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  • iD Tech's Game Development Insights From E3 2017

    Every year I look forward to E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. It’s a ton of fun watching the pre-show press conferences to see what cool video games are coming out; seeing interviews with developers and designers is inspiring, and then actually getting my hands on those games at the Expo in LA is immensely [...]

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  • Setting up Your own Minecraft Server

    How to Set Up Your Minecraft Server Minecraft has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Kids and adults everywhere are mining, crafting, and Minecrafting together in multiplayer worlds; players build social skills, improve their problem-solving abilities, and exercise their creativity when building together online. There are so many educational benefits of Minecraft it’s astounding. On [...]

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  • If Your Kids Love Minecraft, Check Out Dragon Quest Builders

    Rarely, a game comes along that revolutionizes design and inspires a new generation of play. Donkey Kong evolves into Super Mario Bros. Bejeweled inspires Candy Crush Saga. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest revolutions in games in the last decade has been Minecraft. Minecraft ushered in a creative renaissance in gaming, allowing players to build and [...]

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  • If Your Kids Like Minecraft, They'll Love Magica Voxel and Captain Trtl

    Minecraft has swept the globe: Players are smitten with its clean and simple block design, depth of play, and near-limitless building possibilities. By placing cubes one piece at at time, players can create buildings, museums, pirate ships, street lamps, national landmarks, or even a lifelike rendering of iD Tech Camps. Another program that emphasizes simple [...]

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  • How Minecraft Doesn't Block Girls Out

    Minecraft is unique in a great number of ways—and you’ve probably already heard about all the reasons why your child playing it can be very educational. However, one of the qualities you might not know about Minecraft that makes it unique in the gaming realm is it’s a rather genderless space. As one of the [...]

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  • The Educational Benefits of Minecraft

    It’s no secret that Minecraft is wildly popular, and has been for some time. Since its creation in 2009, Minecraft has captured the minds and imaginations of more kids than we can count (and even some adults!) Merchandise, a movie, school educators, and our very own summer camps have caught the Minecraft fire, and the [...]

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