Minecraft: Mario Tribute Built In The Game
Some people just have all the time and dedication. I mean, how else can three guys recreate the 80s Game Boy title Super Mario Land using 18 million Minecraft blocks? If you don’t consider how the video was made, it is actually pretty blah. You just get to see twenty-two seconds of a black and white video. The guys who worked on the title used a total of 500 hours of work. They need all those hours because they need to use the 18 million blocks to create 800 still images. Each of those images has to be meticulously manipulated through exquisite block placement. In fact, just the huge Game boy frame is already 160 blocks across and 144 blocks tall. So, it took the guys 23,040 blocks just to fill it in. Each of those blocks represents a pixel.
Who are these guys anyway? Well, James Wright is a 21 year old British Carpenter. He lives in England. Joe Ciappa is an unemployed 29 year old. He lives in the US.
So how did they even meet? Wright wrote, “We started playing together when GTA 4 came out. We started talking on Xbox and began gaming.”
The guys became fast friends and played Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Rainbow 6 and Minecraft. Now, the two guys are just playing Minecraft. Their original plan, really, was to make a site where they can host video tutorials for game but they soon got to idea to create stop motion videos using Minecraft. The first one they experimented with was Pacman. Then they moved on to Bomberman and Space Invaders. Later on the duo is joined by 29 year old Tempusmori. He lives in the Netherlands. The rest is Minecrafting history.