Journey through Alagaësia in Minecraft with these incredible previews from the fan replica server!

MC AlagaesiaA group of Minecraft and Inheritance Cycle enthusiasts have spent the better part of the past three years working tirelessly on bringing Alagaësia to life within the world’s most popular building game. These fans, who work under the community name “Minecraft Alagaësia,” regularly update fans on their progress through their website and Twitter account, and even allow readers to adventure through their in-progress world.

A series of photos from within the Minecraft Alagaësia world have been shared, offering a glimpse into our favorite fantasy universe in 3D. Each image in our gallery is captioned to further explain the locations you’re seeing, and the included videos offer a live view of the game.

 

The team is sticking closely to descriptions provided in the Inheritance Cycle. Creative license is taken in certain circumstances, such as when locations are only mentioned briefly or not at all in the books. The map’s size will sometimes limit the team when attempting to create true-to-scale locations.

Here’s a look at the creation of Ellesmera, which remains a work-in-progress:

This video follows a MCAlagaësia builder as they construct the elven settlement of Kirtan:

The group’s ultimate goal is to open the replica of Alagaësia to readers wanting to adventure through, explore, and live as Riders in their favorite fantasy universe. The world will be populated by the towns, cities, and landmarks from the books, all ripe for fan exploration. Eventually, plugins designed and developed by the team will add new gameplay mechanics such as magic based on Christopher’s Ancient Language, the ability to ride dragons, and more.

So just how big is the world of Alagaësia in Minecraft? Check out this video demonstrating the continent’s massive scale:

Are you interested in contributing to Minecraft Alagaësia? Here’s how:

1. Login to explore the public build Alagaësia Minecraft server by entering “play.mcalagaesia.com” in the IP box once logged into Minecraft

2. Build and contribute your own Alagaësia-inspired creations on the public server

3. Submit your build on the MCAlagaesia forums, where the staff will review what you’ve built. If they love what you’ve done, they’ll offer you a position on the team!

*Participation in MCAlagaesia is completely free. However, connecting to the server and exploring the world requires you to have purchased a copy of Minecraft.

We’ll continue bringing you updates on the world of Alagaësia in Minecraft as it continues to come to life!

  • Morgoth of Thardszvul

    I want to play it so bad!!!

  • DragonRiderX

    I just finished the first book “Eragon” and was shocked by the cliff hanger ending cant wait to buy the next book and complete set in a weeks time!!! AND no its in MC omg i havfe had mc for a year and a half now and this is the best server i have played in a while! 🙂

    • DragonRiderX

      now*

  • Rio Griffiths

    is this on xbox one?

    • Morgoth of Thardszvul

      PC

  • Johanna

    I’ve tried to explore the MCAlegaesia on my computer, but when I try to connect to the server it says “out-dated client”. Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?

    • MCAlagaesia

      Looks like you need to update your copy of Minecraft.

      Our servers are running the latest version, Minecraft 1.10. When you open the launcher, all you need to do is click “New Profile” and set “Use version” to “release 1.10”.

      The latest version of the game will download and launch when it’s ready. 🙂

    • DragonRiderX

      you just have to change minecraft version to 1.10.2 in the main loggin screen by “edit profile”

  • Bobacks:D

    Awesome server, as a builder i recommend it to anyone, even non-minecraft players. ~iBobacks

  • Daniel

    This is the most awesome thing EVER!! I am a huge MC fan and player. This makes Minecraft so much better!

  • POKEPAW

    OMG!!! It looks so… gorgeous… I’m amazed by the amount of detail, and by how huge this thing is!!!! I would take off my hat, if I had one. You guys deserve the respect of everyone!!

  • Hotline_101

    Just as a member of the MCAlagaesia build team, I’d like to note that the pictures are about a year out of date. In case anyone has the impression we’re only done with two locations, we are essentially at 50% completion of the canon map locations. This 50% does not represent completed locations specifically, but takes into account the progress of each location and adds them all up. 50% of the work is done! 🙂

    Some locations (Uru’baen, Ellesmera, Tronjheim, Doru Areaba, etc) may take longer. We are also short of active building staff. If we even had a 25% increase of new staff on the MMO server, we could easily complete the server in a shorter period of time. Sadly, many people who join the team go inactive after a month or two of working. Thankfully, Hellomynameis99 (MCAlagaesia) and the executive team have irrepressible enthusiasm for this project. They’be been planning and executing their dream of recreating Alagaesia for three years!

    Right now, the hoped public release date for the MMO is late this year (2016)
    However, be aware that things may change in the next six months. Hopefully we’ll get a recruiting boom soon. Every new staff member counts for something, even if they only are able to be on occasionally! Who knows. It might be 2017 by the time we release the public server. It could be earlier than we expect if we have a sudden influx of new builders.

    We have a public build server where you can show your building skills. If you make the cut (We do have standards so that the build quality on the MMO is good) you’ll be joining the team to help us construct Alagaesia! I hope even a few people read this message! 😛

    -Hotline_101

    • MCAlagaesia

      I’ll just mention that it’s the last 5 images that are over a year old, the rest are a bit more recent. I did send 7 more renders featuring structures, but it was probably a bit late to include those, so I guess we’ll see them in a future article.

      Also, thanks for the kind words! You’ve also got some extreme dedication to the project. 🙂

  • William Burke

    I… Feel slightly insulted at the size of the Beor mountains. It was stated, multiple times in canon, that they were so massive, that from the ground, the peaks weren’t visible.

    I mean, there was a story Angela told that was practically a myth (as anyone would have said it was if it was anyone but Angela telling it), that a dragon had actually managed to fly over the Beor mountains, but the feat had left his scales completely clear because of the sheer height.

    I’d feel a bit less slighted if they weren’t complete, though, as that would be completely understandable. Otherwise, however… They just don’t feel right.

  • Thomas Bingham

    I can’t wait and I want to play here despite not really liking MineCraft.

  • Mr. Sniper

    Is this on PC or also on the PlayStation?

    • MCAlagaesia

      Unfortunately it’s just PC at the moment. No other version of Minecraft gives us the freedom to do some of the things we want to add to the game. We’re always looking for exciting opportunities to expand though, so maybe in the future! 🙂

  • MCAlagaesia

    Awesome article, Mike! Thanks again. 🙂

  • TJ Lavelle

    Holy crap we finally got featured! Some of the images are a bit outdated, but other than that YAY!

  • Fantaisa

    Wow, i always considered they would do this but i never dreamed they would go this far

    • alwaysrandom247

      some people did mata nui and the bionicle universe. look up three virtues… large maps are impressive. cannot wait to try this one.