We are excited, nay we are freaking THRILLED to announce that bitCraft, a littleBits mod for Minecraft is available to download - right now.
Where to get it:
What can you do with it?
The bitCraft mod allows you to connect your littleBits with Minecraft using the CloudBit and redstone. This means you can press a button in the real world with littleBits and have it activate a redstone lamp in Minecraft. Or have a Minecraft pressure plate active a littleBits buzzer. (I know, I know, I started jumping around the room too when I first started working on this project
What do you need to play?
Right now, you need Minecraft, a CloudBit, and some extra bits.
What can I expect from it?
Bitsters, we made this in house as a side project because we love Minecraft and we love littleBits and we wanted to see what would happen when you put the two together. We put it into the world at an early stage intentionally. We want to hear your feedback so we can iterate and develop this mod into something wondrous and inspiring, a completely new experience for building physically and digitally. That's our hope at least ^^
That being said, we know it's not perfect We want to hear about any bugs you encounter, any ways you would improve the experience, and what you could make if you only had....[insert request here]. Use the forums to start a conversation and help each other! We will be introducing more resources over the next week - for now it's in the wild.
Our goal in rolling it out this way is two fold:
- We yall and think we have the best community ever. You inspire us. We think you will have much better ideas than we will of how to use this. A bajillion heads (ok, maybe not that many, but still a lot) are better than two
- We want deeper ways to get you designing with us. We think this is a great way to start.
To the future - and beyond!
There is a lot more on the horizon (like opening the mod up for you hack), but for right now we want to get your thoughts and projects. Right now, we have only announced this in the forums and the main page will go live next week. We would love to have some crazy rad community projects to show the world when we do.
So, if you have a CloudBit and Minecraft, make a project. It can be super simple or crazy intricate - we just want to see it Then post it to the Project page and have it featured on the BitCraft page when it launches.
Be on the lookout for chicken canon projects. They’re a community team favorite.
P.S. We do have a launcher on the way, so the initial onboarding experience will get easier soon.