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Akumu - The Dream Consumer

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Akumu - The Dream Consumer Minecraft Map

You are in the middle of nowhere, you just walked past a valley of blood hills. You haven’t encountered any living species around you. A strong iron scent exudes from the plants, like if they were pumping blood from the ground.

There is a gateway in front of you, the orange coating of the rocks peels off and dissolves as it gets blown by the hot wind.

You are in the vast lands, everything feels hostile and leaves you in confusion. Now you have crossed the gateway, the wind pushes you to the center of the clearing. Your sight is being tricked, now you see on both sides like if it were the reflection of the other. You hear a whispering voice, a giant face comes out of the darkness. His dreadful arms grab you. Your breath stops. The night rises.

Akumu - The Dream Consumer Minecraft Map

Concept and explanation
The idea behind this creation is to incarnate the cycle of time through a personification of a divinity. Also one of the main themes that I wanted to explore is the bipolarity. Here are few examples you can find in the build :
Orange temple/Blue temple

Movement and transformation were also another aspect that we wanted to try to incorporate. There is also a reference to time travelling in the build, can you find it?
Sidenote : Akumu means nightmare in japanese.
Akumu - The Dream Consumer Minecraft Map

Technical aspect
Probably the biggest difference in the execution lies in the fact that blocks aren’t always placed to define the material itself. The process was rather much more instinctive and captures a few similarities with painting techniques. Juxtaposition of different layers, blurring techniques, etc.. So in a way, the overall shaping was very influenced by the colours and textures we wanted to give to the components. You will notice a very sharp jungle and vegetation as opposed to a more fluid and smooth organic.

For the colouring and lighting adjustment, the main trick was to balance terrain with the center piece of this project. Red and green are often two colours that Denzarou likes to match together, they blend very well with dark brown as transition colour.

In the composition aspect we have a few points of symmetry to counterbalance the disorder and the complexity of the shapes and different assets.

This build is dedicated to: Lindblumen & Schnogot

Inspiration board:
Music: Herbst9, Troum, Yen Pox
Artists: Beksinski

Tools used: World Edit, Voxel Sniper.
For more info about the techniques used in this project click here.
Organic: Denzarou & Echto
Terrain, Structures & Environment: Denzarou

We hope you enjoyed it, feel free to leave a comment for feedback or any questions!

CreditEchto, Joebricksy, Crankerman, Lindblumen, Rastamole, Photoze. Ustin_Jay
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10/03/2016 4:08 pm
Level 43 : Master Poro
Lindblumen's Avatar
i forgot to formally thank you here on pmc bruv, i appericiate this => miss the minecraft days
09/03/2016 10:59 am
Level 38 : Artisan Princess
nymphaela's Avatar
wew boi!
08/19/2016 3:31 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Steve
StevenWay's Avatar
This creation is epic A.F.
08/19/2016 6:42 am
Level 37 : Artisan Artist
ChickenMac7's Avatar
Unbelievable. Amazing how much better builds have gotten over the years. Who would've thought back in 2011, that people would make things like this, and at such a large scale. Excellent job.
08/19/2016 2:46 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
qq1301692703's Avatar
Hi Denzarou! I'm an editor of China.
I've found your new project

Akumu - The Dream Consumer

It's really a nice job.
Therefore I'm here to ask if I could repost your project to our website MCBBS:www.mcbbs.net/forum.php.
However, due to the fact that our country has blocked a lot of foreign websites.
So could you allow us create a new Chinese downlink.
I will list your name and the original website clearly.
(Diamond for you :D)
08/17/2016 5:24 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Procrastinator
babbajagga's Avatar
limits of minecraft...

...w8... there are no limits!
08/17/2016 3:32 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Cake
Bienyyy's Avatar
Amazing work you did there.
I am madly in love with the color scheme you guys used
08/17/2016 2:26 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Princess
idlechild's Avatar
Wonderful project you two : )
08/17/2016 2:11 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
Creamymanboy's Avatar
Looks REALLY good
.. Great job
08/17/2016 1:13 pm
Level 48 : Master Architect
dan27's Avatar
Fantastic :O