BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge

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Figure 1: COVID Clinic ready for patients


Coronavirus has spread through the Polycraft World universe and we need you to help combat the disease and save our citizens. You and your team will build a medical clinic and work to test, treat and keep patients healthy. Your team has limited time to get the highest score by curing as many patients as you can. You will need to come up with strategies to stay ahead of the disease as more and more patients come to your clinic each shift.   Your wits will also be tested with a variety of side missions. If you can complete these, you will get valuable resources to help your battle against COVID.

Polycraft World needs you! Good luck, engineers and clinicians!


Useful Commands

Users can press 'p' in game to pop up private property information on the top left of their screen.

Users can press 't' in game to enter the chat. Typing here and pressing 'Enter' will send messages to all other users on the server. Users can also type useful commands here.

Command Description
'/help' This command will pop-up some guidance and information about other useful commands
'/teamspace' This command will teleport a user to the team's private property. Users must be in a private property to use this command.
'/goto utd' This command will teleport a user to the center of UTD, Polycraft World's spawn point.
'/exit' This command will teleport a user out of an escape room back to UTD.
'/progress' This command will pop-up information about how far along you are in the COVID Challenge

Private Team Properties

Teams will have a private property where only their team can modify the environment and other teams can not interfere with their progress.

Team Time Limits

Teams will be scored for their first 50 hours of play time for Round 1 and an additional 50 hours for Round 2. This means a team of 5 playing together will have their first 10 hours of playtime scored (collectively 50h).

Team Scoring

Teams scores will be based on their progress in testing and treating COVID patients. Major score bonuses will be provided when each Medical Milestone is reached. There will be 3 Medical Milestones in Round 1 and 3 additional Medical Milestones in the Championship Round.

Puzzle Rooms

There will be puzzle rooms to challenge teams to solve problems together in the environment outside of the team's private property. Teams can complete these puzzle rooms to earn rewards that are critical for meeting their Medical Milestones.

BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge Round 1

Round 1 will take place from October 1-31, 2020. The 3 Medical Milestones for Round 1 will be as follows:

  • Tier 1 Medical Milestone: Create a Clinic.
  • Tier 2 Medical Milestone: Stock the clinic with PPE and Testing Kits to activate it.
  • Tier 3 Medical Milestone: Cure 128 infected Polycraft Citizens.

BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge Round 2

Coming in November...

Signing Up

  • Register as a Student with BEST Robotics
  • Download and Install the Challenge Launcher here
  • Sign in on the Launcher with your Minecraft: Java Edition Mojang account
  • Hit PCW Update
  • Hit Play Polycraft World

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