Genius is building a computer inside Minecraft that can run its own games

Is anyone up for an extremely slow game of Snake?


A Minecraft gamer successfully built an 8-bit processor inside the video game in an awesome, meta demo, as spotted by PC World.

The master craftsman, who calls himself “Sammyuri”, built the processor, nicknamed Chungus 2 (Computation Humongous Unconventional Number and Graphics Unit) over a period of seven long months.

The resulting virtual processor – assuming each block is three feet in length and height – would be as tall as a 20-story building if built in real life.

Thanks to its clock speed of one hertz and its 256 bytes of RAM, the processor is able to run simple games like Snake or Tetris on a 32 × 32 screen. To manipulate the buttons, the Minecraft avatar has to jump on block-sized buttons, as seen in a video uploaded to YouTube.


It’s a hugely impressive demonstration of what’s possible in Minecraft. But one hertz isn’t really fast either.

“I probably should have made that clear in the video, but all of the programs that were played were sped up by a factor of a hundred to a few thousand times in order to make them actually playable / watchable in real time,” Sammyuri wrote in a comment. on their video. “While 1 Hz is definitely fast for a [Minecraft] processor, it’s nowhere near as fast as video might suggest.

Although it was launched over a decade ago, Minecraft has proven to have incredible stamina. Especially during last year’s lockdowns, more and more people, kids, teens, and adults, are spending time on one of the game’s many servers – and they’re getting more creative than ever.

READ MORE: This 8-bit processor built into Minecraft can run its own games [PCWorld]

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