Hans Lemurson completed his first working in-game computer for Minecraft, he
was bothered by a comment that kept coming up on forums. People would write,
“Hey, that's a pretty nice computer there, but can it run Minecraft?”
Lemurson's newest creation proves that yes, it can play Minecraft - or at least
it can run a rough 2D approximation of Minecraft. Take a look for yourself.
Lemurson admits that "it's not
truly Minecraft, but it's about as close as you can come with redstone."
The virtual machine allows a player to move an icon in four directions and
create and destroy blocks. Switching between movement and block manipulation is
controlled with a switch, and all actions are limited to 64 tiles on an 8-by-8
grid. It's a crude platformer, but the fact that it exists is incredible
It's not until the last few seconds of
the video that Lemurson offers a glimpse into what's actually going on when a
button is pressed - and the project is massive. Happily, he has created a
second video that walks through how the computer works. We've posted it below.
GamesRadar is the premiere source for everything that matters in the world of video games. Casual or core, console or handheld - whatever systems you own or whatever genres you love, GamesRadar is there to filter out what's worth your time and to help you get even more from your games. We deliver the best advice, the most in-depth features, expert reviews, and the essential guides for all the top games.