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Madison County turns virtual

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – A BYU-Idaho student is turning Madison County into a virtual world on a video game called Minecraft.

Minecraft is a 3-D video game that allows users to build and create, explore and battle.

After Drew Whiffen posted some of his work on Facebook, locals were fascinated by what they saw; sharing and commenting on the post making it go viral.

Whiffen says the project is only 25% complete. He and his team have completed much of Rexburg, but still have some parts to finish. Since their goal is to create all of Madison County, they will also include Sugar-Salem and Archer.

They started the project back in 2011.

Their server has a community of 800 people, 80 of which are builders. There are 6 builders, 7 including Whiffen, working on the Madison County project. The others are working on other worlds on their server.

They hope to be able to release it for download in the summer of 2024.

They are looking for more builders to join their team. To fill out an application, click HERE.

To follow the progress, click HERE or HERE.

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