The title of this article reads like something out of a near-future advertisement, but it’s actually a real thing, right now (provided you’re a UK citizen). