Considered as one of the best games ever developed, Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks, where players, both privately and on multiplayer mode, create buildings and explore virtual worlds. The creations in Minecraft are either structures of fantasy and virtual reconstructions of real buildings.
Given the great appeal that the game has, especially among the young people, many real-life organisations have created their maps in the Minecraft universe; now the British Museum intends to join in and digitally reconstruct in Minecraft both its structures and its collections.
A call for volunteer gamers was launched to help recreating the British Museum’s building, and the response was really enthusiastic. The project is currently in its early stage but it seems to be a very appreciated and interesting idea, and follows other institutions such as the Danish Goverment which are already virtually present in Minecraft.
Ed Barton, an analyst of company Ovum, told the BBC that the British Museum’s move to Minecraft would help it be “perceived as something fun”, and would potentially become an effective educational tool among a younger public.
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