Giant Minecraft Darwinian!

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Giant Minecraft Darwinian!

Postby Chris » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:13 am

HOLY SHIT!

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It's surely the biggest Darwinian that has ever existed! This is a massive Darwinian built by hand in the world of Minecraft, by some of our most insane fans. No editors or importers were used in the construction of this guy (i'm looking at you, starship enterprise) - everything you see here was painstakingly built by hand over many days.

This guy was the third Darwinian constructed, and by far the largest. At the end of the video the camera looks back on the second Darwinian constructed, who (at the time) appeared pretty damn big. They've pretty much hit the limit of size with the third attempt : his feet sit on the bedrock at the base of the world, and the top of his head is way above the clouds.

Minecraft is without doubt my game of the year. It warms my heart that a game like Minecraft can be created by one man, and can find a massive playerbase in our games industry. And doesn't it say something about games that the free version has more capability than the pay version, but was hugely less popular? The version you pay for has scarcity of materials, and limits on your capabilities within the world. The free version lets you do whatever you want, whenever you want. How backwards is that?

Edit: Visit the monument yourself in Minecraft!
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Postby Xocrates » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:44 am

Thanks for the official recognition Chris :) And thanks for making great games with such iconic characters that we would feel happy paying tribute to.
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Postby Jordy... » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:33 pm

Nice shit guys, I like the subversion one, maybe you should make wall paintings which tell kinda of a story, or the evolution of the darwinian.
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Postby ynbniar » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:36 pm

Amazing construction guys...I've not had any time to get into Minecraft but while watching you build this behemoth I wondered about a different perspective to make an even bigger DG...what about a Nazca Line darwinian...how big can you go in the horizontal plane?
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Postby Xocrates » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:43 pm

ynbniar wrote:how big can you go in the horizontal plane?

If you're talking just the shape on the floor, it could, in theory, be larger than the surface of the Earth :P If you're talking a 3D darwinian, it would be on as thick as this one is tall (120 blocks) and 6 times that in length.

Either way, I'm not planning on doing anything bigger. This one was absurd as it is :P
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Postby xyzyxx » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:35 pm

Yeah, the giant Darwinian is the tallest vertical height possible; it goes from the very bottom of the map to the very top.
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Postby Jordy... » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:38 pm

ynbniar wrote:Amazing construction guys...I've not had any time to get into Minecraft but while watching you build this behemoth I wondered about a different perspective to make an even bigger DG...what about a Nazca Line darwinian...how big can you go in the horizontal plane?


You do know there are no aliens present in this game as it is..?
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:04 pm

We're in the news! Hi Mom!
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Postby Feud » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:43 pm

Yay for Lavawinian!
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Postby zach » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:53 am

I should have known people in here play Minecraft to death as well.

bert_the_turtle wrote:We're in the news! Hi Mom!


You can retire.
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Postby Feud » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:08 am

zach wrote:I should have known people in here play Minecraft to death as well.


Perhaps you haven't noticed the 18 page Minecraft thread:

http://forums.introversion.co.uk/introv ... php?t=2558

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Postby zach » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:20 am

I haven't been looking for that thread until now. Thanks, Feud.

I've been meaning to come back to this place, so I guess I shall.
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Postby skull13 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:47 pm

ynbniar wrote:Amazing construction guys...I've not had any time to get into Minecraft but while watching you build this behemoth I wondered about a different perspective to make an even bigger DG...what about a Nazca Line darwinian...how big can you go in the horizontal plane?


Depends... If you pay for the game... FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. Forever.
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:20 pm

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