NY.
They built a copy of their library. See the winning entry below. Thanks to all for participating!
For more info: http://guides.rcls.org/gamekits
Please be flexible, the kit has to come back to RCLS and then sent back out to the next library. While I tried to give enough time in between libraries, there are all kinds of anomolies in the delivery (thanks to those guys btw).
You have up to 2 weeks to have the kids collaborate. Focus on the outside first and then the inside if you have time.
Make a movie tour of your creation and upload it to YouTube.
If using the kit, name the library the same as yours and save it to the hard drive.
Voters will be all participating librarians, Randy and I.
Winner should be announced in early September