Don’t be put off by the name, achievements are now in Minecraft but they are just as much a tutorial as they are achievements. When you first login to Minecraft now as a new player, you’re prompted to open your inventory. This unlocks the Taking Inventory achievement and starts you on a path of learning the basics of the game. They’re still pretty basic for the moment, you can check out the full list on the Minecraft Wiki, but I can see this developing into a nice way to introduce players to the game and provide some initial goals.

New Kind of Tutorial
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4 thoughts on “New Kind of Tutorial

  • April 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Tutorial cleverly disguised as Achievements? Sounds like a smart bit of metadesign there. 🙂

    • April 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Doh, now that you say that I do remember an XBLA game that did something similar.

      In my defense, the one thing I always remember the most about both Keflings games is how insidiously catchy the music is.

  • May 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Am I the only one who gets a kick out of the “Getting Wood” achievement?

    • May 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

      You are not, that’s why I used that screenshot. 🙂

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