Tate Worlds are exciting Minecraft maps that present virtual environments inspired by artworks from the Tate gallery’s collection.
Players can explore a range of paintings and sculpture, undertaking various activities and challenges that relate to the themes or stories behind the artworks.
Tate has teamed up with some of Minecraft's best known mapmakers to create these virtual artworks, offering a unique combination of art, history and adventure.
Tate Worlds: The Toy Shop
Peter Blake used lots of real objects in his artwork The Toy Shop 1962, including his own collection of toys.
In this Tate Worlds adventure, players drink a shrinking potion before being transported inside the shop window.
On finding themselves toy sized, they are free to explore the many nooks and crannies stuffed full of objects from Peter’s collection. Meeting exciting characters along the way, players dress as superheroes and fire arrows at targets, but they must be careful not to get caught by any of the scarier toys. Using a grappling hook to scale the shelves, they search for objects, complete challenges and collect the activity badges needed to complete the game.
To guide players on their journey, Minecraft explorer cat Stampylongnose has some useful tales to tell. Find the old-fashioned records scattered around the toy shop and place them in the jukebox to hear Stampy’s words of wisdom. Collect all twelve records to receive the final ‘disc jockey’ badge.
Tate Worlds: The Toy Shop can be played in both singleplayer and multiplayer mode (maximum 8 players in up to 4 teams). You must have Minecraft version 1.8.3 to play this map. In multiplayer mode, the first team to complete each challenge and collect all the activity badges, placing them in the correct places, wins the game.
Tate Worlds is a collaboration between Tate galleries, London and The Common People: Adam Clarke, Lead Artist and Producer, with Map maker: Dragnoz and Minecraft builders: Kupo, Featherblade and Tewkesape.