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the land of Soroku (city of the sky) is an ancient Japanese city in the mountains, with a steampunk feel of intertwined bridges walkways and favela like structures. lose yourself amongst restaurants, markets, Onsen, fully decorated homes and much more. still an ongoing project and will continue to grow! I hope you enjoy the map, all feedback is appreciated :)



(custom made resource pack included in the download folder)
Resource pack with assets taken from the custom textures in the adventure map: the mysterious east
as well as from the Nagareru pack originally made by Mangesmith

PS: some of these screenshots and renders are now outdated! new images may be coming soon, including all the new and improved map elements.
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Update #12 : 04/22/2018 4:54:37 pmApr 22nd

Thinking of re-formatting the name of the city

Although when i conceived it about 5 years ago i intended Soroku to be derived from "sora" (sky), i was to naive to realise theres no way of reading the character (空) as "Soro" hahaha. The only way i can think of resolving this is to just utilise Katakana to imply the name is of foreign origin (ソロク). In which case ill need to re-write some signs around the city and edit the thumbnail image.

-northgarms
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  • eagoy
  • Level 47
  • Master Lava Rider
  • April 23, 2018, 9:58 am
~3 years, roughly 8 months since last time a look on this project.
And darn, I can't remember that 8 months ago were those shulker boxs or colored beds. Still impressive to come back & take a look at this project.

Probs for keeping up!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • April 23, 2018, 12:51 pm
thank you! Glad to hear you're coming back for more,i always like to keep this project relatively up to date :)
  • iiPixel
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 10, 2018, 6:17 am
Hey, is there a link for the texture pack? Or can it be downloaded with the world?
  • iiPixel
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 10, 2018, 6:20 am
Oh. Nevermind
This is awesome. I'm gonna get my gaming computer and try this in ViveCraft sometime.
  • albinoEX6
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • February 28, 2018, 7:01 am
a shop that people seem to always leave out is a chemists. I think every steampunk city of all origins should have a chemist.
my username is albinoEX
I would be greatful if you made a chemist
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • February 28, 2018, 8:43 am
I actually already have a few chemists and pharmacies around the city, but i would be happy to build one under your name :)
  • albinoEX6
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • February 28, 2018, 6:57 am
I am also inspired by Japanese architecture, I'm glad I'm nor the only one who makes maps like these.

but yours are way better than I rubbish I make
  • Kirino_
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • February 4, 2018, 10:56 am
That's absolutely beautiful! Diamond Awarded! <3 :3
  • AsianKayla
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 30, 2018, 2:14 pm
can I use this for a role-play map? ill definitely give credit!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • January 31, 2018, 11:33 am
as long as credit is given then yes of course :)
  • SylveRuka
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Mage
  • September 21, 2017, 7:56 pm
It will not let me download it says i can get it on amazon but not from media fire, acuttly never midn i got it to work i just had to kill it
  • Brevlada
  • Level 26
  • Expert Princess
  • September 13, 2017, 11:35 pm
Can't get the download to work... :/
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • September 14, 2017, 8:27 am
is it downloading at all? if so have you checked inside the folder called "LandOfSoroku&ResourcePack" inside theres two files, one with the map and one with the resource pack. hope i could help, otherwise I'm not sure what could be wrong :/
  • xenorumfx
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Miner
  • September 4, 2017, 2:12 pm
Can i use this for showing of my texture
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • September 5, 2017, 2:50 am
If the build is credited then yes :)
  • Kiiyuka
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 29, 2017, 2:34 pm
This looks beautiful... Looks even better when downloaded... Wow, good job!
  • eagoy
  • Level 47
  • Master Lava Rider
  • August 26, 2017, 10:51 pm
I have no clue how it looked like two years ago when I diamonded this, But hell look at it now. It sure is a shame I cannot diamond it twice.

Excellent made!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • August 27, 2017, 12:55 pm
Thank you! Its so nice people appreciate i'm still working on this project even 3 years on :)
  • eagoy
  • Level 47
  • Master Lava Rider
  • August 28, 2017, 9:19 am
That's another thing I have no clue on, how you keep up the motivation on it. I would have restarted the project several times because I got new ideas & I need to realign everything for it.
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • August 28, 2017, 2:09 pm
I enjoy being able to constantly build upon it to make something bigger. Its satisfying seeing the progression in the project from earlier areas to more recent ones, and if i have a new idea, i will just expand and include it :). for me the disorganised nature adds character and realism. I only tend to work on this when i feel like it too, so its not a chore, just an enjoyable thing to return to now and then.
  • eagoy
  • Level 47
  • Master Lava Rider
  • August 29, 2017, 11:01 am
Seems you have figured things properly out to make it work.

