What's Happening Now?
Issue 1 of MapMag is now available from here on the testfor[dev] site.
This magazine is a community effort to foster collaboration in game-making using Minecraft as a platform. It is made freely available. Donations toward improving future editions of the magazine are welcome and can be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently @Cubehamster has been dropping around to work on some interesting projects.
(1) We launched an expedition around New Year 2016 to explore the massive Mandelbrot world I created using a custom Minecraft Chunk Generator. The place is huge and, in fairness, we probably need a few more people on the voyage to do discover all it has to offer.
(2) I have been playing around with the ultimate power in the universe for @JetSpice's Star Wars project, and it came at a convenient time for @Cubehamster to assemble into a working diorama of the Death Star assault. Kotaku wrote a short article on the project. Take a look at the slime-block-starfighter in its natural habitat here:
If you are after something large scale that may be a fun project, feel free to shout out. Who knows, I may just have some voxel art that does the job!
I am very proud of the project where the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have worked with Blockworks to release a construction set for Minecraft, themed around the massively influential Architect, Andreas Palladio.
The Blockworks build is very impressive and worth exploration on its own, with in-game images of frescos from Italian Villas on the walls. The "game" has the player placing pre-fabricated walls/pillars/windows/statues around in Creative mode so you can create your own classic-style buildings quickly with most of the heavy lifting done easily. As a bonus there are sample floorplans and a dedicated build area where you can lay out your masterpiece, then go exploring the Blockworks' crafted Italian hillsides.
Have fun building your masterpiece, and remember to post a picture of your building to Social Media with the tag #PalladianMinecraft. Blockworks and RIBA will each select their favourite one!
SHAMEONYOUTUBERThe campaign for proper accreditation of content, #ShameOnYouTuber, has been discussed at length in the Minecraft Map Makercommunity, polarising people into three camps:
2) Support for the idea, but not the method of using the #ShameOnYouTuber tag in tweets on the topic
3) Certain YouTubers who feel they are being unjustly 'attacked'
In response, I went looking based on a map where the author had actually licensed the property based on the YouTuber linking the original page: Y-RUN by @Shocking_Shots was suggested by @Wout12345. Here is what I found:
There are some great comments from the community on this video, so have a read and share your opinions.
Sometimes I like to talk a lot. And when I do, I trick other people into letting me infiltrate their podcasts!
(1) Phoenix SC has made a working Jigsaw Puzzle in Minecraft! This was assisted by some code in the latest GFX filter that chops up a Minecraft object in the horizontal plane (Method: PUZZLE, usage notes via the Twitter conversation here)
(2) Simply Sarc diving "game" (silly thing):
(3) Tomorrowland by @Dragnoz and @BlockworksYT
(1) @rsmalec's Vanillla challenge is underway. Join in the fun by making a map in Survival mode without ANY 3rd party tools!
(2) @rriverstone (GrannyGame1) is making a map based on native American culture:
MCEDIT AND FILTERS
(1) MCEdit v2 Alpha can be downloaded and installed from htttp://www.mcedit.net . It is by @Codewarrior0
COMMUNITY AND MEDIA
(1) Twitter campaign for proper content credit: #ShameOnYouTuber. Read more here (Reddit)
(2) VoxelBox Minecraft Opera
(3) Wonderquest Episode 4 has been released. This is a great series - make sure you check out the channel for the animated partner program:
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