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Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge


Welcome to the Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge. Using Geocraft Exeter City Futures has created a Minecraft map of Exeter City Centre generated from Open Data – an interactive and accessible map which can be used by citizens to redesign the city.

We are inviting you to download our map and craft what you want Exeter to look like in the future. We want to see your vision for a more sustainable city – one where the city centre is car-free, where energy comes from more sustainable sources, and where it is is a happier and healthier place to live.


Download Java Edition Map

Download Pocket/Windows 10 Edition Map


For information on how to install the map please follow these instructions.


Below are a series of challenges to inspire your vision of future Exeter. The best responses to the challenges will be included in a final version of the map to be released early in 2019.



Respond to one of our challenges areas below by downloading the Exeter 2018 map or by crafting on our server.

Car-free City Centre

What does a car-free city centre look like? What could we do with the empty roads?

Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge
Sustainable High Street

What does a sustainable high street look like, with energy efficient and inspiring buildings?

Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge
Alternative Transportation

What alternatives to cars could citizens use to get around Exeter? Could we use the River Exe, or go underground?

Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge
Alternative Energy Sources

Can you create a renewable energy infrastructure using Redstone blocks? What would Exeter look like with more alternative energy sources?

Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge
Super Cycle Paths

If you could build cycle paths anywhere, what would be the best network you could create?

Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge

Get Involved

Submit your solutions for inclusion in the final map of the city centre. Please email us a link to your map using a file transfer service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer.


Submit Map


Craft collaboratively on our online server using the address below. Contact mark.jones@exetercityfutures with your Minecraft username to be added to our server whitelist.

If you get lost teleport to 186, 50, -28 and this will place you in front of the Cathedral.

Server Rules

  • Respect all players
  • Respect other players’ creations
  • No spamming
  • No advertising
  • No swearing
  • All creations must respond to one of the challenges below (if you want to go crazy please download the map above!)

Please report any unacceptable behaviour to Any players who break the server rules will be removed from the whitelist.


Don’t forget to share any screenshots or videos with us on social media and tag your posts with #Exeter2025.






Related Projects

These are projects which Exeter City Futures is supporting by generating Geocraft Minecraft maps of Exeter, or which have inspired or made the project possible.

Working With Gold

Local artist Clare Bryden is using a Geocraft map of St Loyes generated by Exeter City Futures as part of her Working With Gold project.


The Minecraft maps of Exeter have been created using Geocraft – software for generating Minecraft maps from Open Data created by Christopher Gutteridge.

Historic Exeter

The Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge has been inspired by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery’s Minecraft maps of Historic Exeter.



Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge Day

24 February 2019

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge – January 2019

18 January 2019

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge – November 2018

30 November 2018

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge – September 2018

28 September 2018

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge – July 2018

27 July 2018

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge – May 2018

18 May 2018

Exeter Minecraft Meetup: Crafting the Future with Open Data – March 2018

07 March 2018