Monday, 21 March 2011

Beautiful Minecraft Castle by Torchlight

Did you think Minecraft could be this beautiful?

beautiful minecraft castle
beautiful minecraft castle

Friday, 18 March 2011

House of the rising Sun

There is, a house....
Did we spoil it?

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Maxtrix Minecraft?

Mr.Anderson, Welcome Back

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Adventure maps in Minecraft

Minecraft's greatest strength is its emergent, free-form gameplay. However, some of us like structure in our games and get sick of kicking round in the sandbox after a while. We'd like to feature the best adventure maps out there but need help from you guys.

Please link in the comments to your favourite adventure maps, or ones you have created yourself, and we'll get them featured on here.

Keep on adventurin!

Quake in Minecraft? Have some DM3

User "red sector" from SA created this beauty below:

Quake DM3
Not convinced? How about a juicy video to get you going:

Big-ass Mincraft boat: SS William A. Irvin

Sunset with a view of the port side of the Irvin.

A view of crew quarters at the stern of the ship.

As the flagship of the US Steel Great Lakes Fleet, the Irvin regularly carried guests of the company in this luxurious suite in the pilothouse.

That's a big freakin boat!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Build you will: Minecraft Yoda

Feel the force with this excellent Minecraft Yoda:

Minecraft Yoda
Minecraft Yoda

Experiences in The Nether

I'm not a hugely experience minecraft player, I've never built anything really cool in singleplayer mode and I've not even found diamonds before, but I decided I was going to finally do something cool and build an awesome highway in the netherworld and then build another portal in the nether to get me to somewhere crazy and distant in the main world.

Eventually after exploring numerous horrifying caves I found one that went deep enough to find diamonds, and after a whole series of terrible events where I lost all my torches or fell in the lava through a 1 square wide hole in the floor I eventually got my diamond pick and frantically mined a bunch of obsidian in the half-dark monster filled cave. I decided to cut my losses and just build the first portal in the middle of a frozen lake using lava and water and a mould made of dirt.

After being blown up by horrifying giant faces I constructed myself a nice little fort in the nether, then I set out to plot the course of the highway using torches. I climbed down and down and eventually discovered an awesome arm of netherrack stretching out over a lake of lava with a bunch of streams dropping down around it. I built the portal at the end of it with the intention of building the highway later. But before I could go through it a fireball blew up the ground I was standing on and sent me plummeting into the lava.

I respawn and go back into the nether with some basic supplies because I really want to see where the new portal goes. As I warp through a huge pale face looms up behind one of my fort's narrow windows, and shoots a fireball at me. I move but it hits my portal and breaks it. I freak out briefly because I forgot to bring a flint, but then I remember the other portal. I can just go through there and find the materials for a new flint, then come back and fix my old portal.

I jump into my new portal eagerly, but reappear in total darkness. The portal is in the middle of a deep and dark cave, deep enough for veins of gold ore to line the walls. I start setting out torches, hoping to find the way out soon, but I run out long before I see anything that looks like the way up and out. I'm lost, and the zombies just keep coming out of the shadows, and my sword doesn't have much durability left.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Massive Minecraft Castle

This huge castle is impressive in many ways - using over 58,000 stone and dirt before it was levelled.

Huge minecraft castle

View of the courtyard

One of the safehouses

Bridge connecting the castle

Thursday, 10 March 2011

minecraft cathedral with waterfall

Do you like water running down your Minecraft structures? Check out this excellent cathedral:

minecraft cathedral with waterfall
minecraft cathedral with waterfall