As if we needed any reminding of how mainstream Minecraft has become, the goddamn Brisbane City Council has only gone and created a to scale version of the city featuring landmarks like the Brisbane River, South Bank lagoon, Brisbane Square, the Story Bridge and the Gabba.
According to the release Brisbane City Council believes the whole project will provide “a number of educational benefits for children from reading, writing, maths, geometry, collaboration and general creativity”.
Early last year Dr Jeff Brand at Bond University encouraged his students to build a version of the University in Minecraft and, after the Queensland floods, actually taught classes in the virtual university.
Yeah, Minecraft is amazing. Even if you don’t play it and have no interest in playing it. It is amazing.
You can find out more about how to download the virtual Minecraft version of Brisbane here.