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CastleRise: Brothers' Feud (Minigame)

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Level 30 : Artisan Ninja
“The King is dead!” cried the royal physician.

The morbid proclamation echoed off the cobbled stone walls of the castle, amplified by the stagnant anticipation. It passed crowds of King Ezekiel's courtiers, troops of royal guards, and groups of hurried servants, until it came to a lavish dining hall.  Whispers broke out among the royals that gathered there, except at the very end, where Prince Patrick and Prince Derek were sharing a roasted ferret.  

After an eternity of silence, the two brothers rose simultaneously and drew their swords.

There can only be one King.


Welcome to CastleRise: Brothers’ Feud! This a team-based tower defense PVP minigame centered around being the last team with a living prince. It is divided into two stages.

When the game begins each team will be teleported to its respective side, and each player will receive an set amount of money and a Defender Shop book. Here, players can purchase structures (which are explained in greater detail later) with which they build a castle around their prince in order to defend him. After the set time has passed, the barriers separating the teams will fall, and stage two will begin.

When stage two begins, castle building is over and all shop items cleared from the player’s inventories. Players will now be given a basic set of armor, sword, bow and arrows, and spawners will activate, and factories will begin producing more elite gear. Now, the siege begins, and the first team to kill the other team’s prince is the winner. Players will continue to respawn until the game ends.

Tutorial Area

There is now a tutorial area in game, so don't feel obliged to read the following few sections.

Creating Your Castle

When you begin the building stage, you will receive a  set of hammers (if you have the texture pack) with the names of the pieces. To construct it, right click the hammer onto a specific block as specified below. This ensures that the castle fits together nicely. Placing a castle piece on the ground will expand the turf on which your team can place blocks.






Special Items/Features

The Escape item can be right-clicked during Stage 1 (the castle building stage) to return to spawn in the case of being trapped.

Patchwork is a building block obtained in the Siege Factory. It can be broken by both the starter pickaxe provided upon respawning and also the pickaxes obtained in the Siege Factory and placed nearly anywhere. This makes patchwork a temporary clog to holes in walls, and means of bridging into the enemy fort.

Grenades are weapons obtainable through a gold tier Siege Factory or better. They can be thrown to deal massive explosion damage to all entities in the area.

Pickaxes obtained in the Siege Factory allow players to break more types of blocks than pickaxe provided upon respawn, including all cobblestone blocks and lighter battlefield blocks. They, however, have greatly limited durability, and must be used carefully.

The Upgrade item is right-clicked near a defense/factory to upgrade the building in exchange for kills.  Upgrading from iron to gold tier takes 2 kills, and upgrading from gold to diamond tier takes 5 kills.

Players can execute a super jump by crouch walking, then jumping shortly afterwards. This allows players to jump five blocks up, and thus single walls. Fall damage will be just as powerful, so use caution.

Want to Play?

  • CastleRise is designed for Minecraft 1.8.8.  Other versions may work, but have not been tested.
  • The resource pack is greatly encouraged for visual experienced. It can be found Here.
  • At least 2 players are required to play, but any more will work.
  • CastleRise is a relatively CPU intensive, so a powerful computer, realm, or server is needed for a playable experience.
  • CastleRise is meant to be entirely self-maintaining, so any usage of cheating may result in out of the ordinary behavior.
  • If you play on a realm or server, the following settings are required:
    • Command blocks enabled
    • PVP on
    • All spawns off (except on realms, in which animal spawns must be on).
    • Difficulty at least Easy
    • Adventure mode
    • Spawn protection off

Make a Video about it?

If you record a video about it, feel free to link it in the comments and I may reference it as a trailer type thing.

Find a bug/Have a suggestion?

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated, so long as it is constructive and reasonable.  If you find a bug, please report it in the comments, along with a picture or some other evidence.  Also, if you create an awesome castle, post a picture!

´╗┐Tools Used

THese tools were fantastic time savers which I recommend highly.


All building and command blocking was done by myself, Kanoc

Much thanks to ChainLynx_ for his ideas and motivational stuff.

Also thanks to the following for testing and input:
  • KID573
  • _Blast
  • FauxCraft
  • Lucavon
  • xFier
  • TheFuzzyHead
CreditKanoc, ChainLynx_
Progress100% complete

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Update v1.2.4 : 10/31/2015 5:00:00 pmOct 31st, 2015

Fixed bugs made in v1.2.3

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Can you tell me where the coordinates of the redstone are?
I want to update this to 1.9.
  • superego5642
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • February 1, 2016, 2:16 pm
I cant play on this map! Whenever I start the world on spigot, it says [ERROR] trigger join when I right click on the red team!
  • Maxxxx91
  • Level 28
  • Expert Modder
  • January 17, 2016, 2:14 pm
So... I'm playing this map and noticed that it takes about three minutes for one minute to pass for the timer...
  • Kanoc
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Ninja
  • January 17, 2016, 4:17 pm
This is because the timer is ingame, and so if your game slows, as does the clock.
its really laggy for my friends to play on it but the map is good
i wish it wasn't that laggy :(
wow just wow u have just make something like a plugin!!!!
i may make a vanillia server for this!
  • Vilder50
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 7, 2015, 4:10 am
i made this planet minecraft account to do this one suggestion: (and i did it because i like this map =) )

maybe put the command blocks somewhere else than under the place where you play the map
because some people (like me) gets alot of "connection lag" because of it =/

(so my suggestion is that you move the command blocks to somewhere else to stop the lag, and yes i know it would take some time to move all the command blocks =b)

  • erik17cool
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 5, 2015, 10:45 am
It kinda lags. I am not able to put more than 10 spawners without server laggins. I mean server lagging on realms.
  • erik17cool
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 2, 2015, 10:40 am
Its my favourite game ever now thats its fixed! Diamond for you!
  • erik17cool
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 31, 2015, 11:27 am
How do I get new items from factories? Also, the spawners except for the blaze spawners don't spawn mobs. Am I doing something wrong, or is it a bug?
  • Kanoc
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Ninja
  • October 31, 2015, 12:57 pm
Just noticed this glitch. So sorry. ill have it fixed up for you asap!
  • erik17cool
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 31, 2015, 12:24 pm
I also don't get teleported to the playing area when the game starts. Otherwise, I LOVE this game! My fave by far! :D
  • DrBoosh
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 27, 2015, 3:06 am
  • DrBoosh
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 27, 2015, 3:08 am
no, but seriously, AWESOME concept, kinda like a dungeon minigame im developing :D
rly cool and neat and superb and ubercool pls do more you are the best man !
Diamoonds for you, download for me. 

Win/Win DEAL !
  • DrBoosh
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 27, 2015, 3:25 am
whoops caps fail
cya :D
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • September 28, 2015, 12:39 pm
Great idea!  You did a nice job with this!  :)
  • AtomStation
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Mage
  • September 27, 2015, 5:14 pm
Cool concept!

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