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The Hypercube

Created by FlowGD

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Play in 1.14! Resource pack is integrated into the map folder.

What is the map about?

The Hypercube is a 20-minute puzzle parkour map in which you traverse a world that exists in 4 dimensions of space. You are equipped with a device that can rotate your 3-dimensional slice of existence around the XW plane, thus allowing you to move across the 4th dimension. The map contains 7 levels, as well as 5 tutorial courses to help you understand the 4th dimension.

The 4th dimension is a concept that is difficult to grasp, especially if you have never been exposed to the concept before. In this map, the 4th dimension is not time, instead it is an additional dimension objects can exist on. You can follow 4 in-depth tutorials and 1 simplified tutorial from within the map if you are having difficulty understanding the idea of a 4th spatial dimension.

The map combines difficult puzzles and parkour jumps, jumps that sometimes occur across the 4th dimension. It is strongly recommended that you make use of the coordinate tracker above your hotbar.

This map is inspired by the game Miegakure.

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I have tested the map many times, however if you find a bug make sure to post it in the comments!

Changelog

v1.2 - Bugfix update:
- Fixed a skip on level 4.
- Fixed the ability to go out of map.

v1.1 - Bugfix update:
- Added sounds to the in-depth tutorial.
- TP to checkpoint button active even when there is no checkpoint.
- Fixed text of tutorial.
- Fixed a skip in level 6.
- Made level 7 slightly easier.

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Map Details

Creator: FlowGD
Rating:
(91 votes)
Version: 1.2
MC Version: 1.14
Size: 9.8 MB
Added: 2019-05-03
Downloads: 15,973
Category: Puzzle Maps

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+1 antho57400 Also i p[censored]ed level 4 without finding the orange wool.

2019-07-12 11:29

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0 antho57400 I love the game mechanic here, but the jumps are way too hard for me, i ragequit at level 3 because i thought a jump was impossible though it is actually the solution...

2019-07-12 09:34

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+2 Me This is absolutely incredible in every way. 'Nuff said.

2019-07-11 12:26

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-1 msdowntherehair Quoting Osiris:
I realize that many believe that the 4th dimension isn't time, but I don't think they're considering it from a perspective of quantum mechanics, because if you look at the way the dimension shifts around, you'll notice that objects on each plane are in a quantum flux state, so what you see when you are only able to perceive the 4th dimension similarly to a 2 dimensional entity observing the 3rd dimension is essentially the dimension you experience the most linearly, based on when YOU would be there, generating the secenery from your perspective. Since you are intersecting by shifting the W coordinates, what you're doing is locking your perspective to a single slice of time, and that slice contains only what you were able to observe when you were at that space and time. It's like traversing through a memory and trying to be somewhere you have never been before in the past, present, or future while within that memory, limited to the sole perspective of the individual experiencing the ability to perceive slices of time as if they are spaces.

ok wow i just wanted to play minecraft and you gave me a full on lecture about the 4th dimension

2019-07-01 18:12

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0 Aletag Quoting Brainth:
This is, without a single doubt, the best puzzle map I've EVER played in Minecraft, and I've been playing since 1.2. You took a very complex and interesting concept, and managed to translate it flawlessly into Minecraft. The idea is great, even though Miegakure thought of this way of showing the 4th dimension, the execution is incredible. It also has a really amazing tutorial (I wish I had something as good as that when I originally learnt about it).

The only flaw I found was (as of 1.2) at the 4th level (spoilers ahead). There's a diagonal jump from the Tesseract that houses the orange Wool to the one right after the orange Wall. This allows you to skip the first 2 wools completely, and complete the level from there. Still, I can't do anything but praise this map. It's beautiful, and creative, and smart, and has a perfect learning curve. One of the best experiences I've ever been through, the only thing I can compare it to is the masterpiece that is Portal. In a sense, thinking in 4D is similar to how Portal teaches you to think with portals.


It's a real pity Miegakure hasn't been released yet. Honestly, I don't even know if the developer is still working on it.

2019-07-01 13:23

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-2 Osiris I realize that many believe that the 4th dimension isn't time, but I don't think they're considering it from a perspective of quantum mechanics, because if you look at the way the dimension shifts around, you'll notice that objects on each plane are in a quantum flux state, so what you see when you are only able to perceive the 4th dimension similarly to a 2 dimensional entity observing the 3rd dimension is essentially the dimension you experience the most linearly, based on when YOU would be there, generating the secenery from your perspective. Since you are intersecting by shifting the W coordinates, what you're doing is locking your perspective to a single slice of time, and that slice contains only what you were able to observe when you were at that space and time. It's like traversing through a memory and trying to be somewhere you have never been before in the past, present, or future while within that memory, limited to the sole perspective of the individual experiencing the ability to perceive slices of time as if they are spaces.

2019-06-05 02:38

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+2 Brainth This is, without a single doubt, the best puzzle map I've EVER played in Minecraft, and I've been playing since 1.2. You took a very complex and interesting concept, and managed to translate it flawlessly into Minecraft. The idea is great, even though Miegakure thought of this way of showing the 4th dimension, the execution is incredible. It also has a really amazing tutorial (I wish I had something as good as that when I originally learnt about it).

The only flaw I found was (as of 1.2) at the 4th level (spoilers ahead). There's a diagonal jump from the Tesseract that houses the orange Wool to the one right after the orange Wall. This allows you to skip the first 2 wools completely, and complete the level from there. Still, I can't do anything but praise this map. It's beautiful, and creative, and smart, and has a perfect learning curve. One of the best experiences I've ever been through, the only thing I can compare it to is the masterpiece that is Portal. In a sense, thinking in 4D is similar to how Portal teaches you to think with portals.

