On March 12, a Reddit user showcased an in-progress recreation of an iconic Red Dead Redemption House built entirely in Minecraft.
The user, cobraracing666, displayed an image of the house from the outside, clearly depicting John Marston’s house from Rockstar’s hit Western game. The post claims it took over four hours to build the replica, but after finding the result dissatisfying, the user chose to start from scratch.
“I have to double-wall the interior in order to get it accurate. Then there wouldn’t be much room for the actual interior. It just makes a [lot of] problems, you know?” the Reddit user said.
The Minecraft house features Marston’s house’s iconic front porch and rickety rooftop. The user also showcased the house’s interior, though it still displays some problematic size aspects they discussed in their Reddit comments.
Other commenters on the creator’s Reddit post also shared similar issues with buildings in Minecraft, sympathizing with the Minecraft player. Most players experienced the same issue of dedicating many hours to one building, only to find the final result lacking and needing improvements.
Minecraft has been an intuitive, creative medium for players despite its visual limitations. Players have used the game’s rudimentary functions to create a variety of art, from world-building and colored-block painting to musical-block melodies.
Red Dead Redemption is far from the only franchise to see the light of day through the game’s pixel blocks. Minecraft players are famous for their creativity in rebuilding various franchise worlds in the game.
Last month, a player took it upon themselves to build the entirety of Pokemon’s Kanto region within Minecraft. The impressive structure features many of the same buildings and locations that the original monster-catching game sported, along with a handful of fun references for fans to enjoy.
Red Dead dedication
While the amount of effort and time invested into the project seems immense, Red Dead Redemption fans are famous for their dedication to the over-a-decade-old franchise. Despite the latest installment, Red Dead Redemption 2, being released five years ago, fans still frequently create content for the game.
In one instance, user NabeelaTheArtist showcased a vividly detailed charcoal portrait of the game’s protagonist, Arthur Morgan, on Reddit. The artist claims to have spent over 83 hours finishing the realistic drawing.
The franchise is still seeing more players to this day as well, though it has not received any notable updates or changes. Red Dead Redemption 2 climbed the Steam charts last week as one of the best-selling games in 2023.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s second wind may also come from its recent Steam sale. The game had a 67 percent discount last week, spreading its popularity among gamers who couldn’t afford the title when it was first released at full price. Players can still take advantage of the Steam discount until March 15.
Unfortunately for most dedicated Red Dead Redemption fans, the game’s developer Rockstar has yet to announce its highly anticipated third installment.
While Rockstar has confirmed that a sequel would be in development if the second game sold well, it has yet to publicly confirm any further plans for Red Dead Redemption 3.
Instead, the team released Red Dead Online, an online multiplayer version of the Red Dead Redemption franchise. Some game insiders have speculated that the third installment of the franchise will release next year after Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 6 title releases.