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The Fourth Wall

Created by GhostCatProductions

(236 votes)

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Welcome to The Fourth Wall, a Minecraft adventure map where your job is to enter into a virtual reality game and convince the characters that they aren't real. All goes smoothly until you begin to lose communication with the lab, and then you discover that this game is hiding secrets from you...

Experience a strong storyline, mind-boggling puzzles, and (in one section) quite possibly one of the most challenging parkour stretches in Minecraft! Do you have what it takes to conquer this game?

Gameplay time: roughly 2+ hours, depending on your skill level. :P

We suggest NOT using Optifine...please see Rules and/or Disclaimer below.

By the way, there’s an experiment loose in the map. Just don't li

NO, PLEASE HELP ME! I’m not supposed to be here! Don’t ignore me like everyone else!!!


  • Play in Adventure Mode on Easy difficulty in 1.12.
  • Cheating is STRICTLY prohibited!
  • This map is suitable for both singleplayer and multiplayer, although you may experience one or two glitches in multiplayer, especially if you cheat (which, of course, you aren't supposed to, anyway.)
  • It is highly suggested that you do NOT use Optifine...while this won't technically break the map, it disables a lighting glitch we were utilizing to make a section look awesome. :P
  • Don't rage. If you rage, it makes it easier for him to get you. Stay calm and try taking a few deep breaths...


This map has been tested countless times by multiple beta testers in both singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios. It probably goes without saying that multiplayer will most likely be more buggy (especially if you cheat--cheating in multiplayer WILL result in bugs). However, even in singleplayer, this map is very conducive to lag, and we have had a couple of lag-related bugs that we are unable to fix simply because there is technically nothing wrong.

When you run this map, we suggest that you close other programs and keep settings on fast, shorter render distance, clouds off, etc. to avoid complications. Please try to avoid using Optifine, though, as we utilize a lighting glitch in one part of the map, and Optifine disables this effect.

Additional Info

We hope you enjoy! -MagicalMapmaker and Rexshell of GhostCatProductions

Bonus: Album of behind-the-scenes screenshots from our many hours of mapmaking can be found here.

Do NOT view this until you've finished the map--spoilers are everywhere! :P


Made for Minecraft 1.12

The Fourth Wall

Creator: GhostCatProductions
Map Category: Adventure Maps
Map Version: 1.0
Minecraft Version: 1.12
File Size: 41 MB
Date Added: 2017-07-22
Downloads: 8,330


0 ilsje_pilsje awsome map the jumpscares tba kinda made me not wanting to play the map anymore but i'm probably just a wus

2017-08-15 17:32

+6 Adzebill So, I got the 5 books for Terrence and I've returned to the library, but nothing happens. I've gone throughout the library and nothing has happened. I'm guessing I can't continue until I can give him the books.

2017-08-15 00:02

0 Me Hi there. I noticed that no one else had this problem, but I do. Where is the hidden treasures because I have searched the whole beach and still have nothing. The old spade doesn't break any blocks, it says that in the lore, so the treasure must be in plain sight but where is it?

2017-08-14 16:40

+3 Mlemed I got all five of Terrance's books, but now what am I supposed to do? Nothing is happening!

2017-08-13 18:41

+1 Emily I'm stuck at the cave. I killed all of the mobs and I went inside the house but nothing is happening!! I didn't cheat btw

2017-08-13 18:04

0 Whizzpr I'm trying to put the items in my hotbar.. and when i clicked it.. it disappead.. for no reason. it was a puzzle for jesus.. the number is 24, i need to get it back, but how?

2017-08-12 13:20

+3 aurem i loved it so much and the dropper was so hard omg and i loved bongos so much i screamed so loud i woke up my roommate this map is a gem

2017-08-12 00:40

0 Wolf_lover_312 so I was like 5 minutes into the map, just teleported into the virtual reality machine, and I accidentally hit the the item frame torches. I didn't want to break things so I went into creative mode to place it back, because obviously you can't place blocks in adventure mode. So then I get this message telling me about cheating I clicked the "I'm sorry. I forgot." but for for I decided to click the "You can't tell me what to do." option and BOOM I'm in a horror map. It's cool that you did that, but HOW DO I GET OUT! I wasn't cheating on purpose! HELLLLPPPPP. nvm I'll just reset the map.

2017-08-11 21:03

+3 IronslabMC So, I complete the 5 book quest but I didn't do it in order, and now when I go to the library nothing happens. I have all 5 books and I've tried to make it work, but I think I might've broken the map. Anyway to avoid this issue?

2017-08-11 20:28

+3 Every1sACritic You're EXTREMELY good with building stuff and redstone logic. The amount of redstone logic at work here is astonishing. The quality of design in structures is fantastic, and on top of all that, you had a good and interesting concept for a story.
But you need to learn basic game design, and you need to understand the thought process of newer players who have no idea what's going on when they first start this game.

Frustrating =/= Fun. Half of the obstacles are literally just trial and error, with little skill involved. On top of that, there's an anti-cheat system that COMPLETELY blocks the ability to change gamemodes, even if you go as far as NBT editing. All I want to do is follow the story, not be forced to play nearly impossible "puzzles." The only decent challenge in all of this was attempting to use commands other than /gamemode to push some buttons in the air at the end of the game. (That part is COMPLETELY impossible otherwise, thanks to the slowness effect)

Also, jumpscares. Come on, seriously? All the creativity you put into this map and the best you could to make a couple parts "scary" was to add the cheapest trick in the book? Even then, the nearly FNAF-copyright- infringement cheat mini-game with that monkey was far more fun and interesting than anything else in this map, in terms of gameplay.

