For the past ten years, the video game world has seen nothing as great in terms of success as Minecraft. With Mojang's sandbox game breaking 200 million in sales last year, it's easily one of the biggest IPs to come out in this, or the latest generation of games. A lot of that can be attested to by the fanbase, who continue to churn out great builds and creative ideas that keep the game interesting, as this person did when he designed and built a water racing circuit.
When uploading a short clip to the Minecraft Subreddit a couple of days ago, user Pacckker showed a project that they have called "Wild Woods", which is a race track that took eight builders to make, with a construction time that lasts about half a year. The video shows an overflight of the runway, which consists of a river acting as a runway running through a wooded area. There is also a YouTube video showing more details, and commenters on the Reddit post have left positive comments on the build.
The YouTube video shows players running around the track in simple boats made in Minecraft. They move through different areas of the circuit, which have been labeled "Dark Forest," "Dimly-lit Quarry," and "Mysterious Cave," and also includes shots of a bridge and numerous wooden lanterns that light the way. The river itself fits in perfectly with the natural surroundings and the accompanying music, which is well known from the game, creates a kind of calm and beautiful atmosphere for the race track, rather than something a little harsher or more aggressive.
While many fans can use the rivers in Minecraft for fishing, Pacckker and his team of builders decided that perhaps there was a more fun way to use the physics of water in the game. A lot of time, effort and creativity has gone into the circuit, and its forest and cave aesthetic gives it that natural air that complements the actual river-based track.
Since its launch in 2011, Minecraft has become a game with almost endless possibilities and replayability. The community of dedicated fans and builders shows that there is still a lot of potential left in the game. It is difficult to imagine that a title of such magnitude and creative mechanics will come to an end, but until that day, users like Pacckker will continue to flood the world of video games with many interesting and unique projects.