It was a couple of weeks ago when we brought you word that the entire country of Denmark has been mapped out in Minecraft. Well, a move like that would certainly bring along with it its fair share of attention, and it seems that negative attention has arrived, no thanks to cyber vandals who decided to “attack” the replica of Denmark in Minecraft.
What was originally meant to help educate children has seen tiny portions of the digital Denmark blown up, in spite of a ban by its creators, the Danish Geodata Agency (DGA), when it comes to the use of “dynamite”. Large US flags were subsequently erected at the starting point, in addition to other red, white and blue “America” signs.
The state-owned agency strongly believes that this kind of “vandalism” was done in order to attract attention, and thankfully for the Danish schoolkids, whatever damage wrought digitally had been repaired. Chris Hammeken, chief press officer at the Danish Geodata Agency, shared, “Only a minor area was destroyed. It was the players who cleaned up the damage, replacing it with green grass and peace signs the following morning. The flags actually appeared right where the players start, so I think the people who put them there wanted to gain as much attention as possible.”
After all, with Minecraft generally being all about building and rebuilding, this ought not to be taken too seriously, but hopefully it will not happen again. Apparently, the dynamite was hidden in mining carts that allowed it to sidestep the ban on virtual dynamite on the Danish server.