PRESS Sightings?

The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/meet-the-designer-recreating-star-wars-in-minecraft

Among other projects, we’ve seen countless games meticulously reproduced in Minecraft style, a series of ridiculously detailed floating islands, and a massive 5200 sq. km world called Aerna. This summer, one of the most ambitous Minecraft endeavors we heard about was the in-progress replication of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 

The film is being painstakingly reconstructed by Minecraft sculptor Grahame Skeavington, also known as Paradise Decay. As of his last update, over 70 minutes of A New Hope have been blockified, putting our cubic heroes on the brink of confronting the first Death Star. Demonstrating the fruits of his labor, Skeavington has repurposed this footage into several tantalizing trailers and driven the Internet wild with anticipation of his uncanny remake.

With an ambiguous expected release date of, simply, “2015,” we couldn’t wait for another taste of Skeavington’s Minecraft galaxy far, far away, so we got the inside scoop on his artistic process, his progress thus far, and what it takes to take on a project of intergalactic ambition.

Kotaku UK: http://kotaku.com/heres-what-it-takes-to-make-star-wars-in-minecraft-1608205494/all

Building unsurprisingly. Lots of building. Oh God so much building. Here’s a new video showing the sets and ships being created for Paradise Decay’s Minecraft version of Star Wars A New Hope.

Good news: there’s a fresh trailer out for Paradise Decay’s big Minecraft remake of Star…Read more This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK.

I honestly don’t know if I could have the patience to build one ship, let alone an entire movie’s worth of props and sets. I’m impressed.

                                                            ——————————

CNet: http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/original-star-wars-film-getting-remade-in-minecraft/

Several Minecraft players have built “Star Wars”-themed worlds in the game, but one user is upping the ante by creating an entire “Star Wars” film from the digital blocks.

A user by the name of Paradise Decay has spent the last three years painstakingly building characters, vehicles, and environments from the film in the blocky world. Some of the environments are so complex that it’s taken him nearly six months to fully build them, giving you an idea of the level of detail he’s hoping to achieve.

On Wednesday, Paradise Decay released a new trailer to build hype for the project, and it shows just how much progress he’s made. In the corresponding blog post, he announced that a full hour and 10 minutes of the film is complete, so he’s just past the halfway mark to re-create the 125 minutes of footage from the original film.

The plot will strictly follow that of George Lucas’ 1977 classic, and Paradise Decay will rely on viewers having a DVD copy of the original film to get sound. Yes, you’ll need to sync up the DVD with his re-creation to hear what’s going on, something Paradise Decay likely did to avoid copyright issues.

The film is set to be finished and released for free sometime in 2015, and you can view trailers and several minutes of actual footage on Paradise Decay’s YouTube page.

                                                            ——————————

Tecmundo: http://www.tecmundo.com.br/filmes/59186-fa-recriando-filme-completo-star-wars-minecraft.htm

(TRANSLATED) It is not today that fans of classic gaming franchises or series of movies, and playing  Minecraft , end up using the game to play excerpts from their precious titles. However, one of the most ambitious projects is being produced by Paradise Decay, as it is known on the Internet.

He is producing a complete remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977 The production was named “Minecraft – Star Wars: A New Hope.” And recently won an official trailer, which you can see above.

According to the producer, 1 hour and 10 minutes long are adequately adapted. And the work was long and arduous. As reported, the scenarios only took six months to be built within the game and no mod was used, only textures and graphics were applied on the scenes recorded in Minecraft.

When completed, the polygonal film will be available for free on the author’s personal blog.  Click here  to access it.

                                                            ——————————

Arcade Sushi: http://arcadesushi.com/star-wars-a-new-hope-re-envisioned-in-minecraft/

The ultra-geniuses at Paradise Decay are working on a crossover project that just might break the internet when it arrives. Today, a new trailer went up for Paradise Decay’s version of ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’, as envisioned in Minecraft.

