This Bloodborne Minecraft Incredible Build is More Amazing Than The Blood Moon

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Super-skilled builder Potomy has spent four months on this incredible project so far and still has bigger goals yet for turning it into a custom downloadable map.

Potomy has created enormous Gothic structures based on some of the big Bloodborne structures you’ll remember looming over you in Yharnam: the Astral Clocktower, the Iosefka’s Clinic hub, and the massive main gate of the Cathedral Ward.

progress so far for the city. "Grant us Gothic" from Minecraft

Like Bloodborne itself, I’m shocked by just how gorgeous something so gray can look. Potomy’s Bloodborne-inspired buildings are all enormous, using depth to add variation to its monochromatic color palette of stone, cobblestone, and iron bar blocks. Like other huge Minecraft builds, the scale that Potomy is working at allows for some really intricate detailing on each building. Paired with the custom textures that Potomy is working on and some great Minecraft shaders (they’re using the BSL shaders) these screenshots just bleed spooky atmosphere.

Potomy’s customized texture pack is doing some lifting in a pair of these cases. The iron bars in a couple of shots, for instance, are way taller and more detailed than in vanilla Minecraft. The same goes for the whorls of those lamp posts. Most of it is pure Minecraft though. The giant circular windows are built with lots of stone brick stair pieces and old-fashioned ingenuity.

The timelapse videos on Potomy’s YouTube channel are particularly illustrative of the process. You can spot the points where they’re designing bits of architecture by hand before using the WorldEdit mod to copy and replicate various sections. Even with the help of that tool, Potomy estimated that they’d spent 76 hours on the project as of two months ago. If they’ve managed to keep pace since then, they’re well past spending 100 hours on this feat.

There’s plenty left to go, though. Potomy tells me that they’re designed for this build to finally be an adventure map with a focus on battle. They ultimately want to make the project available on the Bedrock marketplace where they’ve published lots of other creations already. This is still Minecraft, mind, so it’s not going to hold a candle to the chance of Bloodborne on PC, but it sure could be a very cool tribute.

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