Posted December 3, 2015 by Dian Raval in Gaming

Cellphone Built In Minecraft Can Make Video Calls!

Big time video streamer Jordan Maron works with Verizon to build an actual working cellphone for use from within the world of Minecraft that can not only browse the internet, but also take two-way video calls to and from other people’s phones! This being in Minecraft though means that the output is rendered in blocks and that the other person sees your Minecraft character on their end making the call. You can even take in-game selfies and send it out to the world.

Here’s a snippet of Verizon describing what this video is all about:

“In the world of Minecraft, almost everything is made of blocks. We’ve created a web application, Boxel, that translates real web pages and streaming video into blocks so they can be built on a Minecraft server in real time. Our server plugin uses Boxel-client to handle the communication between Minecraft and the real world as translated by the web application.”

If you want to learn more about this project and would like to try it out for yourself, click here.


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Dian Raval

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