The Spawn Chunks is a podcast all about Minecraft. We dig into Minecraft related news and development snapshots, explore game content and the Minecraft community, and craft our personal thoughts and experiences about the game we love.
Joel and Jonny discuss character creation in Bedrock Beta and breakdown the biome update vote set to happen during Minecon Live, September 28. Plus, first impressions on the badlands biome details in the bonus Render Distance.
Community panels have been announced for Minecon Live later this month. Jonny and Joel discuss Minecraft communities, mini games and pushing Minecraft to the creative limit. Plus, who doesn’t like a good boat burning?
Joel and Jonny take a look at the not-new, new features in the latest Java Edition snapshot, discuss achievements in Bedrock Edition, music to accompany accomplishment, and their redstone comfort zone.
Joel and Jonny are buzzing about the new bees in the latest Minecraft snapshot, a swarm of news happening around Minecraft: Dungeons at Gamescom, and speculation on how Mojang will pollinate the next update.
The Spawn Chunks celebrates one year orbiting the square Minecraft sun with a listener Chunk Mail deep dive, Joel shares a hiking fuelled desire for more nature blocks, and Pixlriffs brings cake that is not a lie.
Joel and Jonny look forward to Minecon Live in September which is likely the next reveal for updates to Minecraft, Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons. Plus, Chunk Mail about gateway portals and a discussion about the (not always) dreaded Minecraft grind.
Jonny and Joel unpack feature changes, bug fixes and performance improvements in the full release of Minecraft 1.14.4, and follow along with some prominent YouTube creators who were given early beta access to Minecraft Earth.
Joel and Jonny welcome TheHotDish to the podcast for a round table discussion on managing multiplayer servers and keeping Minecraft fresh, and up to date. The latest look at Minecraft Earth and latest snapshot are also on the table.
While Jonny and Joel patiently wait for the 1.14.3 update - Spoiler! It drops during the show. - they have been spending a lot of time in The End and share some thoughts after their prolonged exposure to the void. Plus, listener Chunk Mail.
Jonny and Joel welcome special guest Adam Clarke to the show to talk about his creative and educational projects in the Minecraft space. Minecraft Earth debuted gameplay at WWDC and Minecraft Dungeons has a release date.
Joel and Jonny discuss Pillager problems, the new Minecraft graphic novel, and their in game experiences in the latest 1.14.2 release so far. Bonus! A quick look at 1.14.3 Pre-release 1 in the post show, Render Distance.
Minecraft celebrates 10 years! Joel and Jonny discuss the Minecraft Earth augmented reality app, the many shortcomings of the 1.14 Village and Pillage update rollout, and we have a date for MINECON Live, coming this September.
Jonny and Joel are joined by Python to discuss the release of Minecraft 1.14 that Mojang squeezed out on April 23rd. In our monthly roundtable we talk about new villager trading, Minecraft update constipation, and managing playtime on multiple servers.
With the Village and Pillage update upon us, Joel and Jonny take one last look ahead, gaging expectations, as well as a look back at the Update Aquatic and features that became game favourites and some that sank to the bottom.
Jonny and Joel talk about some of the pre-release details for Minecraft 1.14, how they are preparing in game for the Village and Pillage update, and answer Chunk Mail listener email about multiplayer servers.
Joel and Jonny discuss some of the many bugs addressed in the latest Minecraft snapshot, listener email response to “cheats” and some advancements that could be made to achievements to make them more rewarding.
Hunger bar warning. This episode will drive you to snack. Jonny and Joel discuss Minecraft food, or the lack there of, and how they think it could be made more appetizing to players. Plus, lots of news in the latest snapshot updates and finding the right version of Minecraft for you.
Joel and Jonny are joined by MythicalSausage for a round table discussion about the future of Minecraft weapons and combat, if switching between game modes is considered cheating, and at what point to data packs push Minecraft beyond the walls of vanilla.
Jonny and Joel spend this episode discussing the changes to villages, villagers and villager trading and the trickle down to iron farms announced in the latest Minecraft snapshot for the Village and Pillage update.
Jonny and Joel chime in on new note block sounds in the latest snapshot, wander around aimlessly looking or useful mobs in listener chunk mail, and discuss some issues in Minecraft brought to light in a video by Cubfan135.
Joel and Jonny are joined by LogicalGeekBoy for the February round table to discuss how to keep technical Minecraft players interested in the game, the evangelical challenge of efficiency, and what we think Mojang could do to increase the excitement of exploring the Minecraft world.
