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Minecraft gamers tear virtual Denmark to the ground

Less than a week after its launch, the virtual model of Denmark has been heavily modified


Several large Danish towns have been levelled to the ground in the game (Photo: Colourbox)

April 30, 2014
19:43

by Philip Tees


Since last week users of the Minecraft computer game have been able to explore a life-size model of Denmark in the game.

READ MORE: Gamers can virtually visit and download Denmark in Minecraft

But DR Nyheder reports that within a couple of days the model had been changed radically and the creators of the model will now reboot it.

Chris Hammeken, the chief press officer at the geodata agency Geodatastyrelsen, which originally constructed the model, described some of the modifications users have already made.

Levelled to the ground
“Several large Danish towns have been levelled to the ground and a lot of new things have been built all over the place. We don’t have a complete overview yet, but we’ll probably choose to reconstruct Copenhagen and the other cities,” he told DR.

A user of the entertainment, social networking and news website Reddit, RandomDKguy, posted a screenshot of American tanks invading an area of Copenhagen, complete with a number of Stars and Stripes flying, under the title ‘Americans are going amok in the Denmark map in Minecraft’.

At the time of the model’s launch, Thorbjørn Nielsen, one of the model’s co-creators, had appealed to users to “make changes in Minecraft-Denmark with respect and show consideration for others”.



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