Minecraft users encouraged to help design new area of Queensland

Minecraft

By on April 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

A 60-hectare block of land on the Sunshine Coast is about to play host to the real-life version of somebody’s Minecraft creations, as part of a competition being held by “THE-CORE”, a new “smart city initiative”.

What used to be a golf course in Maroochydore, the new area will feature a regional library, an arts and entertainment centre, a transit plaza and a public amphitheatre — all designed in Minecraft. You can hit up the official site for the competition here and learn more about the prizes, as well as get details on how to enter. It closes on May 31 though, so hurry.

Source: Kotaku AU

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Well this is the stupidest thing I have heard today.

 

I don’t really like doing architectural design in Minecraft because it’s too limited (no angled/curved walls, blocks are too big to do fine details, etc.). It’s an interesting idea though.

 

I think this is fekkin excellent. Obviously they won’t be going for a 1:1 recreation, but this is a beautiful example of involving the public in the design of their own future surroundings – something that doesn’t happen too often at this level. Not only that, but it’s involving and encouraging the use of their imagination to work towards something everyone will enjoy later on.

 

robbo89:
Well this is the stupidest thing I have heard today.

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The Golf course? That’s literally about 100 metres from where I’m sitting right now here at work… at Channel 7 News… Where we have totally not even heard about or ran a story on this.. :S

I.. think I need to speak to my producer.

 

Looks ok if you wanna fork out $16 to enter

 
Some_Bored_Dude

Queensland by 2020…

 

someboreddude,

This wins!

 

nacimota:
I don’t really like doing architectural design in Minecraft because it’s too limited (no angled/curved walls, blocks are too big to do fine details, etc.). It’s an interesting idea though.

I disagree.
This is what I did a few years back in the old Pre-Beta Minecraft. (Thus would look better in the Beta+ newer versions.)

Thus with a bit of creativity, you could do all sorts.
The silly part about this “Competition” is you need to pay to register and have access to the server. :(

 

Can someone please build an area not infested by redneck fascists and bogan billionaires? Maybe also add a huge fricking wall around the barrier reef and Daintree to preserve it for the rest of us?

 
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