Adorable Fan-Made Turn Minecraft Into a 2D Game

An artistic member of the Minecraft community puts together a cool artistic project, which demonstrates what Minecraft could look like as a 2D game.


  • Minecraft’s 2D fan art showcases a new perspective on the popular sandbox game, sparking creativity in the community.
  • The game’s infinite creative possibilities have inspired fans to create unique artwork, cosplay, and music videos.
  • While Minecraft remains a 3D sandbox, fan art like Hot_Comfortable_111’s 2D pixel art imagines a charming alternate universe.

As a game built around the very spirit of creativity, it’s not surprising that the Minecraft community frequently shows off some incredible creations, though one project recently shared by a talented fan presents what Minecraft itself might look like if it was a fully 2D side-scrolling game instead of the huge 3D sandbox it’s known as. Various fan games inspired by Minecraft in the past have taken the form of such a 2D game, and even some official artwork for the game pays homage to this classic 2D style.

Minecraft‘s practically infinite sandbox worlds were always made for the purpose of letting players go wild and create whatever they can imagine, with the spirit of creativity forming the game’s foundation even before Minecraft‘s survival mechanics were introduced. While players have shared countless mind-blowing creations in the past and continue to do so to this day, the widespread love for the game itself has given rise to plenty of artwork from fans. From hand-crafted cosplay outfits featuring some of the game’s most popular mobs to animated music videos themed around the game, countless Minecraft fans have demonstrated their creative talents time and again in many different ways.


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While Minecraft has directly inspired plenty of similar sandbox games in the past, a work of fan art recently shared by the player known online as Hot_Comfortable_111 shows off what Minecraft may have looked like in a world where it took the form of a 2D side-scrolling game instead. This adorable yet incredibly detailed project features artwork of two different environments – the surface of the Overworld itself, and a large cave complete with a waterfall. The art style used by the artist to illustrate the environments and mobs in these images seems to share some similarities with some of the official 2D artwork often used to promote Minecraft‘s mob votes and the like.

The artwork goes a step further by demonstrating how the UI might fit into a 2D version of Minecraft, with the hotbar instead being placed vertically to the left of the screen and the health and experience bars being placed in the corner beside it. While this project might call to mind Terraria, this charming fan art has led many other fans to wonder what a fully two-dimensional version of Minecraft itself might be like to play.

How Minecraft is Still Changing in 2024

While it’s safe to say that Minecraft will remain as the 3D sandbox that it is, it certainly is an ever-shifting 3D sandbox. Some of the major updates that the game has received over the past few years have completely overhauled various aspects of Minecraft, and fans recently got a better glimpse at some of the new features that are coming to the game this year, including labyrinthine underground structures known as Trial Chambers.



Minecraft is a sandbox video game that puts players in procedurally generated worlds and offers them no guidance whatsoever in where to go or what to do, creating a sense of freedom that was unparalleled in 2011. 

Minecraft has gone on to become the highest-selling video game of all time.