The trailer shows off some impressive assets built in Minecraft by the Paradise Decay team. Tons of familiar Star Wars spacecraft are pictured, including X-Wings, TIE Fighters, Y-Wings, Star Destroyers and the Millennium Falcon, as well as land vehicles like the Jawas’ Sand Barge and Luke’s Landspeeder, which are shown on the desert planet of Tatooine. Most impressive, however, is the Death Star, which is shown only in small sections. It’s not known if the team actually built a full-scale Death Star in Minecraft, but the shot of the Millennium Falcon docking in one of its bays, complete with Imperial crew members, is almost perfectly movie accurate, and the brief look at the famous trench run gave me chills.

Paradise Decay has been at work on the Minecraft Star Wars project for some time now, and have previously released trailers, including two shot-for-shot remakes of the movie’s original 1977 trailers, as well as a 30-minute sneak peek that doesn’t include audio. This trailer represents the last video the team will post before the full-length film drops some time next year exclusively on the team’s website.

                                                            ——————————

TheGuardian: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/star-wars-minecraft-film-2015

Fans must wait until late 2015 to see the new Star Wars film, Episode VII, but one has been filling their time by remaking the original 1977 movie, using Minecraft.

The creator of Minecraft – Star Wars – A New Hope recently released a new trailer (above) for their film, which is also due to be finished in 2015.

The project has involved painstakingly recreating sets from the first Star Wars film (retitled as Episode IV following the prequels released between 1999 and 2005) within Minecraft, then filming scenes.

So far, 70 minutes of footage are in the can after three years of work, with another 40 to produce. Creator Paradise Decay appears to be shooting for the Star Wars Celebration convention in April 2015 as the film’s debut.

When finished, the film will be free to watch, although its creator is taking PayPal donations on the website to fund future plans to turn their work into a Minecraft server “featuring all the sets for you to roam around in”.

The film will be silent, so viewers will have to play a copy of the original film simultaneously to provide the soundtrack.

The inspiration for the project came in 2003 when the creator’s then three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. “They didn’t think she would survive past Boxing Day! She is now 16 and loves playing Minecraft,” he explains on the site.

“Not only is this project fun to do for my daughter Sarah, but it takes her mind off her daily ‘on-going’ problems and health issues. Her tumor can never be removed and she has to live with all the side-effects this terrible disease brings.”

Minecraft – Star Wars – A New Hope is just the latest grand project of its kind to be created using Minecraft, the game that has sold more than 54m copies so far across computers, consoles, tablets and smartphones.

                                                            ——————————

Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/minecraft-star-wars-a-new-hope-looks-as-good-as-ever-1605837108/all

Good news: there’s a fresh trailer out for Paradise Decay’s big Minecraft remake of Star Wars: A New Hope, which we’ve last heard of in 2013. Bad news: This is the last trailer we’ll get before the film comes out next year.

According to Paradise Decay (aka Grahame), the project has now been under development for 3+ years, and some of the structures used in the film took six months just to build. This new trailer is based on the original one for Episode IV, with the audio track apparently taken from the Episode II “Breathing” trailer from 2001. Here, have a look:

                                                            ——————————

Sploid: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/some-really-crazy-people-made-the-entire-star-wars-movi-1606001970/all

After three years in the making, the Minecraft version of Star Wars: A New Hope is almost done. According to the fans making the movie, the individual sets alone took six months to build—”no mods have been used, just custom textures and art.” Here’s their version of the original movie trailer, released in 1977:

The movie will be available here soon. They only have to complete 11 more minutes and they will be completely done.

                                                            ——————————

Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/star-wars-fan-gives-minecraft-195128215.html

Fans of world-building game “Minecraft” have used the software to create countless “Star Wars” projects and mods, but this one stands out like a Tauntaun in summertime. A devoted crafter, whom goes by the alias Paradise Decay, is recreating every single minute of George Lucas’ 1977 classic “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” within Minecraft’s blocky game world.

While this pixelated take on “A New Hope” isn’t quite complete, Paradise Decay has released a full re-creation of the film’s original trailer. Iconic scenes, like the Millenium Falcon’s escape from Tatooine and the dogfight over the Death Star, are re-imagined in painstaking detail, and it would be easy to mistake the custom skins for officially licensed ones. Lightsabers take the shape of the game’s famous pixel swords, and Darth Vader takes on a much less menacing form, thanks to his square face.

