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Behold the Minecraft recreation of Reddit’s communal mural from r/place




Behold the Minecraft recreation of Reddit’s communal mural from r/place

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This year’s edition of r/place, Reddit’s huge community internet mural project, is complete. Launched on April 1, 2022, it brought together internet strangers with a common goal: to fill a massively blank canvas, pixel by pixel. The usual ensued: lots of real estate fights over the creation of memes, logos and fan art. But a Redditor decided to follow the project by recreating it in Minecraft, in a code and engineering feat. The result is bluffing and exotic.

I updated r/place in Minecraft to a second version that stacks blocks when they change places

Redditor NickG365 brought this mural to life in the latest version 1.18.2 of Minecraft. Each pixel in r/place represents a tile in the game, and the result reflects how they were placed in real life, on Reddit – those super tall stacks, in the video below, tell the story of the conflicts of territory on the pixels.
In a Reddit comment, NickG365 explained a bit about how it was done. (To be clear: these were not laid by hand!)

I started by looking at how Reddit itself displays r/place in the browser to understand how it works. After that it was just a weekend project of setting up servers to run it and scheduling the Minecraft connect. The plugin connects to Reddit’s servers and receives the same updates they send to everyone else, but knows what color should be which block in-game.

NickG365 originally designed a flat version of the mural, in Minecraft. Watching it is a bit like staring out the window as a plane lands and spotting the neighborhood’s fields and subdivisions.

5 years ago I introduced r/place in Minecraft. Now it’s back and it’s even better! of the place

Reddit’s r/place was first taken over in 2017 – founded by Josh Wardle, who you might know as the creator of Wordle. This remained the only time the massive social experiment was conducted, until another version launched this year. In 2017, NickG365 also made a live updated version of the mural in Minecraft.

#Behold #Minecraft #recreation #Reddits #communal #mural #rplace

Behold the Minecraft recreation of Reddit’s communal mural from r/place

Image: Reddit
This year’s edition of r/place, Reddit’s huge community internet mural project, is complete. Launched on April 1, 2022, it brought together internet strangers with a common goal: to fill a massively blank canvas, pixel by pixel. The usual ensued: lots of real estate fights over the creation of memes, logos and fan art. But a Redditor decided to follow the project by recreating it in Minecraft, in a code and engineering feat. The result is bluffing and exotic.

I updated r/place in Minecraft to a second version that stacks blocks when they change places

Redditor NickG365 brought this mural to life in the latest version 1.18.2 of Minecraft. Each pixel in r/place represents a tile in the game, and the result reflects how they were placed in real life, on Reddit – those super tall stacks, in the video below, tell the story of the conflicts of territory on the pixels.
In a Reddit comment, NickG365 explained a bit about how it was done. (To be clear: these were not laid by hand!)

I started by looking at how Reddit itself displays r/place in the browser to understand how it works. After that it was just a weekend project of setting up servers to run it and scheduling the Minecraft connect. The plugin connects to Reddit’s servers and receives the same updates they send to everyone else, but knows what color should be which block in-game.

NickG365 originally designed a flat version of the mural, in Minecraft. Watching it is a bit like staring out the window as a plane lands and spotting the neighborhood’s fields and subdivisions.

5 years ago I introduced r/place in Minecraft. Now it’s back and it’s even better! of the place

Reddit’s r/place was first taken over in 2017 – founded by Josh Wardle, who you might know as the creator of Wordle. This remained the only time the massive social experiment was conducted, until another version launched this year. In 2017, NickG365 also made a live updated version of the mural in Minecraft.

#Behold #Minecraft #recreation #Reddits #communal #mural #rplace

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