Over the past ten years, the Minecraft community has kept making new and interesting things. This one took thousands of hours to finish.
A new video shows what can be done in Minecraft over the course of 7,000 hours. The result is a survival project that looks pretty unique. Since its release in 2011, Mojang’s sandbox game has been a source of inspiration for millions of people due to its iconic base-building mechanics, and many impressive structures have been built. Clearly, the community is still hard at work on innovative concepts.
It is not only architecture that keeps people interested. With the launch of the Minecraft mob vote on October 14, players will be able to directly affect what is added to the game, and Mojang will continue to add new features and make changes to keep the game interesting. It’s not unusual for fans to spend a lot of time making something really eye-catching, since the whole point of the game is to be able to make different designs.
A recent video uploaded to the YouTube channel MLGaeming demonstrates what occurs when Minecraft players spend approximately 7,000 hours, or over 290 days, constructing a base. The time-lapse footage depicts the construction of some truly unique structures, including floating islands, a colorful hot air balloon, and tall spires, among others. The entire project, which takes place on the 2b2t server, is visually diverse, with each individual structure appearing to have been crafted with care. Intriguingly, the time stamps in the video description reveal that nearly every passing second corresponds to a different day of creation.
It is impossible to predict what players will create next, and projects do not always spring from pure imagination. Some are prone to transforming real-world landmarks into blocky imitations, such as the Minecraft fan who recreated Notre Dame or the one who made a massive replica of the DeLorean from Back to the Future. This video from MLGaeming displays a great deal of activity and demonstrates how creative many players are.
Minecraft’s dominance in the gaming industry is unsurprising, given the game’s low system requirements on PC, universal appeal that transcends age groups, and the freedom it affords players. It will take a great deal to dethrone it, and the game’s continued popularity after more than a decade indicates that it will likely continue to reign supreme for some time.