Minecraft replica of Denmark attacked by American gamers

Last week, the Danish government put their replica of Denmark in Minecraft online, providing a 1:1 simulation of the country in-game. However, the hugely popular server has recently gone under attack, through the smuggling of dynamite in a mining cart.

Players managed to cause havoc in the world blowing up areas of the land and placing American flags down in triumph of their success. The Danish government told The Register that they weren’t too concerned with the damage done, stating that it is the nature of the game after all.

The world had originally been built to educate and encourage building skills, and a copy of the entire country is available for download at a mere 1TB size. Overall, the popularity in the server has left the agency pleased, drawing in over 19,000 users and 200,000 map downloads.

We've seen quite a few uses for Minecraft over the months, (including our Neowin Minecraft server), the hugely successful game has attracted millions of downloads online and appeals to all ages.

Find out more information about the server here.

Source: The Register via Engadget | Image via regmedia

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The people who did it have a really ###### attitude. They are destroying someone else's hard work and while digital can be restored easily, it's the thought behind it that matters. It's juvenile ########. If they were able to remain anonymous, would these same ######## destroy physical property?

everyone can talk as much trash about america as they want. but as me this. where does your music come from, where does that software that runs your computer come from? where does that tv show your watching come from? where does that porn you watch come from? where do those games that you love come from? i but 9/10 of those are american products.

When they suggested that in the future wars would be fought by computer, I do not think this is what they had in mind...

Still, better than a DDOS...

If they wanted a real upheaval of epic proportions they should have placed Christian crosses in place of the flags.

As a Dane myself.. Christian and christian.. Well, technically yes because it is in our constitution, but we care just about 0% about religion at all and it is never factored into anything and never mentioned besides when immigrants whine about something. Some parts of the world are more evolved than all that imaginary BS :)

Amplificator said,
As a Dane myself.. Christian and christian.. Well, technically yes because it is in our constitution, but we care just about 0% about religion at all and it is never factored into anything and never mentioned besides when immigrants whine about something. Some parts of the world are more evolved than all that imaginary BS :)

Indeed!
Crosses would only make you giggle. The flags are funny, I want to go there and start burning flags now! :D

To Denmark? Have it it, burn all the flags you want.. Make a cartoon of our queen taking it up the bum by our prime minister.. it's all been done before and we still don't care :)

i guess its time for me to buy a copy of minecraft and revive the Nationalsozialismus in the world of minecraft

Regardless of who did it, did they really think they could put this online and no one would vandalize it? If you can even call it vandalism; it is a game where people are meant to build and destroy things after all. They do have copies of the original and honestly it is kind of funny. Seems like much ado about nothing.

The Danish government told The Register that they weren't too concerned with the damage done, stating that it is the nature of the game after all.

I see nothing wrong with this. It's a game and a shot at some easy humor. Even the Danish government sees this perspective.

*smh*

Thanks to all these 'Mericans from 'Merica for reminding me why I'm embarrassed of my own country and countrymen more often than I'd like :/

Chikairo said,
Thanks to all these 'Mericans from 'Merica for reminding me why I'm embarrassed of my own country and countrymen more often than I'd like :/

Hell... I'm proud of them. Amazing what kids can do these days.

Maybe they could put that energy into something more productive... but that's what being a kid is all about. :)

Chikairo said,
*smh*

Thanks to all these 'Mericans from 'Merica for reminding me why I'm embarrassed of my own country and countrymen more often than I'd like :/

It's only a Minecraft map, it's just a game for pete's sake. Lighten up a little. :)

wernercd said,

Hell... I'm proud of them. Amazing what kids can do these days.

Maybe they could put that energy into something more productive... but that's what being a kid is all about. :)

See, I didn't think about that. I was thinking of teens to maybe 30's. Granted, I've known a number of freedom fries eating America Uber-alles types over the years, so that probably soured ne faster.

That said, this wasn't what I'd call creative, witty, interesting or funny. Hence, I'm not impressed.

Bonfire said,

It's only a Minecraft map, it's just a game for pete's sake. Lighten up a little. :)


Got off mah lawn! And stop stealin' mah newspapers! I ain't seen how Dick Tracy gets outta his latest jam!

Chikairo said,
*smh*

Thanks to all these 'Mericans from 'Merica for reminding me why I'm embarrassed of my own country and countrymen more often than I'd like :/

You are free to move anywhere else. It's minecraft. get over it.

Chikairo said,
See, I didn't think about that. I was thinking of teens to maybe 30's. Granted, I've known a number of freedom fries eating America Uber-alles types over the years, so that probably soured ne faster.

That said, this wasn't what I'd call creative, witty, interesting or funny. Hence, I'm not impressed.

I'm not ancient, but I've been around long enough that 30 is still a kid IMO... especially these days where young people take longer to grow up, more are unable to find jobs and an increasing number still live at home with parents at that age.

MeetJohnDoe said,
Typical Americans, destroying other countries!

2015-1
Still doing joke against America because it's cool.

McKay said,

Typical Kids, destroying other peoples work*

yea, these Typical Americans Kids, may someday became the leaders of U.S of A, will use its typical attitudes that fomented since childhood toward the other countries in this globe.

Torolol said,

yea, these Typical Americans Kids, may someday became the leaders of U.S of A, will use its typical attitudes that fomented since childhood toward the other countries in this globe.

Destroying someone's work is something a typical kid would do, it isn't uniquely American but let's all hop on the "insult the USA and everyone who lives there" train.