Minecraft Scale Model of Earth
Minecraft might be sooooo September 21st by now, but that doesn't stop players from making super crazy creations, such as this scale model of Earth posted by YouTube user roddds469.
The video shows a smaller scale test run. In order to create the full scale replica, roddds469 is using an imported NASA height map and making tweaks to the imported topography, including a custom texture pack he created to allow invisible minecarts and tracks.
The guy who made the computer inside Minecraft needs to team up with roddds469 and get working on making the Earth computer already.
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21 Amazing Minecraft Creations
If you haven't been paying attention to the internet lately, a little game called Minecraft kind of took it over. It's been around for a while, existing in an alpha state for quite some time now, but recent coverage from an excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun Minecraft play journal, as well as recent coverage from Penny Arcade, seem to have brought Minecraft to the masses, actually flooding the servers with new traffic and sparking the creator, Notch, to instate a free-to-play weekend while the servers are down.
For the uninitiated, Minecraft is an indie game with a humongous cult following, consisting of gameplay representative of the two words that make up its name. Basically, you mine, then you craft. Though the game features breathtaking (don't let the deliberately old school art style fool you, courtesy of Rock, Paper, Shotgun) exploration in a randomly generated world, the main meat of the game takes a cue from creation games like LittleBigPlanet or Spore, and provides a very comprehensive crafting and building mechanic that routinely causes players to realize it's now six hours later.
Like all creation games, players build some ridiculously incredible things within the confines of the limiting game code, and like all creation games, it can be a pain to go searching for these astounding creations. Luckily for you, that's where we come in. We've scoured the internet and found some of the most impressive Minecraft creations to date and packaged them all in a tidy location for your viewing pleasure.
Presenting: The Wonderful World of Minecraft.Read on...