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New on Realms: Burns and Barns

Four new maps for Java Edition, free to Realms subscribers!

Hello and welcome back to a new round of content on Java Realms! Every few weeks we bring you some of the finest in mapmaking, and this week is no exception with its innovative inventions. Board games, fighting games - we've got it all! We have mere moments to let you all we know about these creations, as we're halfway out the door, packing our bags, and rushing off to the annual Game Developers Conference. If you're there, look for a large Mojang group, including the whole Content Team.

Without further ado, let's dig into this week's maps!

Barnyard Brawl

by ChainsawNinja and FancySmash

With all of the deep, and sometimes hidden, features in Minecraft, the game can be manipulated into all sorts of other genres and input styles. Third-person car racing, top-down puzzle game, and in Barnyard Brawl, a fighting game! Here, your view is locked upon a single, rectangular play field, while you control a variety of Minecraft characters. Each of these characters have their own unique attacks, and you'll need to learn when and where to deploy them amidst the chaos. There is an AI mode for a single player to train with, but for maximum fun, invite three friends!

Sea of Cinders

by moldy

If anyone thought that the recent CTMs that we published weren’t hard enough, this one’s for you. CTM, which stands for Complete the Monument, is a genre that’s known to often contain punishingly-difficult challenges. As you fight through waves of enemies, you’ll need to collect wool and return those blocks to the monument. You’ll need to do this all while dodging fire, lava, explosions, lava-filled holes caused by those explosions, and diabolical traps that can trigger right when you think you’ve succeeded. Let this be a life lesson: never rest on your achievements because at any time sand could fall on you and release lava and then you will die. On second thought, maybe that isn’t an applicable life lesson.

Palette Pellets

by Team Trailblaze

This map is for hardcore players only! Do you like slamming a game piece down onto a board with a contemptuous cackle, enacting a fiendish plan to surround and convert your opponent’s pieces in order to overtake your opponent’s meager score? WE DO TOO! Choose from several different awesome colors like YELLOW and GREEN! This minigame will blow your mind with the smoothness and consistency of its mechanics. Also if you're a Reversi fan, this is basically Reversi in Minecraft.

Party Parade

by Chromatis, Cxve

Party Parade is a great game when you want a lot of varied gameplay over a long session. Over two dozen different minigames can be played via three playlists, or by creating your own custom party. When you select custom party, you can easily add or remove different games to the queue; these games are represented visually as blocks in a chest. In just a few moments, you could knock creepers into your friends, ascend to be the king of the hill, or jump around various platforms in the sky.

The More You Know

Our team recently published a nice, little one-pager here on Minecraft dot net so that we could tell you all about the Realms creator program. Should you wish to know more, mosey on over to the new page and read all about it.

To learn about loading this and other content into Java Realms for your PC, visit our help site. If you haven't yet tried Realms for yourself, you'll have a blue diamond on the Minecraft Realms button, located on the main screen of Minecraft: Java Edition. Click it, then follow the instructions to try Realms free for 30 days.

If you'd like to have your own Minecraft creations featured on Realms and on this blog, head over to the Realms subreddit and click "Submit a map". The Minecraft Content Team will let you know what we think, and if selected, we'll invite you to the Realms Mapmaker group and work with you to publish your map. If you have questions about this process, you can find me on Twitter.

Happy Minecrafting!

Marc Watson
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