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HyruleCraft Is a Complete Minecraft Re-creation of 'Ocarina of Time'

It's a game within a game--sorta: GenGAME makes a massive Minecraft re-creation of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Minecraft is a great place to make whatever world you want out of virtual building blocks-- whether it be a Game Boy emulator or the Death Star trench. For this week's Minecraft highlight, the mod group GenGame have made 1:1 scale re-creation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (OOT).

The project, called HyruleCraft, took roughly 9 months to complete, starting in May 2011. GenGAME painstakingly replicated every environment in the game--from Hyrule Field, to Kokiri Forest, to Kakariko Village, to the Gorgon Mines. The Nintendo 64 graphics translate really well into Minecraft--Hyrule Castle looks just like it did when I first sneaked into it 13 years ago.

According to GenGAME's website, this is just the first stage for HyruleCraft, and it only contains the above ground elements of the world map. Stage 2 of the build will include all the dungeons, temples, and eventually the entire game world.

The ultimate goal of HyruleCraft project is to host a RPG/MMO server with "quests, classes, experience and leveling, and a fan-written storyline that continues the story after the events of OOT's child timeline."

If you want to see the Minecraft version of Hyrule, you will need to download the map pack and join the alpha testing server at IP: Don't forget to keep up with GenGAME as they will regularly put up updates in their behind the scenes video podcasts HyruleCraft Weekly.

[Planet Minecraft and GenGAME via Joytiq and Geekosystem]

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