CREATE ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE!
Minecraft is a creative sandbox game that sparks imagination and fosters creativity and problem solving skills. The game has seen many iterations over the years and can be accessed via Windows 10 PCs, Android devices, iOS phones and tablets, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and virtual reality platforms.
Minecraft was originally developed and launched by Mojang Studios in 2009 and fast become one of the world’s most popular online games. In recent years, Mojang has collaborated with Microsoft to establish Minecraft Education Edition allowing educators and students to leverage exciting modifications for the classroom to promote collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills. The most popular version of Minecraft for the general consumer today is Minecraft Bedrock Edition. In this blog we will outline the features and provide guidance for how you can support the young gamers in your world play Minecraft Bedrock Edition safely.
GETTING STARTED WITH MINECRAFT BEDROCK EDITION
Option 1: Create New World (Solo)
When creating a New World, scroll to Edit Settings and click Multiplayer. Ensure Multiplayer Game is switched to Off.
Option 2: Create a New World (Local Area Networks)
To play with a friend or sibling whilst via LAN (home Wi-Fi network), Create a New World, scroll to Edit Settings, select Multiplayer On and choose LAN Players On. Ensure that Multiplayer mode is set to ‘Invite Only’. One player must start game play and invite a friend to join. Note: The friend will need to be added to the friends list. You can search for friends using their Gamertag (Minecraft ID) – see ‘Friend Mode’ below for further instructions.
FRIENDS (PRIVATE – WITH OTHERS)
Learn more about Realms here.