HyruleCraft to fuse the worlds of Ocarina of Time and Minecraft
Some highly dedicated fans of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are currently working on a huge project which will make the vast world of the game a part of the world of Minecraft in a project they are calling HyruleCraft.
The crew at GenGames have released an alpha version of the HyruleCraft map, which is but a small sample of what they have planned for the project as a whole. According to their official site, HyruleCraft will eventually became a vast MMO experience filled with quests, epic dungeons, a cast of NPCs, free build zones, guilds, and more.
But for now, the project is merely a map. But it's a very nice, presents a glorious new vision of Hyrule rebuilt in lovely Minecraft pixelated blocks. Here's the trailer for the Alpha release so you can see for yourself:
This is definitely an interesting take on one of the most beloved games of all time, and I have to admit that the blocky, 64-bit aesthetic of MineCraft really fits Ocarina like a glove. But will this fan project built (block by block) with love, capture the imaginations of users the way in which the original N64 cart did all those years ago? Perhaps, but perhaps not. However, you really have to give the developers credit for creating this great tribute to an all-time classic.
That must have taken a looooooot of time! Nice.
Not having played Minecraft a lot, I ask: is there any other way, a mod tool or something, to build stuff other than stacking blocks one by one? 'cuz if there isn´t... WTF, do these guys sleep or what.
Wow, simply amazing, I've known about this minecraft project since the time the road to Zoras domain was posted on youtube, and it's amazing how far this project has leapt since then.
And this is probably where my parents would go commenting: "If only all that dedication would be directed at something worthwile". I'd say that this project is worth the dedication! :D
now it just needs volvagia and i will be gone for a little bit
Minecraft, you just made me want to play you.
Minecraft has infinite possibilities, seeing as OoT is one of the most beloved games of all time, it was just a matter of time before this map came to be
you took the words right out of my mouth.. :O
You took the words right out of my mouth. =p
I just had a nerdgasm.
One of my goals in Minecraft was to re-build Ganon's Castle as it appears in OoT, I don't think I would have the time for this
That looks amazing :O
man this is cool. you get extra points for the skyward sword theme being in there
Hah! I just downloaded that like yesterday! It is pretty interesting seeing how all the landscapes fit together since OOT has these "warp" zone areas that when you pass through them it loads the new data. Being able to transition between all the realms of hyrule without that is rather intriguing and these guys have done a great job at building the whole world.
It would be even cooler if they linked this hyrule to other zelda areas like Termina.
There's also an official server running this map if you follow the link on Joystiq.
Very good fan interpretation of the N64 classic. Let's hope it's not TOO faithful in regards to the Water Temple. [:)]
Looks sweet :) Can't wait