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Minecraft Minecraft is brilliant, and the Pi edition doubly so, its free and the API is absolutely genius, allowing you to alter the world in real-time. I have used the api to create a load of cools things, from a real-time clock to an operational cannon. Install Using the API API Tutorial - an in-depth view into Minecraft, the concepts, the API and how to program it, great for beginners API - The basics - an introduction into the Minecraft API, its functions and how to use it, great for those who already understand Minecraft & have some experience of programming Python API Reference - a detailed description and reference of the api python library - it documents all the functions available and gives example of how to use the library MinecraftStuff Extensions - I have started an extension library for the API to deliver simple functions, currently there is a drawing class for creating shapes and lines. Other resources If you looking for more learning resources on Minecraft: Pi edition, check out:

Gamer Limit Top 10: Cancelled Games | Gamer Limit Games get cancelled. Some are good, some are bad. Some are great, some are so great that the mere fact that they were cancelled leaves you crying yourself to sleep every night whimpering their name. This is the Gamer Limit Top 10 Cancelled Games. Bring tissues. 10. That’s right, not Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong. We never found out much about the game except for a few screenshots depicting different characters. 9. Dead Phoenix was originally announced as one of the “Capcom 5″; a set of five Capcom-developed games originally planned as GameCube exclusives. Very little is actually known about the game, as it was cancelled in early stages, but you appear to be a winged-man, flying through what appear to be open ended levels and fighting monsters. 8. In 1998 we were introduced to one of the coolest videogame characters of all time, Glover. Glover was received with mixed reviews, and no-one really knew what to think of it. 7. Shenmue is one of the most loved adventure series of all time.

Play Carcassonne Check your security settings Connection issues are typically caused by security settings on your network or computer. Check that your firewall or router has port 5222 open and allowing traffic. If you are on a school or office network, you may need to contact your network administrator to make the necessary changes. Is your version of Flash current? Some old versions of Flash don't work well with our new chat application. You can go to to get the newest version. Ad blockers and browser plug ins Ad blocker programs like AdBlock Plus, proxy software and a variety of other browser add-ons can prevent users from connecting to chat. Try again in a few minutes Sometimes the internet is just not happy. Did you lose an achievement? loading How to become an iPhone developer in eight easy steps | Technolo You've probably heard all about iShoot. Written by a programmer at Sun Microsystems in his spare time, this Worms-style artillery shooter blasted to the top of the App Store charts earlier this year and stayed there for weeks earning its creator enough money to pack in his day job and become a professional developer. You may also have seen the news this week about nine-year-old programming prodigy Lim Ding Wen who has developed his own simple painting app for the iPhone. Doodle Kids is doing reasonable business, attracting 4,000 downloads in less than a fortnight and gaining its author international news coverage. There's no question about it, iPhone has become the people's platform. Publishers? Or can they? I've spoken to iShoot coder Ethan Nicholas and two British studios involved in iPhone development - FluidPixel, responsible for fun Lemmings-style platformer, KamiCrazy and Connect2Media's Manchester team, currently finishing off the hugely promising, Go! 1. Go! 5. 6. 7. 8.

JJinuxLand: Drawing Sierpinski's Triangle in Minecraft Using Python In his keynote at PyCon, Eben Upton, the Executive Director of the Rasberry Pi Foundation, mentioned that not only has Minecraft been ported to the Rasberry Pi, but you can even control it with Python. Since four of my kids are avid Minecraft fans, I figured this might be a good time to teach them to program using Python. So I started yesterday with the goal of programming something cool for Minecraft and then showing it off at the San Francisco Python Meetup in the evening. The first problem that I faced was that I didn't have a Rasberry Pi. You can't hack Minecraft by just installing the Minecraft client. Between looking at the Minecraft Pi Protocol documentation and peeking at the mcpipy source code, it's pretty easy to figure out how to control Minecraft from Python. Here's the psuedocode for drawing Sierpinski's triangle: Here's the actual source code: #! The Gory Details If you're interested, here are all the gory details. I got all of this running on OS X 10.7.

