This whole endeavor is quite amazing. Like many here I too have a son that is nuts over minecraft. He is always going on about getting this mod or that, and why is Mojang are so lame for putting mods on the PC but not on Xbox. I try to explain to him just what is involved in game development and porting from one platform to another, but you know kids today, just think it should be at the click of a button.
When I found out about the RPi and minecraft-pi I jumped on board. Figured it would give him an appreciation for what game development involves and just how much work it actually is, while at the same time exposing him to the rudiments of coding to set that ship sailing.
What I'm most curious about is how SPSN got started right at the beginning. How one builds a game from a blank slate. That would be a valuable lesson or tutorial. I read through most of this thread (skipped a few pages in the middle) but might have missed that along the way. Even so the resource that malakai has put together for editing and modifying Blocky once installed is brilliant. Thanks! I will have fun going through that with my son. Especially as using minecraft to teach Python has been an exercise in futility so far (see my other thread). I am going to change gears to use Blocky instead.