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How to build a Minecraft town in 30 minutes

By May 28, 2012 No Comments

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game involving players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
As such it is a hotbed of virtual cities and towns which when stepped back from has notable potential for data visualisation, community planning and even public GIS. The movie below is a neat time-lapse detailing how to build a town in 30 minutes:

We will have more on Minecraft in future posts…


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.