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Do you have kids who like playing or watching Minecraft? Or... do you?


My youngest son has been making YT videos of some various bits of Minecraft he likes to talk about. I've recently been working with him on moving to using Peertube as a primary platform, so he opened his Peertube channel this weekend.

I'm hoping that he will be able to drum up some interest in order to try and have some fun all ages or kids stuff showing up in the video part of the fediverse!
How old is he? I haven't introduced my 6-year old son to Minecraft yet. Watching the first few minutes of the latest Peertube video I can see that I've missed a couple updates since I played myself about 10 years ago.
congratulations, you played yourself
Je ne comprends pas.
I wrote the awkward turn of phrase "since I played myself about 10 years ago" which is reminiscent of Khaled's "Congratulations, you played yourself" meme.
I am going to use the excuse that my synapses are on vacation due to our long weekend here. 😉
He's 11. I only ever barely touched on Minecraft in it's early days myself, and I see the same thing - much more developed beast than it was years ago.

When he wants me to play, I spend a lot of time asking "How do I get this thing I need?" "How do I make that thing?" heh
@Adam I played Minetest with my K2 some years ago - planed a castle on paper, to realize it in Minetest.
And this days I found an marvolus "Adventskalender" on Mintest-Server "Minetestbildungsnetzwerk...". Really great Buildings, and much more.
@Adam
Thanks for that, I'll mention it to him as well - I've tried a few times to get him interested in Minetest, but the "craft" has won out over time here.
@Adam I love Minecraft. I'm 40 in less than a month and love this game. I used to play a lot alone and with friends. Minecraft is a nice game for children. It's like Lego. You can build so many things ! You can even learn logic, basic electronic and such things ! A friend of mine who studies and teach gaming in general (from board games to video games) uses Minecraft as an example in his courses.
@Adam
Oh it's definitely quite a game + game system. I'm not much of a gamer and minecraft really hasn't ever been my style, but I've seen some of the things that can be done in it and it's pretty impressive. I wouldn't try to suggest the game is just for kids - but I know lots are in to it and I know one kid really well who loves it.

I'm apparently mostly geared toward games with 'rocket' in the title... years ago I played a fair bit of Rocket Arena in Unreal Tournament. Lately, the only game I've spent any real time in is Rocket League. Best description I've seen of it recently: "Soccer cars vroom"
Have you tried Kerbal Space Program? There are a lot of rockets in it. ?
@Hypolite Petovan @Adam But it's pretty hard for the kids 😀 I usually build the rockets and show them to my daughter 😀
I've only watched other people play, I probably wouldn't personally enjoy the try-and-fail approach of this game.
lol! I'm not sure it's quite my style of destruction, though. Looks like it could be pretty complex.
Thanks for sharing this, @Adam. My grandson is 10 and loves Minecraft. I'll get him to look at your son's channel for some interaction. What do you think of Roblox for this age? Or Among Us?
@Adam
Oh boy, I really do have to get after fixing up whatever I did to my Peertube instance - my son's channel is there, but most, if not all, of the videos just aren't playing at the moment (I had to do some odd storage shuffles a few weeks ago and I know I broke it as part of that, but once I noticed the issue I just haven't had time to fix it up yet) I'll hang on to this thread and let you know when things are playing there again.

I know my boys have had some fun with both Roblox and we played Among Us together several times, but they seem to have gone by the wayside fairly quickly. However, they both seem to be fairly good for that age group (I didn't see much in the way of shenanigans the few times I had my eyes on them, but do take that assessment with a grain of salt)
@Adam, I'll check back. Thanks!

I know there's a chat function on Roblox. The grandson usually doesn't want to hang with a group and talk. He likes being solitary, for the most part. I asked him to open up the chat (he wants me to watch him play - bonding 😀 so I could see what they talk about. It looks like they speak in code sometimes. From what I know, it's monitored.

So funny about your son making videos. My grandson always pretends we're making YT vids when we have adventures. He and I found about 8 four-leaf clovers and one five. He had to reenact the whole event on video. He has the dialogue, expressions, everything down pat. lol
@Adam