James Delaney, Founder and Director, Blockworks

James Delaney is the founder and Managing Director of BlockWorks – a collective of over 60 designers, animators, artists and developers from around the world with a shared passion for Minecraft. BlockWorks has grown from an informal group of friends playing their favourite game, to a large design studio and consultancy working for some of the largest film studios, marketing firms and educational institutions from around the world. The team’s use of Minecraft as a design tool rather than a game underlines their work, which is usually chraracterised by large scale immersive environments and unique gameplay which seems to stretch Minecraft to its limits. James also reads Architecture at Cambridge University and pursues a particular interest in the correlation between Architecture and video games, Minecraft in particular, which is explored through educational projects inside of the game as well as more theoretical discussions and proposals.

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