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Genesis Turtle - A Living Ark (HITC Contest)(4th Place)

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Level 55 : Grandmaster Grump
Genesis Turtle - A Living Ark
- Done by Tech Zero (a.k.a. Destiny Gene or Art Dei Tech)

Hello! This is a contest build succeeding my former ones including Rollerquester and The Black Citadel. This is inspired by the presence of world turtles and disc worlds, and, since we were required to build on the special map provided, I may have completely terraformed the existing middle island into one inside a gigantic organic turtle. Link is downloaded as provided, and again, there will be no cinematic as I've hoped, due to very little time. Nevertheless, the build has come with many exciting features, but will be disclosed in the spoilers below :)

The screenshots include:
GLSL Shaders Mod, compatible with Minecraft Forge 1.6+
Chunky Render, downloadable freeware
Renders commission by Qmans
Qmans' PMC page here: http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/qmans/
Official Spotlight Video by Rooster Teeth, thank you so much!

If you like this project, give it a diamond! If you want to see more of my work, subscribe!
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Full Details about the Turtle (refer internet for Turtle organs)
Basically this turtle reflects both the functions of the organs of a turtle with the functions of the Earth. Some of the few features are listed below:

The Heart
The heart of a turtle always generally pumps blood to every muscle and cell in the body. In the Genesis Turtle however, it pumps a form of life energy that it takes from the lungs (a group of trees), and passes it to its head and limbs. The rest of the energy is used for sustaining the conditions inside the turtle including heat energy for temperature, light energy to avoid spawning of demons in the timestream, and potential energy - food - for the animals inside.

Bile (The Waterfalls)
Bile in a system is used to set blood conditions such as pH and temperature to normal levels. In this case, the bile is in the form of purifying water that flow nearby any organ in the body, purifying and moisturing the matter to keep them working properly.

The Liver lobes (The Legume Colonies)
The liver is a center for deanimation and detoxification, making use of nitrogen compounds. Here, the legume colonies contain chemosynthetic bacteria that fiaxate nitrogen into more useful components such as nitrates for the growth of plants and crops.

The Stomach (The Rocky Springs)
The stomach contains digestive acid and enzymes to remove waste and digest food products. Although it is symbolized here, it is only used for it's acidic nature (we substituted acid for warmth, therefore hot springs!). Be careful not to break the vents though, invisible blazes lie there for the smoke particle effect.

These are some of the few features, one mroe iconic one was the Trachea or the Wind Tunnel, but it just contains wind chimes for the decorations and all.

The presence of Genesis Turtles throughout the cosmos have always been the origins of life on Earth and other planets, including those of the Nether and the End dimensions. The turtles overcome their limits by swimming through time and space, delivering all required forms of life on any dimension or planet habitable for the life they have inside. Turtles do not survive on light from the stars alone, but from the sustaining life that coincides with it's own.

Intelligent beings have scavenged for any evidence if these exist at all, whether they were the cause of life and evolution in their planet. They could solve the mysteries of the foreboding heavens and hells in which their lives would depart into, or be created. Yet the turtles flow through time itself to avoid any physical encounters with the life it has given, until now.

Suddenly, dimensions have torn themselves in one millionth of a second. Steve had managed to rip a portal to the Nether once before, and yet accidentally did it again through the timestream of the turtles. To avoid any further damage to the existing universe, the timestream allowed Steve's body to inhabit one of the oldest Genesis turtles - a space safe for lifeforms to coexist - but for how long? Steve knew his ship was no where to be seen, and may not be able to find a way back home, unless he were to make this turtle his own. To his eyes laid a beautiful paradise filled with lush, plains and waterfalls, encased by the glass dome of what appeared to be the insides of the Turtle's shell. The wind stroked all sides of his body constantly from one direction, and tranquil waters from hills endlessly flow without spilling a drop. A perfect heaven as it seems, though led another choice to turn back home.

His only way out would be through the Nether, where he could venture to find his lost ship and possibly contact Matre Xavier again; the ores from Earth also existed here in the Turtle. Otherwise he could spend his lasting days gazing at the radiant sun everyday, exploring and admiring the vastness of the turtle and making a life there - his home.

For the full experience, turn to survival mode, and live the dream now!
Progress100% complete

1 Update Logs

The Fame Update : 12/01/2014 10:25:38 pmDec 1st, 2014

Once again, a very big thank you for all your support. If you have any doubts about downloading this map, you can comment or pm me.
I have asked Roosterteeth to feature this map, and they actually did! I was so honoured, and I couldn't have made it without everyone's support!

