I dream of Minecraft most nights. (When I’m not dreaming I’m at Minute Maid Park.)

Today, though, I think I caught Minecraft having a fever dream of its own.


One screenshot can't do it justice.

Odd floating islands and dozens of looming overhangs. All the baffling oddness of Minecraft’s possible worlds magnified in one area. I walked through it fearfully; it was something new and strange. I half expected the ground to shift beneath my feet. As it was, a hidden pit saw me plummet into the darkness and lose half my health.

The game can still surprise me.

Sometimes I think it might even surprise itself.