Mojang Studios discusses building ‘Flames of the Nether’ for Minecraft Dungeons, concept art reveals

What do you want to know

  • The latest Minecraft Dungeons update is “Flames of the Nether”, which introduced the fiery dimension of the Nether.
  • Bringing the Nether to Minecraft Dungeons was apparently quite a challenge and spawned hundreds of concept art images.
  • A new interview with developers at Mojang Studios reveals some of the obstacles and the thought processes that went into overcoming them.
  • The interview also revealed a handful of concept art for “Flames of the Nether,” which is always fascinating to see.

Minecraft Dungeons has just unveiled the massive Flames of the Nether DLC. Flames of the Nether is now available on all platforms. Minecraft Dungeons is enabled, and adds Ancient Hunts and changes to Apocalypse Plus mode. The latest expansion for Mojang Studios’ excellent Minecraft spin-off brought the game to the Nether, but it apparently wasn’t as simple as porting everything straight.

An interview with the developers at Mojang Studios shows how the team accomplished Flames of the Nether and what they must have been thinking about when bringing more Minecraft to Minecraft Dungeons. We also have a first look at some great concept art for Flames of the Nether.

Minecraft Dungeons Nether Flames Dlc Concept Art (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

Minecraft Dungeons Nether Flames Dlc Concept Art (Image credit: Mojang Studios)

Source: Mojang Studios

The interview is with Level Designer Laura de Lorens and Art Director Daniel Björkefors of Mojang Studios. The interview discusses the fundamental differences between Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons and all that had to be done to bring the Nether to their descendent ARPG, without ruining what makes the Nether so special in Minecraft. According to Daniel, “(Mojang Studios) ended up with over a hundred pages of concept art for the Nether, including everything from general coloring to new plants, props, armor, and weapons that match environments. “

This meant new textures, items, effects, and a general expansion of the Nether with new environmental details and more. The Flames of the Nether expansion even opens with a gorgeous and mysterious machine that has long since collapsed. You can read the full interview now and check out all the beautiful concept art shared in the article!

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