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Poland Launches Official Minecraft Server for Quarantined Students

By Alistair Jones on at

The Polish government has launched a Minecraft server as part of a scheme designed to help quarantined students keep learning. The newly-launched 'Grarantanna' features a number of programmes from the Ministry of Digitization, to "prove that an unplanned stay at home does not have to be boring."

The Minecraft server is the headline feature, allowing students to build replicas of famous building, with awards on offer for the best efforts. Elsewhere, however, students can participate in a five-day game jam, watch a series of online seminars about game development, and take part in role-playing games.

There's also some more traditional educational tasks, like logic puzzles, quizzes, and seminars on how to improve your class presentations, but online gaming has taken a surprising front foot, particularly given this is a government-sanctioned program.