2019-05-31 05:24

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-1 Red_Slime85 This map is the most interesting puzzle map I have ever played. I believe that the creator has done a great job recreating the mechanics from "Miegakure". The tutorial really helped me visualise the 4D world, but it took me a while to understand how I move around 4D space, so if you're up for the challenge I believe that you'll definetely enjoy Hypercube.

2019-05-28 16:30

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+2 Noam_N1202 This is the best map I ever played !!!
Try it now!!!

2019-05-27 15:24

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0 DG Great map!

I downloaded v1.2 of the map and think I found another skip on level 4; as I completed the level without ever removing the red barrier: on the hyperplane X=13 there's a diagonal jump from the ground to the last of the floating size-2 tesseracts.
I found this early on, in fact I completed the level without ever finding the intended way up from ground level.

2019-05-26 18:05

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0 CZghost This map is a whole new level of puzzle maps! How did you do that? :O

2019-05-24 23:58

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0 Gameknight14 Can you please make this in 1.13? My computer can't run the map without optifine. Thanks!

2019-05-24 01:05

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0 CZghost Can I play in 1.14.1? Or is it only 1.14?

2019-05-22 10:50

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+1 ImXevis I saw it in a video and its breathtaking. i don't have words to describe it.
I'm going to play it now!

2019-05-15 16:22

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0 winnermin17 Awesome. So, now I can feel the fourth dimension
┬┐Have you ever see the 3blue1brown video about cuaternions? https://youtu.be/d4EgbgTm0Bg

2019-05-15 00:58

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+3 FlowGD Quoting Dragon:
Yeah didn't work for me I did load it on realms but we just teleported into the void

Did you try to play multiplayer? The map is singleplayer.

2019-05-13 19:27

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+1 Dragon Yeah didn't work for me I did load it on realms but we just teleported into the void

2019-05-11 21:27

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+1 FlowGD Quoting Scandalously:
Great map!!! Truly mind-bending!!! And I've been having hours of fun playing it.

I had a question though...
The goal on the first level is at these coordinates: x=5, y=5, z=9, w=5. But it's only visible and grabbable on the xyz-hyperplane (slice) w=5. Shouldn't the goal also be visible and grabbable on the yzw-hyperplane x=5???

....uh, if any of that makes sense...


It was like that originally, but I decided to change it so that it was a little harder.

2019-05-11 16:29

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0 cooly1234 I would REALLY appreciate it if you could email me, FLOWGD. I would love to find out how you made the 4d element work with just command blocks.

2019-05-11 14:09

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+3 Omieha Hello,

I just have one question. Is this map compatible with multiple players?

2019-05-11 13:34

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0 Scandalously Great map!!! Truly mind-bending!!! And I've been having hours of fun playing it.

I had a question though...
The goal on the first level is at these coordinates: x=5, y=5, z=9, w=5. But it's only visible and grabbable on the xyz-hyperplane (slice) w=5. Shouldn't the goal also be visible and grabbable on the yzw-hyperplane x=5???

....uh, if any of that makes sense...

2019-05-10 17:36

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0 Quinten What a cool map!
I did find a problem in level 4 or maybe I just have the wrong version but if you get to w 8 and on the wood platform you can just jump over the orange barrier

2019-05-09 12:56

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0 jeremyKH05 coole mape

2019-05-08 14:53

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+1 ygyuuffut This is one of the kinds the single most unique map I ever played, as it involves the "hyperspace" or "4D" (keep it going!).
Though map creator very kindly offered an in-depth tutorial for any noobs at 4D like me, it was still challenging to understand this another concept of 4D (Well, the 4D I know involves another plane called time, which is the 4th plane aside from depth, height, and length).

Hint: I figured out 4 levels so far with the mindset of "this is monument valley, and I am Ida who stood in this puzzle", so... maybe it will help who haven't got that far yet :)

9.5/10: totally recommended it, but it requires some difficult concept to understand which may be frustrating to some players.

2019-05-06 01:12

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+3 cooly1234 Absolutely AMAZING! I love the idea. I am stuck on the Dessert one though. 5 stars! BTW level selection...? and how many levels ARE there?

2019-05-04 13:02

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+3 Thunder Gabe Nice map, super confusing but very interesting concept. I found two bugs so far, one was in the end level I made a jump before removing the wall and accidentally finished the level. The other one was in level 3 when I was trying to get to the orange wool I walked in the wrong spot and it reset the level without me touching anything. I made a video on my channel on your map if you want to see what I am talking about specifically. If you search " Thunder Gabe Hyper Cube " you should be able to find my video. good job :D

2019-05-04 04:33

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+4 TroPro1104 I thought I had a pretty good grasp on what the 4th dimension was, but I keep getting all turned around and getting lost.... on level 2.........

It would be cool if there were just "walk forward" and "walk backward" buttons for the w-axis, but that's asking for a bit much, since I don't know how you'd keep someone from clipping through blocks that're along an axis that you don't have the full view of; this is just Minecraft after all.

Speaking of Minecraft, WOAH this is in minecraft??? I don't know how much work went into this, but I'm super impressed either way!

2019-05-03 23:54

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+3 Manchot999 Absolutely fantastic map. I was initially really confused, and thought that I was never going to be able to solve the first puzzle, but as I advanced through experimentation of the mechanics, I soon found out that I was getting used to the tricks of this strange world. The snow level took me a while (finding that you could go in the igloo was no very obvious).

This map also reminded me somewhat of Hyperrogue, a 2D game using non-euclidean geometry, which also explores some... untraditional ways of getting past obstacles.

2019-05-03 20:20

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