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Minecraft fan spends two years building Titan City
It’s been 22 years since Wayne’s World suggested that Delaware was perhaps not the most exciting place – “Or, imagine being whisked away to… Delaware. Hi, I’m in… Delaware”. So what do you do if you live in the Mid-Atlantic state? That’s right, dedicate two whole years to building yourself a more interesting virtual world.
This is what 19-year-old Delaware student Duncan Parcells has been doing, creating Titan City in the Minecraft video game. Built using 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks to construct 96 buildings, Duncan told the BBC that Titan City is inspired by New York. It even has a virtual version of the World Trade Center, which took a year and a half to perfect.
Spending five hours a week on construction duty, using his Xbox 360, the architecture fan is helped by other users and has plans to add an airport and a sports stadium.
Minecraft was created by Markus Persson in 2009 and was sold to Microsoft last month for $2.5 billion. The game registered its 100 millionth user earlier this year and has even been the subject of a couch gag on The Simpsons – to which Mr Persson responded on Twitter: “I STILL feel a bit like it’s just this small game I made at home. It’s so weird to have all these things happen”.
In the time it took for Duncan Parcells to build the city, the Daily Mail reports, almost 17 million copies of the game were sold on Xbox in total.