U.S. QUICKLY STEALS MINECRAFT DENMARK, BLOW SHIT UP
So I’ve heard about Minecraft. But I’ve never played it. I’ve seen kids playing it in passing on phones and tablets. It looks really cool and I likely would have been heavier kid had it been around in my day. But now I’m hearing some crazy news. The Danish government evidently went and made them an entire Minecraft Denmark. But the new Danish iteration didn’t last very long. Why? Because citizens, presumably from the U.S, done went and stole it. Maybe it’s like claiming the moon as real estate. It doesn’t really matter. But it kind of does. You know? I wish our gov was that cool, though.
DANISH GEODATA AGENCY USED 4000 BILLION BRICKS IN VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION
So anyway it was the Danish Geodata Agency that went to all the trouble of recreating the entire country of Denmark on the Minecraft engine. They did this on a 1:1 scale. I don’t know what that means in Minecraft speak. But it is evidently one of the largest creations of any kind in Minecraft. They used roughly 4000 billion bricks and it took up an entire 1 terabyte of data. That’s just nuts. They even used their own 3D elevation model. So what was the point? They were going to use it as a teaching tool! That’s way cool, by the way.
DANISH GOV FORGOT TO DISABLE ONE “DYNAMITE” FEATURE, AMERICANS QUICKLY THREW BOMBS
But it all went sideways and fast. So here’s some more Minecraft speak I don’t get at all. The Danish Geodata Agency disabled anyone’s ability to use dynamite. I take this to mean that that should have secured their creation from anyone editing and changing Minecraft Denmark. But evidently there’s another way to use dynamite, and that’s minecart with dynamite. The Agency forgot to disable that. So players quickly discovered the option and blew. That. Shit. Up. So several Danish towns suddenly had American tanks and flags on top of their ruins.
But the Danish gov agency isn’t too tore up over this. They consider Minecraft to be a fluid environment and won’t reboot. But they will go back in and rebuild if destroyed sections offer nothing new. So far, there have been more than 200,000 downloads of Minecraft Denmark.