Additional Changes have been made to the map:
- A spawn area featuring my official logo and Nether portal area
- A fix for 1.8 where I replaced the lapis lazuli blocks having false id values and appeared invisible
- A Tower of Pimps to thank the Rooster Teeth team for the spotlight

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... my brain... hurt xD
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • September 29, 2018, 9:18 pm

My brain hurt trying to make this back then xP

Thanks tho :D
  • DreamBliss
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 5, 2018, 12:19 am
The download link is no longer working.
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • July 5, 2018, 12:25 am
It's probably the adf.ly, I can pm you the direct link if you want
  • DreamBliss
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 5, 2018, 1:49 am
Yes please!
  • Maestro01
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 26, 2016, 6:38 am
11/10 IGN better than Harold.
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • June 26, 2016, 8:38 am
Who's Harold?
  • Maestro01
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 27, 2016, 10:00 am
A flying turtle built by gaming Youtuber NerdCubed. Harold's like a teeny tiny baby turtle compared to this.
  • Fantistic
  • Level 25
  • Expert Artist
  • June 28, 2015, 3:15 pm
I almost shit my pants once I saw this.
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • June 28, 2015, 3:41 pm
That is pretty much everyone's reaction when this came out day one xD
  • Fantistic
  • Level 25
  • Expert Artist
  • June 28, 2015, 4:48 pm
Oh phew, I thought It was just me.
brb changing pants..
  • RenegadeRad
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 24, 2015, 9:40 am
this is truely artistic and beautiful. I love this. this should be featured in some Fiction movie :D
The fact that this is a turtle that is habitable reminds me of World of Warcraft
  • Acacia_Tree
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 2, 2014, 12:46 pm
too many holes...eww tripophobia... or somethig like that
  • jai290
  • Level 21
  • Expert Ninja
  • December 1, 2014, 5:32 pm
You are completely MAD!!!
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • December 1, 2014, 5:36 pm
Mad-jestic :)
  • jai290
  • Level 21
  • Expert Ninja
  • December 2, 2014, 3:42 pm
yeah something like that
file is corrupted, please re-upload.
the map down load doesnt work
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • October 26, 2014, 8:55 pm
Are you sure? Almost everyone was able to view it, maybe the link is outdated. I'll try downloading it again, see if it doesn't work anymore
  • Nyan_Thor
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Pirate
  • September 14, 2014, 7:22 am
Looking around at your creations, I see amazement. You have amazing creations for contests, and I appreciate that (lol). Keep up the good work!
maby this is just me nitpicking but an ark is a box so by definition not an ark
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • September 2, 2014, 1:38 am
Thats the Ark of the Covenant you were probably referring to. Besides, I adapted Ark from Noah's Ark, I also don't know why there are two meanings :P
an ark of any sort is a box
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • November 18, 2014, 4:21 am
Ohh ok, but if you think about it. It's a container or a vessel carrying something inside :O, my turtle contains life and a big island inside, haha.
I understood your point though, but no other cooler word to use other than ark xP
  • 1234560
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Network
  • August 18, 2014, 7:02 am
OMG! This is the most amazing build I have ever seen. :) It should've won 3-2-1st place!
  • jduartemiller
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 7, 2014, 4:08 pm
I really enjoyed this project. It was beautiful. Congratulations on 4th place. By what you state in your description, was this only built by you?
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 7, 2014, 5:29 pm
Yep, I planned, terraformed and designed it. Although I did start 10 days after the contest was announced, because of idea crisis in my head x_x
  • Tickandtock
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 7, 2014, 12:58 pm
Well isn't this outstanding.
I like the texture you put on his arms, and the gold is nice too.
I understand the love of turtles.. truly...
     Just not when they beat me in execution points. Great job!
  • eagoy
  • Level 48
  • Master Lava Rider
  • August 7, 2014, 12:03 pm
4th place, third ifn´t pandora blocks sneaked back in.
But still excellent done with the turtle and detail.
  • PixelHacker
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Narwhal
  • August 7, 2014, 10:26 am
This is Amazing! I LOVE Turtles!!! Diamond, fav, and subscribe from me!
Just amaz
  • BlueheatXx
  • Level 21
  • Expert Architect
  • August 6, 2014, 6:07 am
The first thing that popped into my mind when I took a quick peek, was that I thought "....Mists.. of Pandaria"?
  • Air_Enderman
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 5, 2014, 10:43 pm
I'd love to have the seed for this to see it for myself. This will probably get 4th or 5th place. Extraordinary job!
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 8, 2014, 3:57 pm
Well you thought right, got 4th place xP
  • gm1234
  • Level 28
  • Expert Skinner
  • August 5, 2014, 2:47 pm
WOW!!! This is a winner I think!
mother of turtles... she's huge and beautiful
  • Bawne
  • Level 29
  • Expert Toast
  • August 5, 2014, 4:15 am
turtle swag
  • Efcluke94
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 5, 2014, 1:59 am
Very clever, good luck in the contest
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 5, 2014, 2:05 am
  • Reer123
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 4, 2014, 4:33 pm
This is very nice, reminds me of a disc world type thing.
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 4, 2014, 5:42 pm
That was my idea before this, but the mountains on the island couldn't fit with the world height limit for a turtle that size, so I put it inside the shell instead
  • Reer123
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 5, 2014, 3:44 am
  • Reer123
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 8, 2014, 5:48 am
You got 4th gj
  • LittlePelt
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Robot
  • August 4, 2014, 3:08 pm
u should win
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 4, 2014, 3:33 pm
Nah, I'm going for third place at least for the originality, I've seen a heck of good entries out there
  • SnewDerp
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Blob
  • August 4, 2014, 2:59 pm
Meh gurd.  This turtle is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Too awesome to be true! >.<
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 4, 2014, 3:39 pm
If you check it out yourself, it's too awesome to be false either :3
  • SnewDerp
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Blob
  • August 4, 2014, 4:50 pm
I wish I could >.<
<--- Owner of a realllllllllllly slow computer ;-;
But I guess it is too awesome to be false either :p
  • Gab_Cab
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • August 3, 2014, 4:56 am
Oh my herman the turtle is gigantic
  • joboo121
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 2, 2014, 11:55 pm
Looks awesome, unfortunately I don't know how to install .rar files. Here's a diamond, anyway.
  • maklom
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • August 2, 2014, 6:32 pm
dayum nice turtle. I love turtles holy cow that's huge. that's the biggest organic I've ever seen and it's so realistic! :0
  • Mercymike
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • August 2, 2014, 2:44 pm
What a beauty, very nice :)
  • Airplane123
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Modder
  • August 2, 2014, 1:41 pm
OMG how many times do i got to say it this is a rar file format it cant be used for a world
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 2, 2014, 5:19 pm
You have to open the RAR file and drag the folder with the same name inside to your Minecraft saves folder

