The Gamer Who Hopes To Journey To The Top Of The Minecraft

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Intrepid gamer sets off to search out the tip of the Minecraft world - although it would take him 25 YEARS

Kurt Mac has already travelled seven-hundred virtual km in the game

Estimates it will take him 22 years to complete his journey

Hopes to reach the 'far worlds' - an space the place the sport begins to break down

By Mark Prigg

Published: 23:51 BST, 28 January 2014 | Up to date: 18:37 BST, 29 January 2014





Anybody who has ventured into the blocky virtual world of Minecraft shortly realises the dimensions of the massively fashionable online recreation.

However for one person, finding out precisely how huge it is has turn into an obsession.

Kurt Mac hopes to reach the sting of the game, a murky space only referred to by the sport's creator as 'the Far Lands' - although he expects it to take 25 years.

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Journey to the end of the world: One of many furthest points in Minecraft reached by Kurt Mac. hopes to succeed in the edge of the game, a murky area only referred to by the game's creator as 'the Far Lands' - although he expects it to take 25 years.


Obtainable on the whole lot from smartphones to games consoles, Minecraft is a digital world made up of square blocks of various materials.

Gamers can break down and build structures by farming and mining.

Every game generates a model new world populated with a novel configuration of timber, plains and mountains, making it ideally suited for exploring.

The world continues to mechanically generate as the player strikes further away from its centre - although its creators have warned of the Far Lands, the place the game's code may start to break down.

Mac started his quest three years ago, in March 2011.

He loaded up a brand new recreation, chose a path and started strolling - and has covered over 700km since.

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His goal if to get to and space of the game Minecraft creator Markus Persson has known as the 'Far Lands,' so far from the center of the world that the game can not help the scale of the world

Just lately, he turned the quest right into a stroll-a-thon for Child's Play Charity, and has so far raised over $160,000.

'I began my YouTube sequence as a regular Minecraft Let's Play, where I built a settlement, searched for resources and explored the world around my spawn point,' he stated.

'After a while I grew impatient and within the 11th episode of the collection decided to pack some essential supplies and head West with the objective of reaching these mysterious Far Lands.

One other shot of the journey to date, revealing snowy peaks.

A map of the journey to date, showing each rest cease as a block - so far over 700km has been lined

'I vowed to make my try for the Far Lands without assistance from any mods or cheats, and I've additionally decided to utilize the popularity of my expedition and switch it into a fundraiser for the Child's Play charity!'

Certainly one of the biggest snags to hit the virtual expedition was when Micrcrafts creators removed the Far Lands

'Sadly, the Far Lands had been removed from the sport when the brand new terrain era code was launched in an replace on September 12th, 2011,' he admitted.

Nevertheless, he vowed not to improve.

'Fear not, fellow Farlanders! I will proceed the expedition in Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 for so long as I have to!'

To date the Minecraft world has remained stable - however there are fears it may develop bugs as the game's limits method.

On his journey, Mac is armed with a sword and a pickaxe, and is accompanied by his trusted companion Wolfie, a tamed wolf he found in the game.

He narrates each episode of his collection.

The collection remodeled right into a sort of podcast, where the subjects I talk about might have little to do with the journey itself,' he told the new Yorker.

'In fact, it is all the time thrilling when Minecraft re-grabs my attention with a perilous cliff, a zombie attack, or a memorable panorama, and that i remember the journey I’m on.'

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