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What is Olbrück?

The Olbrück Project aims to create a medieval themed Minecraft RPG centered around castle Olbrück in the south-west of Germany.
It takes place in the 13th Century and tries to recreate the regions of the Brohl- and Vinxt Valley.
The worldmap covers an area of 6.5 x 6.5 km of this region
which we transferred to a Minecraft Map Size of approximately 1100 x 1100 blocks.
This map includes 7 villages, 8 farms, 1 city, 1 castle and a small monastery.
But there are many more interesting places for the player to discover.
The Project is still in work but we want to give you impressions in form of a little teaser.

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Hello everyone,

It's been a while since our last update blog released, but we are still working and improving our map.
We have added many new locations like campsites, quarries and much more.
Furthermore there was plenty to refine regarding the structures of our farmsteads.
For example we added things such as wood processing areas, gardens, outhouses and chicken coops which complete the impression of functionality of a medieval farmstead.

Exterior improvements

Still there is a lot of work to do. Besides tasks we can easily do ourselves, that only take time we also encountered problems we couldn't solve yet.
Some of those problems concern fundamental features we planned to include in our project.
The implementation of own, not „Minecraft-like“ NPC Models, as well as a RPG and faction system, UI, maybe music and some other technical issues.
All those tasks are too much work for only two people, that are currently working on the project.
If you want to support the project, please don't hesitate to contact us!


Gatehouse Games

Dev Blog #1 The Current Tasks

Dev Blog #1 The Current Tasks

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Besides improving the map itself, we are also working very hard on implementing new types of weapons to the game and change the looks of the old ones...


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Theme of High-Medieval and renaissance Germany, apparently Silesia and Saxony, also Austrian and Czech once was very popular, exciting with its feel of grim rural atmosphere, filled with mysterious motives. Grim broth. fairy tales and secular works of J.S.Bach are ones of the most famous depicture of that atmosphere. Considering rich phantasy of peasant people of those ages, often disappointed in Christianity solace and explanation of horrors of the world, so they appealed to superstition and supernatural ones, which created a fantastic folk art sphere, out of which masterpieces I mentioned higher were created. This also reminds me about "Count Lucanor" - small indie game, set in the concentrated "Grim Germany" (I'd call the art style like this). I was looking for some combination of mods for Minecraft to recreate this phenomenon to create an open-world experience just for my own soul. Now, I see - there're some people feel the same thing (or, at least something very similar), and they're eager to create that world for themselves. I'm very glad you do this ungrateful (in meaning of public response) job, and I'm very eager to see results. Godspeed, lads, you have +1 loyal fan.

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Hi James_Martin!
First of all thank you for your enthusiastic and well-informed feedback.
The world you describe is exactly what we intended to create and we are happy to see that there are other people that appreciate a roleplay game in this kind of setting. Just as you said it, we started the project just for ourselves because we wanted to create a gaming experience, that is set in a landscape that we grew up in and feel connected to and in a time period that was always of interest to us. It feels great to get such intense feedback and support for our project and it's a big motivation to continue our work and to improve it even more.

Kind regards

Gatehouse Games

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