Jonny and Joel leap into details about the new foxes in the latest Minecraft snapshot, talk about one player's crafted nation, and reply to a chunk mail question on the direction of Minecraft leaning towards fantasy, or the realm of the future.
Joel and Pixlriffs take a look at the upcoming dynamic professions that will be assigned to villagers in your Minecraft world, get particular about particles and spitball ideas for improving mine carts.
Pixlriffs and Joel talk about the changes coming to Minecraft trading and in the latest Java snapshot. Additional changes to villager behaviour have been spotted in the latest beta release of the Bedrock version of the game, and the wandering trader sparks a conversation about renewable resources in Minecraft.
Joel and Pixlriffs welcome special guest fWhip on the first round table episode. We touch briefly on the stone cutter functionality coming in 1.14, then move on to discuss making your Minecraft builds feel alive, Minecraft features that don't make sense, and how to overcome the overwhelm of a huge project.
Jonny and Joel talk trash, well, talk composting in Minecraft with the new composter block in the latest snapshot, and listener questions about the lectern. Looking ahead to the round table episode next week with special guest fWhip, and thoughts on woodland mansions.
Pixlriffs and Joel share what they are looking forward to doing in 2019 as Minecraft players and Minecraft fans in general. Plus a look ahead to Hytale from Hypixel Studios, Minecraft Dungeons and of course, Minecraft 1.14.
To wrap up 2018, Joel and Pixlriffs dig into listener submitted Chunk Mail questions over the past few weeks and weave them into a chat about everything from the latest snapshot, new blocks and Minecraft's development future.
Joel and Pixlriffs are joined by special guest Fixxitt who is here to talk about The Realm of Vasten, a long standing survival multiplayer world where players share resources and collaborate to build huge fantasy projects in a world rich in history and lore.
The hour grows late and Joel and Pixlriffs are found discussing big plans in Minecraft, Snapshot 18w48b showcases the grind... stone, and The Minecraft Survival Guide showcases the Ender Dragon fight. Plus, a special guest announcement for next week!
We illuminate our listeners with the first look at the lantern in Snapshot 18w46a, chunk mail about what coloured lighting might look like in Minecraft and a discussion on vanilla vs. modded as the lines are becoming blurry.
Pixlriffs boots up his brand new PC to join Joel in talking about the new Minecraft snapshot, ten new blocks coming to the game, and Mojang has released version 3.1 of the new default Minecraft textures.
Minecraft update 1.13.2 has arrived, squashing bugs and optimizing performance. Dinnerbone teases a potential new feature coming in the Village and Pillage update, the lectern, and Joel and Pixlriffs discuss the membrane of our existence, the Phantom.
Pixlriffs clears up a few things about what and when MINECON Earth changes are coming to the Java edition of Minecraft. We talk new stairs, slabs and walls that are coming to the game and listener email transports Joel and Pixlriffs into a nether discussion.
Joel and Pixlriffs welcome special guest Welsknight to the podcast for a chat about his creative process in Minecraft. From building his Kingdoms to becoming part of Hermitcraft, to modded Minecraft and moderate sleep deprivation. Pull on your building boot and enjoy.
Pixlriffs and Joel unpack MINECON Earth, which was live streamed over the weekend. Mojang announced a completely new game called Minecraft Dungeons, new Minecraft features like pandas and pillager beasts, and the taiga biome won the player vote by a landslide.
MINECON Earth is coming and Mojang wants you to vote on what biome gets updated first. Pixlriffs and Joel discuss their ideas for improving desert, taiga, and savanna biomes, chunk mail on Minecraft structures and our plans to cover MINECON live.
Joel addresses an important artistic point brought up in Chunk Mail and Pixlriffs leads a discussion on Minecraft generated structures. From villages to woodland mansions, jungle temples and shipwrecks, we discuss current structures and speculate on new ones.
More MINECON news! Panels are back with a wide spread of topics and guests. Legacy Console Edition edition gets the Update Aquatic and Bedrock Edition gets dedicated servers. Listener email tackling textured chests and Joel and Pixelriffs put on their snorkels and talk coral.
September is MINECON month! Find a watch party near you or watch from home. Jappa - as if on queue - has some new block textures to share and Pixlriffs and Joel lead you down the long chest filled corridor of Minecraft storage.
Joel and Pixlriffs take a brief look ahead to key changes coming in Minecraft 1.13.1, and how to use Minecraft to solve a Sudoku puzzle, then turn the clock back to discuss how they first got started in Minecraft.