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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 in a more sustainable way.

We are inviting students and teachers to download the Minecraft: Education Edition of 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 a happier and healthier place to live.

Our video with Minecraft Education, Exeter College and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery shows how students can use Minecraft to ideate and craft future Exeter in a classroom environment.


Below are a series of challenges to inspire your vision of future Exeter. We will showcase the best responses to the challenges through social media and our website. Share your screenshots with us or send us your map and show us your vision for a sustainable future Exeter.

The solutions you craft could even help us to achieve our 12 goals for a more sustainable Exeter.


Download Education Edition Map


The Education Edition map also works in the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition apps. A version of the map for the Minecraft Java Edition is also available for download.



Respond to one of our challenge areas below by downloading the Exeter 2025 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

Please email us a link to your map using a file transfer service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer, to submit your map for inclusion on the Exeter 2025 Minecraft Challenge page.  


Submit Map


Share your 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