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Local software development company 57Digital Ltd, founded by
Jamie Chapman and Luke Dixon - two Sheffield Hallam
University graduates, are showcasing their latest mobile app to an
audience of 10,000 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this
The company, who are official partners with Mojang, the creators
of the cult hit game - Minecraft, will be running a workshop where
youngsters can design a character using felt tip marker pens and
paper. Then, using the technology 57Digital have created, the
physical drawing can be scanned using an iPhone application that
will convert the “real world” drawing into a character
design that can be used inside the actual Minecraft game
The event itself is free for all to attended and is hosted at
the V&A Museum in London on the 30th August 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
until 10 p.m. The event boasts many different Minecraft
activities, including talks from the game designers themselves.
57Digital started their company over two years ago and since
have created several official Minecraft partner apps.
Including their interactive character design tool: Minecraft Skin
Studio app (minecraftskinstudio.com) and Minecraft Papercraft
Studio (minecraftpapercraftstudio.com) which allows the user to
print a template of their own Minecraft character, cut it out with
scissors and glue it together to produce a 3D model of their
Photos available on request.