A custom Minecraft Map has been created from the sun-drenched ruins at Nier Automata. You can download it and use it to explore your copy of the immensely popular sandbox game. ‘Abandoned City’ is an ambitious and impressive map that looks even better with some choice Minecraft mods and shaders installed.
Viator, a Minecraft modder, created Abandoned City. It’s an expansive city map, featuring ruined office buildings and skyscrapers that have become overgrown with moss and other foliage, while water has covered the pavement below. It’s strikingly similar in tone and architecture to the City Ruins zone in Nier Automata, even including some buildings that have slumped over to the side.
The tilted buildings are always neat to see, but they’re particularly impressive rendered so well in Minecraft’s rigid cube-based grid. Buildings lean at varying angles, too – the ways they lean look surprisingly natural in this map, which must have taken a lot of attention to get right.
There’s lots to explore in Abandoned City, including an NPC village. Viator – who’s been working on this map for more than a year – recommends using the OptiFine optimisation mod, version 3.0 of the Nostalgia Shader to get the best results with the map.
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