Minecraft came into H’s life a couple of years ago and he’s been really into it ever since. He loves playing it and he loves watching other people playing it on YouTube. Stampy and Squid (YouTubers) have become part of our life and I know their voices oh so well. One of the frustrations for him with the game though is that his best ever world is on Daddy’s tablet. H isn’t very often allowed to play on Daddy’s tablet, so that’s a bit annoying for him.
H was very excited to get the chance to try out a Gameband Minecraft, because it lets him backup his Minecraft game and take it with them. This means he can plug the Gameband into the USB port of any compatible computer and he can play his saved game. The computer doesn’t even need to have Minecraft installed onto it as the game launches from the wristband itself. Minecraft worlds can be taken anywhere. This is great if you want to take your world on holiday with you or even just round to friend’s house.
The picture above shows how the Gameband arrives in smart, red box with instructions on how to set it up. There’s a demo version of Minecraft too, but you need to the purchase of a licence to run the full game. To be honest though, if you are buying this you will already have the game.
Because your game is saved both locally onto the band itself and also onto remote, secure cloud based servers, you have a pretty effective backup for your Minecraft world. Even if your Gameband gets lost, you can still access your data by ordering a new one, this makes your game very safe against loss.
The Gameband also contains a collection of pre-made games, arenas and worlds, allowing players to experience a wide range of Minecraft action including Dragonz, Sethbling and Hypixel. By using this players can investigate some inspirational landscapes and buildings. H loved the look of the Gameband and enjoys wearing it, so it’s comfortable too (he’s wearing the small size designed for kids – there’s an adult size too). The Gameband comes with an LED display which shows the time, messages and even pixelated images. You can choose between the settings that are pre-loaded, or you can customise it and create your own animations using the app Pixel Furnace.