Philip Oliver of Blitz Games Interview // PC /// Eurogamer - Gam By Gestalt Published Friday, 11 August 2000 Blitz Games (neé Interactive Studios) carved something of a niche for themselves during the 1990s, pumping out a whole string of games based on established licenses, ranging from Chicken Run to Action Man, and Frogger to Wargames. We spoke to the company's co-founder Philip Oliver to find out more about his long history in the gaming industry, Blitz Games, and their latest project - "Titan AE". Now In Colour! Grand Prix 2 - one of the Oliver twins' many hits from the 1980s The Oliver family first entered the digital age back in the early 1980s - the start of the microcomputer revolution, and the golden age of garage game development. "Andrew and I first got interested when out older brother Martin bought a ZX81. The year was 1982 - gamers were mostly computer enthusiasts, and games were still simple enough for many of them to be distributed as long print-outs of code, which you then had to type in for yourself before you could play them! Saturday

fogleman/Minecraft PR Passion – Why Startups Should Never Outsource Public Relation You have been planning to ask your long-time girlfriend to marry you for months and the big day has finally arrived. In order to reduce your risk of failure, you ask your roommate, who has proposed to several women previously, to pop the question on your behalf. Sound crazy? This is the approach many startups take when they communicate their story to the market. Keep the Passion In-House As noted in Beware The Consultant, you cannot effectively outsource positions that require passion. PR is sales. Share and Enjoy John Greathouse is a Partner at Rincon Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early stage, web-based businesses. John is a CPA and holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Note: All of my advice in this blog is that of a layman.

Python Programming with Minecraft Pi: Early Draft | arghbox When I first heard that Minecraft would be released for the Raspberry Pi I punched the air. The nice people at Mojang had just given me the perfect platform to teach students programming: a creative platform. One where students are encouraged to explore ideas in a familiar environment, while seeing the tangible results of their efforts. Minecraft Pi uses an application programmer interface (API for short) that allows programmers to interact with a Minecraft game world. That is why I have developed a book of resources to teach Python programming with Minecraft Pi. The Book The book consists of a series of exercises and documentation developed to test a student’s understanding of Python and also develop their problem solving skills. Codecademy is my favorite resource for learning to program. The book is free to use and is open source. Right now the book is incomplete, especially in the later chapters. Any constructive feedback is very appreciated. Download Other Minecraft Pi Resources

Blitz doubts self-publishing dream // News Andrew Oliver, chief technical officer of UK developer Blitz, has poured cold water on the idea that independent developers can enjoy a bigger profit by self-publishing games on services such as the PlayStation Network, Wii Ware or Xbox Live Arcade. Although Oliver would not not clarify whether he was talking about one service in particular, he suggested that format holders may not be so keen to entice independent studios to their services. "There's some funny politics around all of that, to do with digital downloads," he said, speaking exclusively to "They're not so inviting as they make out to be." Blitz is currently working with Namco Bandai on Invincible Tiger, a 3D title for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. When asked whether he thought format holders want too much money from developers looking to self-publish, he replied "Yes.

Adventure Game Studio | Forums | GNU/Linux Ports With the last linux port being in 2007, and the linux port being officially discontinued in december 2008, you probably thought it dead. Well, it ain't, since I took it over a little while ago. The new website I took off where Shawn stopped: AGS 2.72 - and took it a little further... AGS Linux Engine 2.72 - "The undead Pinguin rises" edition Just when you thought the damned pinguin was finally dead, he's back for more. AGS 2.72 Release Candidate 2AGS 2.72 Release Candidate 3, with static Allegro & Dumb libraries. All special paths point to /home/$username$/.ags/$gamename$ so your save games will end up there instead of where the executable is. AGS Linux Engine 3.1.2 SP1 - "The undead Pinguin eats your brain" edition AGS 3.1.2 beta 3 * The engine should work for both the 32-bit version of Ubuntu as well as the 64-bit version* Always start the game from a terminal! Grab the 2.72 video test game to see it working yourself. Running AGS games with WINE Install WINE. Segmentation Faults