EDIT: RAR is a type of ZIP file which is also allowed for the contest and upload of worlds online, yet it holds more advanced features and is mostly free for many people to use.

Here's a tutorial for you guys if you don't know how to extract the world save :O

Awesome! :D
  • pottsjes
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 1, 2014, 7:10 pm
Hey so i just downloaded the save file but when i went into the world i spawned in a flat world next to a village... i tried flying up but didn't see anything... can you help? can someone post the coordinates?
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 2, 2014, 12:47 am
Oh, that was probably the issue I have with MCedit's repopulate option, are you sure it's the right save file? I could post another one up and pm that one to you
Best Thing i have ver seen!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Artist
  • August 1, 2014, 1:56 pm
This is so atmospheric. Thanks for the inspiring work. Good luck in the contest. My guess is that there's more to this build than shown in the pictures. But I still have to DL. ;)
  • XDdrummer
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 1, 2014, 1:55 pm
Turtle is very impressive, though the rest of the map seems like basic terraforming. Great job, nonetheless!

Edit- Realized there are actually a fair amount of builds throughout the build :p
  • Qmans
  • Level 47
  • Master Architect
  • August 1, 2014, 1:46 pm
this looks amazing
  • SamoaSpider
  • Level 40
  • Master Spider Rider
  • August 1, 2014, 1:03 pm
thats one huge-ass turtle! c:
  • DDavid98
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Ranger
  • August 1, 2014, 10:54 am
100th diamond ;)
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 1, 2014, 4:00 pm
this is amazing! should put 4 elephants on its back with a huge flat circular world on their backs :D
  • Art Dei Tech
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Grump
  • August 1, 2014, 4:02 am
With the island size, probably impossible because of the height limit, but thanks for the compliment!
np good job with this though, hope you win :)

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