Train2Game News MineCon 2015 Record Winners

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority in record-breaking achievement presented MineCon with the Guinness World Records title Largest convention for a single video-game at MineCon 2015 and eight new titles were achieved at the  GWR Live! stand.

The first batch of tickets to MineCon 2015, were sold out within 12 minutes and the full allocation of 10,000 soon afterwards in March this year. The first MineCon in 2011 was attended by just 200 people and just like the game; its success has been meteoric with tickets now earning diamond ore status!

Guinness World Records brought the GWR Live! experience to MineCon 2015 where gamers could take part in the hourly live official record attempts. Over 1000 young gamers visited the stand and eight new Guinness World Records titles were achieved in physical attempts and on Minecraft pocket edition.

13 year old Jake Edwards achieved The most sand castles built in 3 minutes on minecraft pocket edition, creating 14 sandcastles and 12 year old Omar Siraj managed The most cobblestone collected in 3 minutes on minecraft pocket edition, collecting 137 cobblestonesl

Brothers Adrian and Darren Mo walked away with the Guinness World Record title for ‘Most soft toys caught blindfolded in 30 seconds (team of 2)’, managing to catch an impressive 11 Minecraft toys.

No one was able to break the record  for the  fastest time to stack 20 large LEGO bricks but there were some very close misses and the enthusiasm and dedication from the gamers  and excitement on taking part in actual live record attempts more than made up for it!

Lydia Winters, Brand Director at Mojang was excited to receive the Guinness World Records title and accepted the official certificate at the exciting opening ceremony.

Stephen Daultrey Editor of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition said ‘For a multi-genre games convention to attract 10,000 fans is a big enough feat in itself. But for a convention dedicated to a single video-game to get that number is nothing short of astonishing. This record is testament to the incredible fandom around Minecraft and the game’s ability to unlock the imaginations of millions of gamers around the world.’

A must-have for all gamers the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Gamer’s Edition 2016 is available on 10 September 2015, £9.99 RRP.

Train2Game news: Your Minecraft creation could feature in the official Minecon trailer

Train2Game students who’ve made custom Minecraft skins could see them feature in an official trailer at Minecon, the Minecraft convention taking place in Las Vegas next month.

Indie sensation Minecraft is popular on the Train2Game forum, so there’ll no doubt be some Train2Game students who want to get involved in the contest.

To celebrate Minecon, Minecraft trailer producers, The Hat Films, are giving fans the opportunity to see their custom skins feature in the official trailer.

“We will randomly be selecting subscribers from our Youtube channel and messaging the winners for their Minecraft user names, so that we may tear the skin from your virtual blocky bodies and thrust them upon NPCs in game.” said a Walrus representing The Hat Films in their video announcement, which Train2Game students can see below.

Train2Game students could therefore potentially see their custom Minecraft skin seen at the convention which will coincide with the ‘full’ release of Mojang’s title.

Despite still being in beta, Minecraft has been purchased over three million times. For more information on the full release of Minecraft, see this post on the Train2Game blog.

The popularity of Minecraft saw developers Mojang walk away with the ‘Downloadable Game of the Year’ at the Golden Joysticks.  The success of Minecraft provides inspiration for many Train2Game students.

So Train2Game, have you produced Minecraft skins? Will you enter the contest?

Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: PC Gamer]