Since the very beginning, the #1 Hour of Code request we’ve heard is probably a tutorial featuring “Minecraft,” a game very special to girls and boys alike. We heard you! Today we present Minecraft Hour of Code, made in partnership with Microsoft and Mojang AB, ahead of the Hour of Code coming in just three weeks.
The tutorial introduces learners to basic coding and guides them to mine, craft and explore in a 2-D “Minecraft” world. Players are offered a set of 14 challenges, including free play time, to explore coding concepts they’ve learned through the tutorial.
Try the early preview of Minecraft Hour of Code
Microsoft continues to be Code.org’s most generous donor and one of the largest supporters of the worldwide movement to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science. I know this year’s “Minecraft” tutorial will empower millions of learners around the world to explore how a game they love actually works. It might just inspire them to impact the world by creating their own technology or apps, too.
In support of the global Hour of Code campaign, Microsoft will also lead thousands of Hour of Code events in more than 50 countries around the world. Events will take place at Microsoft stores, offices and innovation centers as well as facilities of Microsoft’s YouthSpark nonprofit partners and schools. They will be led by over 7,000 Microsoft Student Partners and employee volunteers. In addition, Microsoft is gifting Windows Store credit to every educator who organizes an Hour of Code event worldwide.