Brown University Replica Project

Media Kit


Press Mentions

If you are writing a news article, see the Brown University news article.

It's similar in format to a press release and contains a concise overview of our story.

Video

Photos

Uncompressed photos are available in this Google Drive folder.

If you would like video clips, please contact Isaac Kim. We have clips on hand.

An aerial view of the Brown University Campus in Minecraft. Courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Urs Fischer's Untitled (Lamp/Bear), affectionally named "Blueno" by students. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

The John Carter Brown library. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports.

The "Main Green". Courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

New Pembroke 4, a first year residential dorm. Built by Isaac Kim, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

An aerial view of Metcalf Hall (left), Andrews Hall (center), and Miller Hall (right), all first year residential dorms.Built by Swifti26905, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports.

Interior of the Hope College (residential dorm). Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Interior of the Sharpe Refectory ("The Ratty"). Built by Connor Jordan, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Exterior view of Sayles Hall. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Interior view of Sayles Hall, displaying the Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Reverse view of Sayles Hall. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

The Sciences Library ("Scili"), a popular student study space and research library. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

The Sciences Library ("Scili") at sunrise. Built by Jack Wrenn, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

The famed Van Wickle gates, which first years enter and seniors leave as an annual tradition. Built by ismyleaks, photo courtesy of Isaac Kim/Brown Esports

Interesting Tidbits

The intial skeleton was generated by Geopipe, a company founded by Thomas Dickerson, a Brown CS alum.

Students began to improve the model provided by Geopipe on March 23rd, 2020.

93 students from the Brown Community have signed up to build as of April 14th, 2020.

Anybody can join our server and view our progress with Minecraft Java edition by entering mc.brownesports.org into their Minecraft Client.

An online map of our progress is available at map.brownesports.org:8500.

Project Contacts

Griffin Beels, Brown Esports President

Isaac Kim, Project Lead

About Brown Esports

With more than 700 members in the Brown Esports (BEST) online community, BEST is one of the largest student organizations on Brown University's campus. Between competitive games like League of Legends or Super Smash Brothers, or more casual games like Animal Crossing or Mario Kart, Brown Esports' mission is to provide a welcoming home at Brown for anybody to play games without judgement. All of BEST's projects seek to unite the Brown community -- whether it is through the Minecraft replica of Brown, the arcade machine housed in the Faunce student center, or through Extra Life charity events -- and demonstrate that gaming is able to be a force for good.