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Free 3D Minecraft Downloads from the Tate

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Published November 25th 2014
Minecraft fans go arty at Tate
Minecraft fans, and everyone that loves art and technology move to a Wifi hot spot immediately.

Minecraft Maps

Tate has joined forces with leading Minecraft mapmakers to create virtual 3-D worlds inspired by artworks. The 'maps' known as Tate Worlds are based on paintings and sculptures in the Tate Collection.

These 'maps' were launched today, and are available to download for free online at

Players of the video game can explore and undertake activities and challenges that relate to the themes of the art work, or explore how they were made.

Focusing on the theme of 'Cities' the first two maps are inspired by André Derain's 1906 painting of London, The Pool of London, and Christopher Nevinson's 1920 painting of New York, Soul of the Soulless City.

The whole project aims to offer gamers (and the non-gamers who don't want to miss out) a virtual experience combining art, history and adventure.

In the Gevinson's painting, the players will enter the bustling and fast-changing place of 1920s New York. On entering the Tate Worlds map, Minecraft players will board a train taking them past New York landmarks of the time, before they roller-coast into the future as the skyscrapers go up and up.

There will be six more Tate World maps released over the coming year with different themes, and involving different artists.

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Tate Worlds will be launched at Insomnia53 Gaming Festival, Ricoh Arena in Coventry. For more information and how to download the maps for Minecraft players, visit

We musn't forget the very important end credits ...

Tate Worlds is a collaboration with Adam Clarke, Lead Artist and Producer, The Common People; Map maker Dragnoz and Minecraft builders Kupo, Featherblade and Tewkesape; Jane Burton, Creative Director, and Tony Guillan, Producer, Tate.
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