UP Diliman student creates a Minecraft version of his college

We The Pvblic

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures and this student created a digital version of the University of the Philippines Diliman using blocks.

JB tells We the Pvblic that he started playing Minecraft when he was in high school. He did buildings, fictional towns, etc. When he entered UP as an architecture student, his fascination with UP buildings grew, so he made one in his spare time.

“But I guess what made me create more is my connection to these buildings,” the 20-year-old said. “Just like every other UP student, these buildings were very important to us, hindi lang dahil UP buildings sila and UP students kami, but because of how these halls bore witness to the collective stories and struggles of all Iskolars ng Bayan.”

Cunanan added, “Kumbaga, dito kami natuto ng mga ideas sa arts and sciences, dito kami nagka-love life haha (if meron), dito rin kami namulat sa kalagayan ng lipunan, naging witness din ang mga ito — since Martial Law-era up until now — kung papaano kumilos ang bawat UP student along with the masses to spark genuine social change inside and outside the university.”

The fifth-year college student says he started making his UP Diliman Minecraft project during his freshman year. “Then paunti-unti kong ginagawa since kaunti lang free time ko. But each building usually takes more or less a week, depending on the architectural complexity of the building. And it’s kinda fast already because there are mods you can download.”

“I usually play Minecraft pag breaks — midyear break, Christmas break,” he ended.

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