Over the summer, my seven year old daughter spent a lot of time with a friend of mine, and her two teenage children while I was working. My friend also watched a few younger children. She loved when the younger kids were napping, because she got to go play Minecraft on the Xbox with the teenagers. When I picked her up, I heard stories almost every day about what she built and what they did while she was playing.
As a result, when I found out that they were coming out with Episode 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode, I was excited to get this for her for Christmas. You see, my daughter really likes Minecraft, and my husband enjoys role playing/story games, so I got this for his playstation 4 (you can also get it for Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, and coming soon to Wii U). I try each Christmas, to include at least one item that's for both of them to do together and I think this is that item this year. You can see in the trailer below, how it will be perfect for my father/daughter duo to play together.
This series starts in the world of Minecraft, while introducing you to new characters and themes, while also including things that you are familiar with and look forward to when playing Minecraft. You're building your empire, while navigating your way through, and deciding how your story plays out, based on the decisions you make in the game.
Think of it like a television show starring a character named Jesse. In this particular case, YOU are Jesse. You're the star of the show. You're also the director. The story is based on the decisions you make, you decide how it plays out and how it ends. After deciding Jesse's appearance (including Jesse's gender.), you are tasked with saving the world.
With the upcoming Christmas holiday coming up, this would make a great gift! It's versatile and available for almost any device that can be used for gaming. It's now available in stores, but you can also buy it here, as a digital download directly from Telltale for only $24.99. I am also really excited, because I have, in my possession, a pc code for a free download for one lucky The Mom Show reader! Make sure to share this post, to let everyone know that this weekend, I will be holding a giveaway for this special free game code!