We're Finally Excited About a WWII Game Again. It's... Minecraft?

World War II is not something we see every day in the ocean of blocky castles and rollercoasters that usually make up Minecraft's visually compelling constructions. That makes this WWII-themed Minecraft map that much more unique and amazing. It was made by two friends, Rythma and Sycoinc, who compiled this dramatic video to show off the best parts of their incredibly detailed map.

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It's set in the 1940s and has everything else needed to complete the image: a city under attack, heavy bombers (bonus points for whoever can identify them), cruisers and frozen explosions. Here are some stills in case you prefer that kind of thing:

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Illustration for article titled Were Finally Excited About a WWII Game Again. Its... emMinecraft/em?

WWII Themed Invasion (cinematic battle scene) [Rythma, Planet Minecraft]

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What do people see as a sort of acceptable time-frame for games/media to be made about historical events?

I mean, we've got a lot of games about WW2, and loads of RTS titles that cover older conflicts. We have a few set during Vietnam, but not many, and I seem to remember there being a couple that have taken place during the first Gulf War and other such modern conflicts.

But then we get to what's happening right now. Afghanistan, Iraq, etc...we've got a few films, a tonne of books, but no games (I was interested in that Fallujah one, but that got canned quite quickly).

So...yeah, what do people think is an acceptable time-frame for these things? Do we have to wait for a large portion of those involved to no longer be with us? Or is it something else?