“Star Wars” looks even more charming in the blocky, big-headed world of “Minecraft,” and the trailer makes us think of what would happen if Travelers Tales’ popular “LEGO Star Wars” games were made in gaming’s retro days. According to the project’s official blog, this “A New Hope” recreation is more than 3 years in the making, with some of the individual sets taking around 6 months to build. Paradise Decay isn’t using any mods, and is instead crafting every individual detail of the settings and characters himself.

In order to avoid the obvious copyright issues, Paradise Decay will release the film for free with no accompanying audio; you’ll have to find a way to play the film’s original audio in sync with his movie instead. According to Sploid, the dedicated Minecrafter only needs to finish 11 more minutes of the film before he gets it out to the public. May the force be with him.

                                                            ——————————

VG24/7:  http://www.vg247.com/2014/07/16/minecraft-star-wars-a-new-hope/

Paradise Decay has released a new video for his Minecraft project, which recreates the full film version of Star Wars – A New Hope. It’s looking pretty damn rad.

In case you are unfamilair with it, the fan-film project from Minecraft map maker and machinima artist Grahame, has been three years in the making and upon completion will be free to view, as all monetization has been turned off and disabled for the film.

According to the man himself, in order to watch the final film with sound, viewers will need to fire up the original 1977 version on their DVD/Blu-ray player. This is because there will not be any sound in the final version.

All footage is taken from Minecraft and “no mods have been used, just custom textures and art.”

“All video footage is from the game itself and any characters featured are parodies of the original characters. These are depicted by ‘testificates’ and simple custom textures and skins,” wrote Paradise Decay.

At present, one hour and 10 minutes of the film is complete and should be completed next year. – Thanks, dreguul. 

                                                            ——————————

Entertainment Buddha: http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/check-out-the-star-wars-a-new-hope-trailer-made-entirely-in-minecraft/

YouTuber ParadiseDecay is still going strong in his efforts to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope in its entirety within the ever popular Minecraft. Having already finished a whopping 60% of the film, the level of talent and dedication ParadiseDecay displays is nothing short of impressive.

His most recent video, a faithful recreation of A New Hope’s 1977 trailer, captures the very essence of Star Wars. Fans of Star Wars are sure to feel a nostalgia attack coming on and Minecraft fans will be astounded by the sheer scope of this project.

Entertainment Buddha: http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/star-wars-a-new-hopes-cantina-scene-gets-a-minecraft-makeover/

ParadiseDecay, the YouTuber hard at work recreating Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft is making some amazing progress. We previously covered his A New Hope trailer, and since then ParadiseDecay has been putting in even more work.

Today, ParadiseDecay has brought the YouTube viewing masses another snippet from his Minecraft makeover. This time, we are treated to the famous Cantina scene.

The video, which can be found below, is no small feat. Each and every little detail from the original film has been painstakingly recreated by ParadiseDecay. It’s abundantly clear when watching that this is truly a labor of love. Fans of Star WarsMinecraft, or anyone who just wants to see what an insane amount of talent can produce are doing themselves a disservice by not watching this video. Don’t hesitate – just watch!

The Cantina Scene video also comes with good news from ParadiseDecay. In the video description, the Minecraft master informs us that he has used his force-like powers to replicate 50 minutes of A New Hope to date. Mind blowing, to say the least.

                                        ——————————

Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/the-first-15-minutes-of-star-wars-precisely-recreated-586422124

The First 15 Minutes Of Star Wars, Precisely Recreated In Minecraft

The monumental plan of the man called Grahame is to recreate the entirety of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in Minecraft. It’s coming together; he’s teased the first 15 minutes of his project, which now has blocky Star Destroyers and jawas on Tatooine.

As the description says, the clip should be in sync with the 1977 theatrical version of the movie.

In December, reader Grahame made one of the coolest Minecraft videos I’ve ever seen, recreating Star Wars’ famous “trench run”
he has also recreated Star Wars scenes like the Battle of Hoth pretty amazingly, and I’m eager to see his Minecraft-style rebel assualt on the Death Star.

                                        ——————————

Jedi News: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=12344

We’ve seen Star Wars in every conceivable media over the last 30+ years. Comic, novel, films, flickbook, yummy cakes, but even in these digital days it’s good to know that huge mega-pixels haven’t entirely left the realm of the GFFA.

