Urban development in Minecraft

I recently stumbled across an article on Hacker News about how oururbanisation tendencies translate really well to the world of Minecraft. Urbanisation in Minecraft details the experience of one of four founding members of a Minecraft server as it sees explosive growth, eventually developing sprawl and resource shortages in centers of population.

While this can’t be taken too scientifically (that’s not really the point), it is a very interesting read. Check the article out on Crafthub.