Minecraft which is one of the best-selling video game of all time, with 200 million copies sold across all platforms and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020 headlines the news once again. This time is because of a player who spent a whole two years creating Chernobyl in-game.
The player goes by the name Janisko who takes the reward for bringing Chernobyl to life within the game. The map is called ”Chernobyl Universe” which is built to play in Survival Mode and purposed to mirror real Chernobyl zone.
Janisko hasn’t quite completed yet on her part, she isn’t stopping anytime sooner and plans on to extend the built area even further.
“I am going to build both Chernobyl and other southernmost areas of the zone, as well as the Belarusian part and even the city of Poliske, for example, to inspire Stalker’s Dead City map, ” said Janisko on Planet Minecraft.
Janisko faced a couple of challenges herself while on her journey to bring Chernobyl to life. As being a normal citizen without having access to precise data, she relied on data from the Internet like Google Maps and other sources to recreate the zone, while she also has to improvise and imagine some areas of the region a bit.
“When building this very large map, I proceed with as much data as possible, which I draw mainly from the Internet, such as Google Maps and other useful things. Of course, not all information can be obtained from the Internet, but unfortunately, I do not have other conveniences of data acquisition, which means that when I am forced by this fact, I have to build a little interior improvisation and designation of some buildings or layout some areas I simply have to think.” Janisko added.
Janisko’s newest version of the map I.e v0.02 is now available to download which includes an addition of a substation, a nuclear powerplant, and a couple of other elements to spice the map up a bit further.