The map was created using 3D data of Preston to produce a Minecraft world, which was further adapted using screenshots and imagery of the town to add recognisable details, adding to immersion.
The mod was created in a collaboration between Minecraft, the Environment Agency and BlockBuilders, an organisation that specialises in digital youth engagement.
Minecraft is being used to teach young people in schools about flooding.
“When we introduced this Minecraft world to the young people, we saw them engage in the topic.
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