A player of Mojang’s blocky game Minecraft shows off their current project, which is a copy of the popular indie RPG Undertale made in Minecraft.
A Minecraft player is working on a project that will transform the cult classic Undertale into a blocky first-person experience. Toby Fox’s subversive role-playing game was one of the most talked-about independent titles of its era after its 2015 release. With its low PC spec requirements and unique plot points, all wrapped in a retro aesthetic, it was a very accessible release that also defied player expectations while also reinforcing the notion that modern video games do not need superior graphics to be popular.
Mojang’s sandbox game is perhaps the clearest illustration of this. Over the past decade or so, the game has provided players with unfathomable amounts of creativity, and it continues to serve as a platform for a large number of unique and intriguing projects. There is no limit to what players can create in-game, as evidenced by the Minecraft player who built a massive replica of the DeLorean from Back to the Future, a replica of the ruined Notre Dame Cathedral, and other massive structures that require hours to create.
Pitiful-Meatball is just one of a growing number of Reddit users who are engaged in some impressive projects. In a recent thread, this user posted a long video showing how their Minecraft version of Undertale is coming along. Pitiful Meatball doesn’t look like the source material, which was more 2D, because it’s being remade in a 3D game, but fans of the indie RPG will recognize the parts that have been added so far. Pitiful-Meatball said in the comments that they plan to rebuild the whole game, and it looks like a lot of work has been done already.
Pitiful-Meatball also indicates that this video was 17 days old at the time of publication, so it is likely that additional progress has been made on the recreation. These examples highlight the creativity that exists within the game’s community. One person has recently created the entire universe in Minecraft, including the sun, Earth, and a black hole. Regarding other games, one individual has been diligently transforming the sandbox IP into a copy of The Legend of Zelda.
There are an infinite number of possible creations in Minecraft. It is not surprising that it has endured the test of time and is still selling in droves. When fans finally give up on the game, it will be a sad day, since the community doesn’t seem to be getting tired of the time and effort it takes to make so many interesting things. However, it is unlikely that this will occur in the near future.