First "How We Make Minecraft" episode is a humorous look at creating mobs for Minecraft

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Minecraft How We Make Minecraft Mobbo (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

What you need to know

  • Mojang Studios is creating a new series for YouTube called "How We Make Minecraft."
  • It's a funny introspective into creating and designing the various parts that make up the world's most popular game.
  • The first episode goes over how mobs are designed for the game, and what factors developers have to take into consideration.
  • To this effect, the episode uses a made-up mob called "Mobbo" that wreaks havoc throughout the episode.

Minecraft is undeniably popular, and is easy for any newcomer to get into, but there's a ton that goes into creating such a large and longlasting game. "How We Make Minecraft" is a YouTube series designed to teach anyone how the game is made, and all the many pieces that all need to fit together seamlessly. The first episode, "Add a New Mob," goes over one of the largest parts of Minecraft: the mobs. From the smallest turtle to the largest ghast, there are lots of mobs in Minecraft, and they all need to serve their purpose in the greater ecosystem.

The first episode is wonderfully narrated, and is genuinely quite comedic and fun to watch. If you're interested in Minecraft, or the process behind making it, the show is definitely worth a watch. The first episode uses Mobbo, a make-believe mob that spits lava when it likes someone, has the voice of a kazoo, and has the ability to replace blocks in a build with...screaming faces. Yeah, there's still work that needs to be done for this mob.

Watch the episode, then let us know what you think. Did Mojang Studios strike a good balance between informative and humorous? Sound off in the comments below!

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.