Pick & Shovel and Auckland Museum Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft

By: Matthew Codd
Published: Monday 7 Apr 2014 2:09 PM
Pick & Shovel and Auckland Museum Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft

Pick & Shovel, a Minecraft community hosted by Auckland-based Media Design School, is teaming up with Auckland Museum to recreate significant locations from New Zealand's World War 1 history in Minecraft.

A two-day Minecraft camp will be held at Auckland Museum from April 12 - 13, in which volunteers selected from Pick & Shovel members will get together to recreate parts of the ANZAC campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey. 

Once completed, the map will be rolled out to schools to use as a teaching tool to help children understand the war and New Zealand's role in it. The map will also be made available for the public to download and explore.

Those taking part in the Minecraft camp this weekend are some of the top builders selected from Pick & Shovel and Auckland's Alfriston College, but there are two spots open to volunteers from the wider Pick & Shovel community on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information about the project, including details on its rollout to schools and release dates for public access should be available soon.


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Meanvision NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Monday 7 Apr 2014 2:32 PM Posted by Meanvision
Would be interesting to play some of the finished product
scotteffone NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Monday 7 Apr 2014 3:29 PM Posted by scotteffone
Cool! I will very much be interested in having a look at the finished product too. Having been to Gallipoli it will be interesting to see how it looks in Minecraft!
drunk_monk NZGamer.com VIP VIP Silver
On Monday 7 Apr 2014 4:19 PM Posted by drunk_monk
I honestly don't know what I think of this.

I suppose some more positive things being associated with games cant be bad.
reavers NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Monday 7 Apr 2014 11:19 PM Posted by reavers
Pretty neat idea, very creative and it may lead to future benefits as a teaching method in schools!
Bappernz NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 7:21 PM Posted by Bappernz
sounds like a really great idea
kiwibadboy NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Tuesday 22 Apr 2014 4:05 PM Posted by kiwibadboy
Sounds very cool and also pretty useful as well :D Can't wait to see what it looks like
On Wednesday 14 May 2014 10:47 PM Posted by Johkey3
Too late guys I've already done it