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Scarborough To Be Recreated In Minecraft

Scarborough To Be Recreated In Minecraft

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:03am 17th October 2016.

Scarborough is set to be recreated in the virtual world of Minecraft.

It's part of Coastival, which takes place in February at Scarborough Spa. The aim is to build all the iconic buildings and shoreline in the computer game, which is essentially a computerised version of Lego.

Minecraft is one of the most popular computer games in the world, with more than 24 million copies of the game being sold on PC alone. 

An operation is now underway to get schools, colleges, community groups and individuals to create buildings, parts of the town and even their own house within the game.

The idea is being co-ordinated by Krash Labs, a computer club run for children aged between six and sixteen based at the YMCA in Scarborough. 

The idea is one of four new commissions taking centre stage at Coastival, each of which will bring something new, unusual and exciting to the two day festival.

Owner of Krash Labs Guy Baumann describes which landmarks have already been created,

"The castle's been built, we've done the lighthouse and the pier and we've just completed the Spa itself.

So it's going to be interesting because when you actually go into the virtual world you'll go into the Spa so it will be quite a recursive experience. You'll spawn into where you actually are in real world."

Coastival director Wendy Holroyd said of the event, 

"Creating Scarborough in Minecraft is probably going to be the most ambitious thing Coastival has ever attempted. 

"What appeals to us most is that it is going to be a real community effort, with dozens of people getting involved and creating their own special parts of Scarborough and bringing it all together to complete the job during the weekend." 





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