Last weekend (4-5 july) we attended Minecon in London with a 10 computer booth running Cobalt. It was an amazing weekend which superseded our expectations in all ways imaginable. Here is just a small sample of what was going on:
Being handed your Mojang badge is like being handed the holy grail. With great power....
Booth looks bloody stellar. Jeb approves I think...
How do you install a game on a hard drive with 1 gb free space on it...
No worries. Multiplay changed out the computers and now we are rolling!
Crowd did all count down from 10 in unison.
Booth filled up quickly and now the focus was on making sure everybody had the best time that we could give them.
No crashes so far!
I present to you: Aconitin! One of our amazing volunteer agents and a force of nature within the Cobalt community.
People of all ages were playing. The most fun was to walk up to a parent who wasn't playing and just hand them a controller. No excuses! Everyone plays!
I present to you: Isogash! Another of our amazing volunteer agents. A pillar of our Cobalt community
I present to you: Janeator! The last of our amazing volunteer agents, without which Cobalt would have about 99% less maps!
The duel between jeb and tommo drew a crowd. Jeb won this one.
Panel was very interesting! I mean, we went from facts about development, to smashing people on stage to finally thewreck getting owned by burntcustard!
We had a special tournament where you could challenge one of the agents, AKA "the pros", no mercy. If you won you got the game for free!
Aconitin, one of our pro players, is setting up for a challenge. He was throughout minecon, undefeated.
Parents were not left out of the fun.
Discussing those pro-tactics™
We did not have to tell people to check out the tutorial. The booth pretty much ran itself for most of the time!
Minecon was a blast!
Everyone @ the booth had a ton of fun, and I think the challenges were a great idea (since there wasn’t a “world championship” tournament this year).
For those interested ones: The challenge maps that were played were: Nightfall (coming soon in v125!), Mycelia Mesa (”Speed challenge”), Hotfoot desert (”Phaser challenge”) and Hotshot (”Recoil challenge”).