By the way, I have been flying throughout the map & destroying things here and there because of the interior maze.
So some feedback here if you don't mind. Well done on making basic interior structures/walls/floors and such. Even more impressive to see here and there in each districts some interior working fully done. For interior detailing tips/suggestions from my side, take a look at this old project of mine.

As for the resource pack, nice minimalistic changes to let things look good. Maybe try to add a similar block type for the nether stairs and such. It gets rather boring to see only nether roofs or full single wooden roofs. Try to combine some to do some accentuating.
that's a long time man, keep up dat epic work!!!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • August 27, 2017, 12:55 pm
thanks, I will!
  • Core_Rain
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2017, 8:53 am
Hello!
I really love this building! I think it is very beautiful and wanted to say you did a good job!
I really love this build and I think you should do more builds! I can't wait to see if you make anything else!
I hope you have not stopped making builds for Minecraft!
-Core_Rain
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 29, 2017, 2:50 am
Dont worry i have not stopped! it may be a while before i start new projects but i have been constantly building on and perfecting this one since about 2013.A new update log + world download should be available soon. Really glad to hear you like my work, it encourages me to keep on going!
  • shenge
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 26, 2017, 8:37 pm
Hi
I am a Chinese Minecraft player I think your map is quite wonderful! Can I share it to a Chinese Minecraft forum for more players? I will list your name and the original address.
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • January 27, 2017, 1:19 pm
Im sorry but someome has already approached me requesting they repost my work on i think the same chinese forum. MCBBS? I would rather only one person share it to the forum to avoid confusion
  • Yakuwari
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • July 28, 2016, 1:17 am
I like it! Looks like straight out of a studio ghibli movie :P
I'm just a bit confused with the name. How is 空く read as soroku?
空く means to become empty and is read as suku.
Anyways keep it up :D
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • July 29, 2016, 3:22 am
Thanks! I've always been inspired by those sort of fantasy worlds! The name has always been something that annoys me too honestly, i initially thought of it long before i started actually learning the language. "soroku" was i think a product of several flaky google translate attempts and my wish to use the character for "sky" or "emptiness" as well as for it to sound "cool". in retrospect i think the crude transliteration is funny, and ill probably leave it that way :P
  • Yakuwari
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • July 29, 2016, 7:00 am
Yeah, I know what you mean. I keep renaming my stuff all the time (commitment issues lol) ;D
can i use it for my server
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 17, 2015, 1:02 pm
id be happy tolet you, as long as im given credit for the build. what server were you planning on using it on? maybe i could check it out? ^_^
A freebuild server with Hungergames, Story, Jump and runs and more
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 20, 2015, 1:09 pm
cool! id like to check it out some time :D, can i have the ip, or is it not complete yet?
  • crazyhobo45
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • June 10, 2015, 5:39 pm
Hey man! I thought this map was cool so I made a video of it on my channel to kickstart the channel again :3

Hope you like!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNhtQzF0mpA
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 12, 2015, 12:10 pm
thank you very much! loved your video, made me so happy XD. i made this build on my own over about a year, the terrain was created randomly with amplified, i don't use world edit (doesent work for this version of minecraft). and a reccomended texture pack is in the description (thats why the redstone torches look weird).
thank you again!
north.
(ps. yes thats my name im a boy XD)
I can't believe it. This actually looks like Japan! This is amazing and you did a great job. I'm not kidding. This is so awesome.
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 12, 2015, 11:49 am
thankyou so much! i love to hear people enjoy my maps ^_^
  • OakKodama
  • Level 42
  • Master Dragonborn
  • February 28, 2015, 7:33 am
This is so nice :)
thankyou so much it means a lot :)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • January 20, 2015, 2:13 pm
This is epic!  Nice job so far!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • January 21, 2015, 6:20 am
thanks!
^-^
Looks like the FyreUK builds but without the dokucraft special tp
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • June 19, 2014, 7:20 am
i was inspired the land of akane build they did to do this

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