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'Minecraft' used on UN regeneration projects

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Minecraft is being used to aid UN regeneration projects.

The Block by Block programme, which is a collaboration between Mojang and UN Habitat, will provide remodelling information for 300 developments around the world, the BBC reports.
Once urban developments have been remodelled using Minecraft, residents will be able to take a virtual tour of the facility, make changes and suggest where regeneration money should be spent.

Minecraft has so far been used to create a proposed playground on the outskirts of Nairobi.

"We'll be putting it into the game so people can walk around and feel like it's as real-life as possible," explained Mojang's Lydia Winters.

"It's bringing decision makers together with the youth to all decide on this common ground for public spaces around the world," Winters added.

Minecraft debuted on PC in November last year following an extended beta period.

The subsequent Xbox 360 version holds the record for most first-day sales on Xbox Live Arcade and went on to sell 1 million copies in just five days.

It was recently named the most popular game on Xbox Live, beating the likes of Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA.

> Read Digital Spy's review of 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition'

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