John Wolz

Pixel Paradise

- ROLE

Game Developer


- FOR

InPvP


- DATE

January 2021 – Current


- TYPE

Minecraft Server


- URL

pixelparadise.gg

After several successful projects within Mineville, I was tasked with being the lead front-end developer in creating InPvP’s second Minecraft server, Pixel Paradise. Just like Mineville, Pixel Paradise is one of the seven official Microsoft partnered Minecraft servers.


Since I was involved in Pixel Paradise from its conception, I was heavily involved in it’s development in both design and implementation. Before the server’s launch in July of 2021, I created 4 different game modes on my own, including two larger premium game modes.


As of January 2022, I have in total created 7 game modes for Pixel Paradise. 4 free-to-play game modes: Spleef, TNT Run, Guess Who, and Isles of Adventure; and 3 more complex premium game modes: Islands, Volcano, and CookCraft.


A few of my more significant projects on Pixel Paradise are detailed below.

Islands

Islands is a premium game mode for Pixel Paradise. In Islands the player is given a blank deserted Island that they can use to create a resort of their dreams. In addition to typical Minecraft Mechanics, players can participate in several other resort-themed activities like boat racing and skydiving.


The gameplay is heavily inspired by Minecraft Skyblock, with inspirations from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.



Boating feature that allows 2 players to ride in one boat

Island’s Boating Mechanic

Gameplay of the Islands Market


Entrance Stage showing Various Premium Items


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Volcano

Volcano is another premium game mode I created for Pixel Paradise. Similar to Mineville’s Prison game mode, Volcano sees players completing different mines to level up their character and earn money they can use for various upgrades and enhancements.


In addition to creating the base game mode, I have also created several different premium items that allow the player to mine more efficiently.



Gameplay showing Volcano Eruption Premium Item

Early testing of 2 other Premium Pickaxes


Entire Volcano Map Seen from Above


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Guess Who

Guess Who is essentially a Minecraft version of the Gmod game of the same name. The players are split into 2 teams, the Hiders and the Seekers. The Seekers are tasked with finding the hiders on a map consisting of many NPCs using the same skin.


Guess Who is a free game and the first game mode I added following Pixel Paradise’s launch.



CookCraft

CookCraft is the first premium game mode to release after Pixel Paradise’s launch. CookCraft is essentially the Minecraft version of games like Overcooked or Diner Dash. The player is given their own restaurant to run and manage. The main appeal of CookCraft is it’s customization. The player is able to customize things like menu items and furniture.


Unlike some other Pixel Paradise game modes that used Mineville game modes as the foundation, I created CookCraft entirely from scratch. Since CookCraft’s release, it has proven to be a successful gamemode on Pixel Paradise, and has helped cement the server as premier destination for role play games on Minecraft Bedrock.



Early CookCraft Gameplay Test

CookCraft Launch Trailer




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