GIFT + Minecraft

In the multimedia e-book GIFT, the world of the book is enhanced with music, video, art, and spooky text events, all designed to immerse the reader in the story of four friends who must work together to untangle a ghostly mystery. Now there's another way to experience the story: through the magic of Minecraft. In this specially commissioned map, based on the world of the book and designed by the shadowy Minecraft map mastermind known only as Vechs, the player must conquer the environment and battle bad guys to locate and retrieve special blocks in order to win the game.

 

About the Map

The main objective of this map is to find special blocks in order to complete the Gift Monument. Throughout the map, which is based on the world of the book GIFT, there are 16 colors of wool blocks to find, plus three more blocks of iron, gold, and diamond. You must place each of the requested blocks in the appropriate slot on the Gift Monument.

Map Rules

  • Find and complete the Gift Monument.

  • Find wool in chests scattered around the map (do NOT use dyes or spider string to craft the wool blocks).

  • You may craft the Iron, Gold, and Diamond blocks.

  • Use at least Easy difficulty, and never Peaceful (unless you are 9).

  • Do not leave the boundaries of the map.

  • Survive any way you can. (Yes, you can mine, craft, and place blocks.)
     

  • Let's Play!

    Planning on making a "Let's Play" video of yourself or your friends playing through the GIFT map? Awesome! I have two small requests!

  • If you have read the book AND are making a "Let's Play" video of yourself playing the map, please try not to include any spoilers for those who haven't read the book yet!

  • When you upload your video, in the video description please include a link to openyourgift.com/minecraft.html and openyourgift.com

  • Once you've posted your Let's Play video of GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP, let me know and I'll link to it here!

    Downloading the Map & Skins

    GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP v. 1.2
    SUPER HARD VERSION! GIFTWARPED!

    Download the character skins HERE
     

    Installing the Map

    Once you've downloaded the map, you'll need to place it in your Minecraft "saves" folder.

  • Windows: Open the .zip file you just downloaded to get your GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP folder. Press Windows + R, type in %appdata% and find the Minecraft saves folder. Place the GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP folder in the saves folder. (If that doesn't make any sense, you can follow the directions in this charming video.)

  • Mac: Open the .zip file you just downloaded to get your GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP folder. In Finder, access "Library" then "Application Support" then "minecraft" then "saves." Place the GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP folder there. (If that doesn't make any sense, you can follow the directions in this charming video.)
     

  • Need a Minecraft account?

    Wait, you don't have a Minecraft account??? What are you waiting for! Get over to minecraft.net and sign up now!

    Featured LPs: Joe Hills and Paul Soares Jr.

            

    And here are some other LPs of GIFT: THE MINECRAFT MAP from the Minecraft community:
    PsycoticGameAholics | PsycoticGameAholics Multiplayer | TheVirgoddess | anistuffs | aginsun |
    TheNewbyGamers | GameCreeps | TheProtoBug2000 | xAlphaSonicx | JaymanDaBeast | CSPerspective
    Playing GIFTWARPED: PsycoticGameAholics | Zeinder | rsmalec

     

    About the People Behind the Map

    Vechs is the evil mastermind behind the Super Hostile series of Minecraft maps. His maps have been downloaded over a million times since April 2011. You can find him on YouTube and Twitter. Don't bother him about this map, though—he's already on to other evil things.

    Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is the multimedia young adult novel GIFT (available now for iPad, iPhone, and iPod from iTunes, and for other e-readers at Amazon, B&N, Google, Kobo, and Overdrive.) Follow Andi on Twitter, Google+, and GoodReads. You can bother her with questions about the map any time.

     

                    

    Copyright 2013 by Andrea J. Buchanan