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A Beginner's Guide to Minecraft includes everything you need to get started and enjoy the game. It is a basic walkthrough (35 pages long) that goes through blocks, crafting, animals, building your first shelter, creating a mine, enemies, and surviving your first day. It is packed with pictures and screenshots and charts.

Table of Contents (each section is very detailed):

Introduction
Blocks and Crafting
Animals
Beginner’s Guide to Crafting
Building Your First Settlement and Mine
Enemies
Putting It All Together: Surviving Your First Day
Epilogue

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ISBN: 9781301507450
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Minecraft: A Beginner’s Guide

Harbor City Apps

Minecraft: A Beginner’s Guide

By Harbor City Apps

Copyright 2012 Harbor City Apps

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Blocks and Crafting

Animals

Beginner’s Guide to Crafting

Building Your First Settlement and Mine

Enemies

Putting It All Together: Surviving Your First Day

Epilogue

Introduction

Welcome to the beginners guide to Minecraft. This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to the basic components of Minecraft. However, before we dive in, we have one very important question to answer, what is Minecraft? Minecraft is a downloadable game for both PC and console. It was designed by Markus ‘Notch’ Persson and Jens ‘Jeb’ Bergensten. Minecraft was published by Mojang Studios, and the Xbox-360 version was co-developed by 4J studios.

The basic premise of Minecraft is extremely simple. Players are placed into a randomly generated open world, constructed entirely of cubic elements. These elements, or blocks, are remarkably similar to 2x2 Lego blocks. Players are able to break these cubic elements and collect them. They are then able to place the element wherever they wish in the game world. By collecting multiple blocks players are able to construct structures such as houses, and reshape the game world to their own liking.

A simple dirt cubic element, or block, from the world of Minecraft.

As the name of the game suggests, there are two core components to Minecraft. One major feature of Minecraft is mining. Players are able to dig into the surface of the game world, down into the depths below. This practice has since come to be known by many as spelunking. In the depths of the caves players can find all sorts of valuable elements such as coal,