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Description: It was a tragedy the likes of which London had never seen that began when a fire broke out in an East End bakery in July 1666. The fire quickly spread and continued to rage for a few days, consuming large swathes of the city and claiming thousands of lives. Now gamers are being offered a first person view of the Great Fire of London, thanks to a variety of specially-designed maps that can be played in the hit game Minecraft. With a variety of maps designed specifically for Minecraft gamers can enjoy an in-person view of the Great Fire of London. MINECRAFT FIRE MAPS The Museum of London created the Minecraft maps to mark 350 years since the start of the fire. Players can take on the blaze city with a series of mini-games. The second map, due to be released next month will show how the fire started and spread through the city. Participants will be able revisit the Great Fire through a number of mini games as flames burn through the blocky world around them. You can play as an editor for the London Gazette. Great Fire of London to be recreated by MINECRAFT Virtual... Minecraft gets the full virtual reality treatment: Minecraft creators reveal that the game has sold more than 100 MILLION times... Minecraft goes Virtual! Microsoft release VR version of hit... 82 shares The second map, to be released in the coming months, shows how the fire spread throughout the city from Thomas Farriner's bakery (pictured). Participants will be able recreate the Great Fire through a number of mini games. Players will join firefighters in fighting the flames using traditional tools that are used in the trade, such as recreations of the 17th Century fire truck (pictured) and leather buckets They can then explore different terrains, including caves and forests. For a birds-eye view, players can fly up in the air. Players can now enter virtual reality, with the game being launched for the Oculus Rift. Joshua Blair, digital learning coordinator at the museum The museum's digital learning coordinator, Joshua Blair, said: "The first map of the Great Fire 1666 series has allowed us to fully immerse players in the history and culture of London in 1666, reconstructing the narrow streets, wooden buildings and iconic landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge to set the scene of the fire.' He said: "This second map is where you can find the Great Fire story. We hope players enjoy learning about this pivotal moment in the history of London. According to the creators of the game, the mini-games draw in historical figures, including King Charles II, Thomas Farriner - whose bakery ignited the fire as well as famous diarist Samuel Pepys, who documented the fire. Minecraft servers list The game forms part of the museum's Great Fire 1666 exhibit that runs until April 2017. The new maps will be available to download on Mac and PC from 2 September.

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