King’s Landing Comes to Voxel-y Life in Minecraft
The dedication some Minecraft aficionados have to their other fandoms has shone once again, as a crew of several builders has gone to great lengths to recreate King’s Landing, the capital city of Westeros, in their game of choice.
Pulled straight from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, or, for those more familiar, HBO’s Game of Thrones television series, this replica is one of many being constructed by a group united under the banner of Westeroscraft, numbering around a hundred members. According to their initial posting of their triumph on Reddit, King’s Landing alone took about four months of work, with a grand total of nearly 3,000 individual buildings filling the town. Each residence has even seen hands-on interior decoration, which goes to show just how deep Westeroscraft’s attention to detail really goes.
While the image gallery linked in the original post is quite impressive on its own, the Westeroscraft Minecraft server is open to visitation, should you want to see King’s Landing and other Westerosi landmarks they’re working on up close. Just pop “mc.westeroscraft.com” into a new multiplayer server slot in your Minecraft client, and enjoy a walking tour. If you’d like to see how far along they’ve come in recreating the world of Westeros without getting quite so hands-on, the Westeroscraft folk also have a livemap of their server at which you can peek. The Westeroscraft home page provides a nice hub for all of the above, while also showing off some of their other Westerosi projects, including Dragonstone and Harrenhal.
Replies to the Reddit post implied the Westeroscraft crew plan to make their map downloadable by the public at some future point, but not until everything has been completed. According to pizzainacup, the initial poster, completion stands at around 70% at this point in time.
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