Every now and then a Minecraft creation comes along that is simply awe-inspiring. Without a doubt, this is one of those times, especially for fans of Zelda. An online server of dedicated players and talented crafters have created Hyrule itself, and made both the server and the map download available to the public.
The server, aptly entitled 'HyruleCraft', is a complete one-to-one scale replica of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in all of her blocky glory. As the trailer below reveals, the team crafted locales from all parts of the game and they certainly seem to be accurate representations of the actual in-game locations.
The server has 35 slots, and understandably it's pretty full-up since the public release of the IP (126.96.36.199). Despite the busy traffic, you should certainly take the time to check it out if you're a fan of Ocarina of Time, or even just enjoy seeing talented Minecraft creations. The process of building, planning and creating the recreation took the team behind it nine months, but the results seem to be well-worth the effort - and they're not keen to just end things here.
The creative team behind HyruleCraft have lofty aspirations for their Ocarina tribute, aiming to create unique MMO-style events like NPCs, quests, dungeons and guilds. They're also going to put in free build zones, so you can create a nice Zelda-themed house to call home - preferably within walking distance to Kokiri Forest.
For those who would just like to download the map itself, without the online server hassle, you can do it here. That way, you can TNT things if you get bored! Win-win for everyone!
If you'd like to delve even deeper into HyruleCraft, you can tune into the team's Weekly Show and hear the thoughts of developer Benny Girard, as well as watch their progress in creating new features for the server. As a bonus, it's pretty neat to see how they progressed from a blank landscape into the Hyrule recreation we see today.
If you like the idea awesome projects like HyruleCraft, you'll probably get a kick out of this real-life 3D Minecraft village too.
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