Minecraft Helps Virtualize UN Regeneration Sites

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A special collaboration between a video game developer and the United Nations will help craft 3D landscapes for prospective construction projects.

According to a BBC report, Minecraft maker Mojang will assist UN Habitat with imagery for up to 300 sites globally through a project called “Block by Block.”

“We’ll be putting it into the game so people can walk around and feel like it’s as real life as possible,” Mojang employee Lydia Winters stated in the BBC’s report.

Once that occurs, residents will be able to edit the construction sites to properly determine how the money afforded should be best spent. Mojang, meanwhile, has already made the Undugu playground, expected to be constructed in Nairobi, available through the initiative.