Gears of War Meets Minecraft

Gears of War Meets Minecraft

An industrious Minecraft player built a visual representation of the lyrics to the song "Mad World" featured in the famous Gears of War trailer.

I will always remember this rendition of the song "Mad World" by Gary Jules from when I first saw Donnie Darko and it changed my world. Many gamers were introduced to the cover of the Tears for Fears track from the trailer for the first Gears of War back in 2006. Regardless of where you first heard it, the melancholic tones evoke strong feelings and the lyrics are hauntingly poignant. As with any piece of art, translating those feelings into Minecraft blocks is the perfect way to display them to the world.

That's what YouTube user "Eire247" did with huge letters showing all of the lyrics for the first few verses of "Mad World" as a mine cart zooms by. The feat must have taken some time - and some creative editing - but the words are timed generally well to the music.

While it's not quite as evocative as Michel Gondry's original music video for the song, the ending montage in Donnie Darko or even the Gears trailer, I think I like it the best out of all three because it was made with heart.

And a diamond pick.


awesome transition from regular world to nether =D

Hate that version of the song (misses the point of the original) but I loved the video.

Wow, when he entered the cave I felt my heart skip a beat. Well done!

Oh god, if Donnie Darko changed the world it certainly wasn't for the better. Such an over-rated movie.*

*My ***** of an ex loves it, therefore I must hate it.

Ok I'll admit I laughed at the comments about the old lady checking her mail again and again.

The video-was mind-blowing but i think that method would be MUCH more effective with a faster, more up-beat song as the speeded,up visuals and speed really run counter to the song. Perhaps "Party Hard" by Andrew.W? Oh god i would love to see that in minecraft.

GOD DAMN I love tat transition! Well done!

Eh, I prefer Bad Company's, personally.

Still though, that video is really sweet.

I was expecting that to end with the cart hurtling off a cliff.

Good video, glad it didn't end the way I expected.

That was beautiful, I love the song, and minecraft ofcourse.

I could probably come up with a million better ways to spend your time...The amount of hours spent on something so simple would probably be alarming.

If Minecraft has taught me anything, it's that people have way too much time on their hands....

Very cool. That guy's a boss.

Straying Bullet:
Wow, when he entered the cave I felt my heart skip a beat. Well done!

I know. Makes me want to build a Nether section into the big mined-out area under my fort, just to mimic the effect. Might cheat and level-edit one into place.:)

Also: Clever use of ice on that "ever" sign. I was wondering how he got his glass like that until I realized what it was.

The people who made GOW better bloody appreciate this.

trully inspiring.

The only 'strong feelings' Mad World evoked in me was how whiny and attention seeking that stupid song was. Honestly, even Moby's 'Why does My Heart feel so bad' pulls off the same trick better. There are plenty of songs out there that deal with melancholy in a much, much, better way, but everyone's hooked on Mad World just because of Donnie Darko.

Which, incidentally, is a crap film chock full of plot holes enshrouded in a bunch of mystical BS just to make people think it's deep. It's not.

I dont know. Its more impressive to me when someone builds a song within minecraft.

I dont know. Its more impressive to me when someone builds a song within minecraft.

I love the skeleton around 2:55, TURN THAT DAMN MUSIC DOWN!

I'm not seeing how this is gears of war meets minecraft. I didn't think Green Day battled the Transformers because of the music they used in their trailer. Although we can agree that would have been a really good movie.


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