My nephews are visiting this week; they are nine and seven years old. And if there is one truth about these two, it's that they love Minecraft
. Oh, they're also creative and smart young kids, but Minecraft
is always a ready topic of conversation. Jeff, the younger one, loves to drill me on my knowledge. "Did you know..." is how it starts off, followed by some cool fact about the game. John, the older one, is calmer about the situation, and he has gained the ability, thanks to his elder status, to pull his gaze away from the game (I have it running on three different PCs and three iPads) in order to maintain an air of politeness. When I ask him something, he can give me an answer that has nothing to do with Minecraft
I thought this week would be a cool time to introduce Deepworld
to both of them. Deepworld
is a fantastic iOS-based Minecraft
ian MMO that is free-to-play with optional and fantastic cash-shop items. The last time I looked at it
, I bought an entire private server for only 10 bucks! I logged in this week for the first time in ages and found my server still sitting, waiting for my creations.
Then I showed it to my nephews.