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Minecraft user builds virtual city over two years

Luke Johnson



What do you do if you have a copy of Minecraft and far too much time on your hands? You spend two years building a virtual city, of course.

Well, at least that’s what one American student has done. Duncan Parcells, 19, has used more than 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks in constructing the digital location he's dubbed Titan City.

With nothing more pressing to do with his time, Parcells has plunged an average of five hours a week into the gaming project over the past 24 months.

That’s a sizeable 120 hours – or five full days.

Although not an exact replica of the Big Apple, Delaware-based Parcells has revealed that Titan City has been “inspired by New York.”

“A lot of people think it’s a recreation, but it isn’t,” he told the BBC.

Now containing 96 buildings, Parcells first starting building the virtual city after spending 18 months creating a copy of the World Trade Center.

With plans to add to the project with an airport and sports stadium, the teenage gamer has described the project as “an outlet for architecture and energy.”

He added: “I’ve always liked architecture. I’m most proud of the less modern builds, the more art deco, Victorian-style builds.

Since having gained Minecraft infamy, Parcells has revealed fellow gamers are now offering to aid in the building of Titan City.

“A lot of people drop by and want to walk around and explore or help with the build,” he said. “A lot of them help with roads.”

Despite having committed his better teenage years to the game, the Minecraft whizz-kid has suggested his parents are “glad I don’t play it too much.”

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October 19, 2014, 12:22 pm

Your maths is bad. 5 hours per week for 24 months is not 120 hours... 4.5 million blocks in 120 hours is a feat. Yuki

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