College students use ‘Minecraft’ to recreate a digital RIT campus

One brick at a time — that’s how members of RIT’s Digital Gaming Society are constructing a digital model of the RIT campus within the online game Minecraft.

As universities throughout the nation closed their campuses and moved to on-line programs as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, many college students went to Minecraft as a approach to keep linked with their colleges. The sport Minecraft permits a number of gamers to collaborate on constructing buildings and designing landscapes, together with recreating bodily locations.

“It was apparent that college students at RIT can be curious about a venture like this and we had the sources and data to make it occur,” stated Lauren Suter, vice chairman of RIT’s student-run Electronic Gaming Society (EGS). “After we moved to on-line courses, it wasn’t lengthy till RIT Pupil Authorities reached out to us and requested if this was one thing our membership would capable of facilitate.”

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