Boost | Unique new minigame (1.12 - 1.18.2) 1.19.2

Minigame - Boost others off their platforms to win.

  1. pmme
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Legacy (< 1.13)
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.12
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    • 1.18
    Source Code:
    Boost is a unique and new competitive platform jumping minigame for two or more players.

    Take aim and boost other players off their platforms so they fall, and are out. Boosting works from any range across an arena, just aim for the blocks the other player is standing on. You can also boost yourself from platform to platform to move through or climb higher in the arena but be careful, you're easier to target from underneath.

    Boost or get boosted!

    The last player still on a platform is the winner.

    The game play in this game is entirely of my own design. It is not a recreation of something you can find elsewhere. When I designed it there was no other game like it and probably still isn't.

    Many thanks to wsman217, @_adnap_, Octoni, @flurbudurbur, @longbow122 for extensive testing and feedback.

    Try it yourself
    Grab some friends and visit my play-test and demo server:


    View the Boost wiki on GitHub.

    Installation - Read a tutorial here
    Boost is a self-contained mini game plugin.

    Boost will manage queuing for and running games including teleporting players to lobbies and game arenas. Players can use a GUI, sign clicking or commands to join and leave a game lobby and check the leader board. Players are given an instruction book with the essentials of the game on joining.
    A single server running Boost supports multiple game arenas running concurrently.

    To install Boost, drag the Boost jar file (kicking and screaming if need be) to the server's plugins folder then restart your server.

    After installation and first run, you will need to edit the config.yml file to set the spawn location and set the world name(s) in which Boost will operate.

    No other plugins are necessary to simply run Boost. However, other plugins are useful for displaying leader board holograms, inventory management on mixed mode servers, controlling ranks, editing maps etc.
    Note: While Boost has most of what is required for multi-world support it has no inventory protection. Players will be given Boost-related items.
    If you are using a multi-server network with a separate server for Boost this is not a problem.
    If you are using multiple worlds on a single mixed-mode server, you should use a plugin such as Multiverse Inventories to keep any Boost worlds in their own inventory group.

    Configuration - Read a
    tutorial here
    Boost provides in-game admin commands to set arena and lobby locations. Boost commands provide tab-complete and in-game help. More configuration is available by directly editing config.yml and other configuration files.

    Boost supports permissions for players and admins. If run without a permissions plugin, only OP players will have access to admin commands but regular players will have access to player commands.

    More information here.

    Language Translation
    Boost can be translated from English by providing a localized messages.yml, gui.yml and boostSticks.yml file. Localized files should begin with a two-character language prefix and can be enabled in-game.
    Thanks to @FengLiQiu for translation into Chinese.


    Arena and lobby building - Read a tutorial here

    Use "/boost build" to switch to building mode and "/boost nobuild" to return to playing mode. In playing mode you cannot break or place blocks.

    A Boost server should contain one main lobby area and, for each game, a queuing lobby and a game arena. Each area should be enclosed or distant such that players cannot wander or jump from one area to another.
    The teleport location into each is set in the config.yml file.

    Each game arena has a Y value at which a player is considered to have fallen "out" of that game. In the configuration for any arena this is the setting "ground:".
    Above that Y value you can place arena platforms in any configuration that you like up to the build limit.
    If you start with a void world then this Y value could be near or at 0. If you start with a default overland then this Y value is likely to be more like 64.

    Glass platforms are good to see the players below you, although bouncy slime can be fun.

    It is not necessary to enclose an arena in a box. As long as players cannot jump back into a lobby or another arena, there is no limit to arena size other than build limits.

    Sample arena build and config

    Signs - Read a tutorial here
    Boost recognises signs that have the correct text.
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    You can translate or change the sign text in messages.yml.
    You can create signs manually as long as they have the correct text, or you can create coloured and correctly written signs with commands.

    More information about sign configuration here.

    Place holders
    Display your leader board on holograms or NPCs that support PlaceholderAPI.

    See the list of place holders provided by Boost here.

    If you have any trouble please either raise an issue on GitHub, or ask in the discussion section.

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Recent Reviews

  1. Phsyha
    Version: 1.16.1
    This game is really fun and will add diversity to the server since its really unique and you come across it in many servers.
    The demo server is great way to get a first peak and it got very promising to me.
    The developer will contact you when you are interested and he is a big help with fast replied and helping to set it all up.
    There was only positive feedback from the players of our server and it definitely is a good way to bring in variety!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Hiya Phsyha, glad to hear your players are having fun. Thanks for the review. I'm happy to help get things set up.
  2. Omegus
    Version: 1.16.1
    This plugin is straight up phenomenal. If it had a scoreboard system or bungeecord support that would make it straight up my favourite plugin ever.
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Glad you're liking it Omegus. I'm curious what exactly your suggested improvements are so I'll ask in the discussion.
  3. Devaxtion
    Version: 1.16.1
    Awesome plugin. It would be better if there was a map available for download as an example to create one for ourselves.
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks Devaxtion. And there is a Dropbox link to a zip with maps and config to suit in the discussion thread about page 2. It's a bit older than the test server current map, but you are welcome to use it.
  4. AddstarMC
    Version: 1.16.1
    Released Boost to our server today. Was a great success with 2 styles of boost gamemode.(Race to the top, and Last Man Standing) Thanks to pmme for the help and quick turnaround with a few things along the way, and spending several hours with us during the release. Awesome Dev!!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks addstar, it was most enjoyable joining in on the release. I was very happy to see how much your players were enjoying things.
  5. flurbudurbur
    Version: 1.14.3
    The new placeholders introduced work perfectly! Quick response from the dev in the discussion tab and not to mention how fun the plugin itself actually is! Everyone loves it! definitely worth building the maps for it.

    You won't regret getting this plugin, I can tell you that!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks flurbudurbur. Happy to help with the changes and I'm always open to suggestions. Nice to hear the players are enjoying the game.
  6. longbow122
    Version: 1.14.1
    Top-notch plugin by a top-notch developer. Fully customizable features, and support faster than the speed of light. Would definitely recommend to all server owners running a minigame server!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thank you Bow. Not sure about the "speed of light", my creaky old bones don't move that fast, but I do try to respond as soon as possible.
  7. AllanDev
    Version: 1.12.1
    Awesome Plugin!, It has many features & outstanding performance and most of the features can be customized which is even more awesome!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks Allan! Really pleased to see people liking it.
  8. masonalexone
    Version: 1.12.0
    So much fun to play, no damage on tps, easy to set up, easy to customize, dev responded super fast. 10/10
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the great review. Good to hear it's performing well and setup was easy.
  9. Leeham
    Version: 1.8.1
    Wow! This is an amazing plugin. The setup is extremely smooth and the game functions really well on my survival server. All I needed to do was set the auto-que to “true” in the config. I highly recommend this plugin on any server. My only request for the developer is the ability to set a “win-level” so you can add another goal to the game, so players have to try and get as high as they can and at a certain point they win. This would be a great addition so there can be multiple ways to win.
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the great review. I'm pleased to hear the set up was smooth. I like your suggestion and I'll see what I can do.
  10. FengLiQiu
    Version: 1.6.3
    The plugin is very intererting, Hope that pmme will have more excellent plugins in the future, Come on !!!
    1. pmme
      Author's Response
      Thankyou for the review and rating FengLiQiu and thanks for your help with translation into Chinese.