Check out the latest progress on the great fun project that is Minecraft Star Wars and soak it all up, always huge fun watching this project continue to grow.

                                                            ——————————

IT World: http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/363141/mash-gold-guy-re-creates-star-wars-minecraft

Mash-up gold: Guy re-creates Star Wars via Minecraft, watch first 15 minutes of A New Hope, but with blocky graphics.

In the category of “Well, why not?”, we get this project – a guy is recreating the full movie of “Star Wars – A New Hope” (aka Episode IV, the original “Star Wars”), but done with graphics from the video game Minecraft.

The “ANewHopeMinecraft” channel on YouTube has posted the first promo for the film, a 15-minute version of the opening scene from the movie. According to the creator, “This project has been years in the making, some of the sets have taken up to 6 months just to build. No mods have been used, just custom textures and art.”

At the moment, there’s no soundtrack music or dialogue, based on copyright issues, but if you own the original Star Wars DVD you can synchronize the YouTube video with the soundtrack on a separate player to enjoy even more.

More videos and behind-the-scenes videos are available through the ParadiseDecay YouTube channel. Stay tuned for more updates – I hope he’s able to finish the full film without too much difficulty (or maybe more people will come on board to help).

                                                       ——————————-

Geeky-Gadgets:  http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope-movie-recreated-in-minecraft-video-27-06-2013/

A Minecraft master crafter called Grahame over on YouTube has started the monumental task of recreating the whole of the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope movie within Minecraft.

This week he has released a 15 minute preview to show you his progress and the awesome work that he has put in so far to recreate the classic movie, check it out after the jump.

                                                           ———————————-

GameFront: http://www.gamefront.com/star-wars-minecraft/

Minecraft map maker and machinima artist Grahame, aka “Paradise Decay,” is tackling his greatest project yet: recreating the entire first Star Wars film in Minecraft.

After releasing three installments of Star Wars machinima videos based on sets designed for his Minecraft Adventure Maps, he has decided to go all the way. We’ve seen the Battle for Hoth, we’ve seen the Death Star trench run, and we’ve seen the Millennium Falcon’s asteroid chase scene. Once Grahame completes his herculean task, we’ll be able to relive the entire A New Hope experience, Minecraft-style.

When we first interviewed Grahame back in April, he explained that while his initial idea was to reproduce the entire film, he noticed that other machinima artists were already on the project. Instead, he opted to recreate some of the movie’s most memorable scenes. Since then, however, it seems those other artists abandoned the project, so Grahame “decided to go full throttle” with his.

Taking advantage of a six-month period that he currently has off work, Grahame told Game Front that he has been putting in eight hours a day on his Star Wars project for the last three months. While many of us would likely spend that time playing games, Grahame is hard at work on his oeuvre, meticulously piecing together the movie block by block. It’s no simple task — a full day’s filming could result in just a few seconds of usable footage, he said.

For instance, the blaster battle scenes between the rebel and imperial troops in the first few minutes of the film required about 16 hours of filming. Grahame refers to that segment as “one of the most difficult challenges so far.”

Including the sets already built for his previous three videos, Grahame estimates that the entire film will be three years in the making — which means it took less time to produce the actualStar Wars movie, which was in production for around two years. Grahame’s Death Star Trench Run set alone took six months to build, and his Asteroid Chase video required approximately 400 man-hours. Since then, Grahame said that the most difficult sets to construct have been the massive sandcrawler leaving its tread marks all over Tattooine, and the Tantiv IV CR90 corvette — the very first ship you see in the film, being chased by the Imperial Star Destroyer.

Grahame said he looks forward to getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation once the project is complete, but the last thing he wants to do is rush it out the door. The machinima artist hopes to be able to finish his project within the next couple of months; he’s currently 40 minutes into the film and will soon begin constructing the sets for the famous Tatooine bar and spaceport scenes. Han shooting first, Ben lopping off an arm, and the Jedi Master’s memorable line: “Mos Eisley Spaceport – you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy” — soon enough, we’ll be able to watch it all.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s