|Written by Ian Elliot
|Monday, 21 January 2013
If you don't know about Minecraft then you have missed out on a programming phenomenon. The game, if it is a game in the traditional sense, lets you build all types of things using textured cubes. It has a physics engine that enables you to build mechanical devices, electrical circuits and logic gates. The point is that this is a creative game that has all the elements to allow players to develop their engineering and logical skills. If only there was a programming language so that players could develop their software skills.
To prove how useful it is, the fort.js and castle.js scripts create some very big buildings that would be tedious to construct manually.
"Ultimately I think the ScriptCraft mod could be used to take building in Minecraft to a whole new level. With a full-blown language at the Player's disposal, it should be possible to create not just castles and forts but entire road networks and cities."
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 21 January 2013 )