Minecraft Modder Adds Physics to the Game, Plays Jenga

Anyone who plays Minecraft knows how the physics of the game works, or doesn’t as the case may be, but someone on YouTube manages to change all that.


A YouTuber has uploaded a video showing them incorporating actual physics into Minecraft so they can play a giant game of Jenga with their friends. As a video game known for its unusual physics, most who encounter it don’t take long to recognize that gravity doesn’t really work the way it should. While the player falls down like normal and some things like sand and gravel do conform to regular physics, pretty much everything else can be left hanging in the air. It’s part of its charm, in a way.

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With Mojang continuing to release updates for Minecraft, the fan community is hard at work keeping the game in the limelight by constructing all manner of interesting builds or modding things in such a way that it becomes a different experience. While the vanilla title contains a near-infinite amount of things to do, there are some people out there who really like to switch up the formula. In this case, it seems as though it is actually possible to implement physics into the game.

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As spotted by PCGamesN, YouTuber SystemZee has created their own version of Jenga within Minecraft. However, in order to make it work properly, they had to implement realistic physics into the game. It seemed like something that could well be impossible. However, gravity does indeed get added to the game, and while the video doesn’t describe exactly how the modder and their friend Wither went about doing it, the result is what anyone would expect. Then SystemZee designed their own enormous Jenga tower and invited other YouTubers, including Fundy, to partake in the game, with blocks falling in a much more realistic manner than in the base Minecraft experience.

In fact, players like Fundy are themselves no stranger to engaging in weird and wonderful projects within the open-world blocky release. A while back, they were able to make a giant version of Tetris in Minecraft that also had falling blocks, though these weren’t due to any implementation of physics, as they were redstone powered. Such examples really highlight just what can be done in this once indie title.

Over the years, Minecraft has become a behemoth, going on to be one of the best-selling games even in 2022. Given that it originally came out in 2011, or 2009 for those counting the alpha builds, it’s amazing that the game has managed to stand the test of time for well over a decade. And there’s always someone out there who can implement something that others never thought possible.

Minecraft is available now for Mobile, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Source: PCGamesN

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