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Make giant sculptures in your neighbourhood

Pave the streets with gold

Turn your home into a castle

Subvert urban design: cover it with flowers

… or simply…

Dip your toe into Minecraft for the first time

 

Explore, play, build…
then join in a FREE! meet-up

11am-5pm, Saturday 26 May 2018
1 Miller Close, Exeter EX2 5NE

 

Go to the "Minecraft my home" website


More about the meet-up

Yes, it’s FREE!

All ages are welcome. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Hey, the adult might have fun too!

We’ll have one or two computers available, but we recommend that you bring your own with Minecraft installed. You are responsible for keeping an eye on your valuables.

Pop in whenever you like during the day. I’ll be providing some refreshments along the lines of tea, coffee, squash, biscuits. It would be helpful if you could tell me you’re coming so I have an idea of numbers.


How to access the St Loyes world in Minecraft – for newbies and old hands!

You can play with Minecraft St Loyes in singleplayer mode, or on a multiplayer server with up to 16 simultaneous players. Multiplayer will be available worldwide for about 6 months, except on 26 May when access will be limited to people in the room.

See the "Minecraft my home" website for crib sheets and downloads.


Terms of use

The “Minecraft my home” world is provided as part of the “Working with Gold” project for you to play, experiment and create.

I plan to make it available for six months, from May to October 2018, but reserve the right to withdraw or restrict access at any time, including for the duration of the meet-up on 26 May. I am not responsible for server outages.

Beyond providing two crib sheets on accessing the world and basic Minecraft play, I am not providing any player support. Please ask the nearest 10 year old!

Please play nicely! I reserve right to kick out and block players found abusing the world.

You agree to give permission to me and others to take screenshots of what you make in the world. You are welcome to take screenshots of the world, but you can’t make commercial use of them. We are all bound by the Minecraft licence agreement at https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula.


How the St Loyes world was created

Exeter City Futures generated St Loyes in Minecraft using the Geocraft software, which takes as its inputs open data from Defra and OpenStreetMap. The colours on OpenStreetMap give the land use – buildings, grass, water, etc; and the Defra LiDAR data give the surface level and the height of buildings and other features.

It’s a great start, but because it’s all automated there are inevitably quirks. For example, railways and bridges don’t quite work; part of Kings Heath is flattened; and there are some interesting water spouts. I think I found all the water spouts and turned them into trees, and I rebuilt the railway (while on a train to London – it was a very odd sensation laying track forward while travelling backwards!). Feel free to make any more corrections.

Exeter City Futures are launching their own Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge with a meetup at 5.30pm on 18 May in their Broadwalk offices in Southernhay. Keep an eye on their website for up-to-date information on the Challenge.


Acknowledgements

This event is held in partnership with Exeter City Futures, and is part of Art Week Exeter. Working with Gold is supported by a Grass Roots Grant from Exeter City Council, and by Digby Community Association.

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