At Your Store Exeter, we are always excited to hear about projects going on in the local area – and this one brings Exeter into the gaming world!
The University of Exeter, with a little help from Arts Council England funding, has embarked on a journey to put Exeter on the map – the Minecraft map, that is!
Minecraft is a hugely popular video game that enables players to build constructions and even entire worlds. The game allows to explore sites, gather resources, learn crafts and engage in combat – and has been cited as the second best-selling game of all time.
Four maps of Exeter, inspired by collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) were used to create the virtual environment, allow enthusiasts to explore the historic Devon city.
Digital producer Adam Clarke, alongside leading Minecraft build team, Blockworks, constructed the historic city’s Minecraft maps, which are now available for other to download and play.
The first RAMM map is based on a model of the city, created between 1817 and 1824 by Caleb Hedgeland. The other three maps are of the city’s Roman fortress, the Roman city and Exeter during the Tudor period.
The first map can be downloaded from Dropbox here.
A Museum Minecraft event extravaganza will take place at RAMM on Sunday 16 July, offer guests the chance to challenge Young YouTubers, Solly the Kid and Django Moses to a unique Exeter Build Battle.
The event will also have workshops, Minecraft-inspired activities and the chance for young people to engage in the world of Minecraft – all things Minecraft!
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