You know Minecraft, the game that took the world by storm when it released its beta in 2009, right? Well, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 8 years, Minecraft is a game that takes place in a 3D procedurally generated world that lets the players build constructions out of textured cubes. I don’t know if that sounds fascinating to you but, trust me, it is.
So much so, that in 2014, the Danish government decided to create an 1:1 exact replica of their country that was intended for educational purposes. It’s hands down one of the biggest Minecraft creations ever and it was made up of about 4000 billion bricks.
The purpose was for school children to explore nature and landscapes as well as record the game plants and animals that they have seen in nature. Great idea, right?
But then… the Americans showed up.
When American players discovered the Denmark maps they jumped right into the game and did what any logical person would do: they started planting American flags and blowing things up! The Danish Geodata Agency who created the maps, disabled the ability to use dynamite but unfortunately neglected to disable the minecart with dynamite item. As soon as the players discovered this, they planted explosives and bombed several Danish towns and built American flags on top of the ruins.
The DGA announced its plans to rebuilt the country and let’s hope this time we won’t have invaders that will find a way to destroy the maps.
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Main Article Photo: Gamespot, Ars Technica
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Sources: Danish government creates entire country in Minecraft, users promptly blow it up and plant American flag | Danish government releases geographic data by way of 1:1 Minecraft map | American hackers ‘bomb’ Minecraft version of Denmark and raise stars and stripes in cyber-attack