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2187: Alpha Centauri

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2187: Alpha Centauri Minecraft Map
2187: Alpha Centauri Minecraft Map
2187: Alpha Centauri Minecraft Map

A personal note from me :)

I normally don't build modern or sci-fi builds like that. When exploring the aweomse islands McMeddon created, I naturally tried to find spots to build a castle or village or other fantasy/medieval things I'm used to building. I thought about it for a while and then decided to scrap that and try something entirely new for once.

As this contest is sponsored by Nvidia and their RTX ray-tracing graphics card, I had the idea of building something that would look great with ray-tracing. Something that takes advantage of bouncing light and lighting in general. I quickly came to the conclusion that sci-fi builds with lots of artificial light would be the most interesting.

What is more sci-fi than a space ship? A space ship sounds good and all but how would I integrate it into this world? Several ideas came to my mind when flying through the world. One of those ideas was a (StarWars) Tatooine-like desert city near the vulcano that is under attack by a space ship. I was very unsure about it at that time and a city under attack seemed very daunting to me (as I'm not exactly experienced with sci-fi builds). However, when I found the jungle I immediately knew what I was going to do: Use the jungle as contrast to my sci-fi build and build an industrial mining site. The ship would be integrated as a cargo ship, as apposed to a battle ship. All of that with modern sci-fi lights and the reflections in the ocean would make a great ray-tracing experience, so I thought (can't really confirm, SEUS PTGI runs on like 5 fps...).

I tried my best at integrating some lore into the map. I built every building and structure with it's potential purpose in mind. I thought this would make the build coherent and bring it to life. I think it turned out quiet well. You can read about the buildings in the texts above.

This project was fun to build. I learned a lot and even found a new building style for myself. Thanks Nvidia and PMC for hosting this contest and props to McMeddon for creating this awesome terrain!

As always, you're free to download and use this map for whatever you like as long as you don't claim it your own and give me credits.
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Update #2 : by BuildingBrute 01/08/2022 7:15:11 pmJan 8th

Changed the links to the images to Imgur. I'm no longer hosting them myself. That's all. Thank you'll for the nice comments and thanks NVIDIA for chosing this submission as winner! This is so amazing <3

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01/13/2022 4:51 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Mage
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Very well made map with an interesting story behind it too.
01/13/2022 5:18 pmhistory
Level 48 : Master Procrastinator
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Thanks! I'm glad you like it! Also thanks for taking the time to read the story too!
01/11/2022 9:41 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Miner
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This is literally too good to be true
01/11/2022 7:51 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
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Congratz, well deserved with the efforts!
01/11/2022 8:04 am
Level 48 : Master Procrastinator
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01/09/2022 8:19 am
Level 39 : Artisan Loremaster
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Wonderful work with the presentation - the video, the renders, and even the post!
01/09/2022 8:57 am
Level 48 : Master Procrastinator
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Thanks :) I'm glad you like it.
01/08/2022 7:18 pm
Level 48 : Master Procrastinator
BuildingBrute avatar
Thanks to NVIDIA for chosing this submission as winning submission! This is actually amazing <3 I did not expect that at all since so many amazing submissions were submitted! I checked out every single one of the submissions and I love all of them and some are absolutely jaw-dropping! Make sure you check them out too: Submission gallerie.

This contest was so much fun! Thanks Planetminecraft for hosting and NVIDIA for sponsoring this contest!
01/08/2022 10:56 amhistory
Level 75 : Legendary Senpai
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What an incredible Map!

I´m impressed beyond words!

and GG for Winning!
01/08/2022 5:20 pm
Level 48 : Master Procrastinator
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Thanks a lot! This is especially flattering coming from you! You made such an amazing terrain! It was so much fun building on it!
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