When game designers go to work, they have to consider the difficulty of their projects. They have to make the game challenging TO AN EXTENT, so that the game can be difficult, *while* remaining rewarding and fun. This should be the same for map designers in Minecraft. As it stands for this map, there is NO difficulty limit, but despite that, you've somehow managed to break that limit anyway. As it is now, it's basically impossible to legitimately play this without cheats. And even if you do manage to get past a couple obstacles, you don't feel like you've achieved anything. You just feel like you got through a rigged and cheated course, and you know there's just more pain to come. It's not fun, by any standard. But don't worry, at least your blood/sweat/tea rs won't ruin the pretty buildings.

10/10 Buildings and Map Design
10/10 Redstone Logic
8/10 Story
2/10 Gameplay

2017-08-10 07:22

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting Jessegowild:
Bro you didn't block the tp command

Wish I knew how... :P

2017-08-07 16:12

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting 10minN:
so... when I tried to piece together the torn mural, I accidentally broke one of the picture frames... I tried to go into survival to fix this and got stopped by the map.
I'm screwed now, right?

There's a button on the wall that, if you push it, will give you an item frame that you can place on the wall. The icon's texture is broken for some reason, but it should still get you back on track. :P

2017-08-07 16:11

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting jayden1209:
Um... I tried to cheat. cause idk how to reset the combination thing. so... I'm sorry. but u never told us how to reset the combination to get into some secret passage in mansion...

The combination will automatically reset itself if you hit a button that's not in the combination. You should be able to input the correct sequence of numbers at any time.

2017-08-07 16:09

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting NinjaMaster909:
Where is Jefferson's lucky hat? I've looked everywhere.

Nothing really special happens if you find Jefferson's hat--you just get bragging rights. :P But, if you really want to know...
it's in a chest in the river water, close to the bridge.

2017-08-07 16:08

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting Blank:
Same happened to me. I don't want to delete the map. The creators said there was command for getting out but I can't seem to find it.

will take you back to your last spawnpoint. :)

2017-08-07 16:06

0 GhostCatProductions Quoting madd_dogg:
This is a really great map. However, i cant pass the parkour part as i am not very talented in parkours :D and i cant open gamemode because you blocked it. The way you have prohibited cheats is very creative but I'd be happy to see the end :(

I understand your frustration...i t literally took us hours to pass our own parkour after we made it. :P If you've tried as hard as you can and just can't do it anymore, you should be able to use relative teleportation to get across (if I remember right, it's something like /tp @p ~ ~ ~30, although you might have to play around with the numbers a bit). Give it your best shot first, though--it's a good chance for you to improve your parkour skills! :)

2017-08-07 16:06

0 HELP So I entered the room with the floating lava and nothing happned I tried looking at another person and Evan98 was talking in that but he is not saying anything, Anything I can do?

2017-08-05 00:46

0 tintinf This is an amazing map! the part with the colors and the parkour are really hard but gg i made it! Decoration is amazing and the idea is just really good!

2017-08-03 17:24

0 Ultra2000 Quoting Homeslice_Pie:
You could give yourself the levitation effect if you wanted to get across. /effect @p 25

Yea that is what I did I thought I was cheating *-*

2017-08-03 14:48

0 Campbell Quoting Blank:
Same happened to me. I don't want to delete the map. The creators said there was command for getting out but I can't seem to find it.

Same its so annoying the command is no where

2017-08-03 04:25

0 TheKenJay Interesting Plot! Pretty good map but, I can't figure out what to do to get the "chest" in the mansion...pleas e help!

2017-08-02 19:47

0 Bluestar2 Hey there! I tried to go to the mansion, but I did not know where it was? Could you please tell me the coordinates to the Wexford Mansion?

2017-08-02 12:44

+1 Meneer_Duck BEST MAP EVERRRR!!!

2017-08-02 10:09

0 ??? What is the coordinates for the end of the maze? I am really stuck and I know that I can't switch gamemode plz help

2017-08-01 18:45

+1 Ultra2000 To get past the parkour you wright /effect @p 25 99999 25.
After when you get past it you wright /effect @p clear.
Then try landing Ps: this map was amazing

2017-07-31 15:54

0 Zulpiz Quoting Deveix:
Okay, I was trying to find the button, but I was thinking of breaking a block while being in the water. I got sent to the "creepy minigame" and once I read the word "horror", I quickly deleted the map. I am sorry, but this is unfair. I am an easy person to scare and even if there are no jumpscares, you still cant do that to the players... I didnt finish the map afterwards, but the beggining was fun. so I give it a 6/10 .... Please do not make any creepy parts, because that is just unfair....

Same man. Me and my bro were playing but when that happened I was like nope... xD

2017-07-31 01:33

0 Carl I'm really stuck on the button puzzle in the mansion. I have everything it needed, but i'm not sure if i have all of the coins or if i miscounted the mistakes. The order i have is "10, 11, 4 coins, 4, 12 mistakes". Help?

2017-07-30 18:20

0 jonathan Quoting Blank:
Same happened to me. I don't want to delete the map. The creators said there was command for getting out but I can't seem to find it.

the command is /kill honestly im very annoyed i cant go into gamemode 1 i just want the map for fun after completing it but i cant

2017-07-30 12:38

+1 TheLastTimeLord Ummmm... So, I tried to cheat (sorry), and now I'm stuck in the horror place... I looked at the forum for this map... Wasn't there meant to be a command so you didn't have to do it?

2017-07-30 06:57

0 Eric Took me 21 tries to complete the button parkour. 10 of those deaths were because I thought I had tried a button that I hadn't. I'm a little disappointed.

2017-07-30 02:19


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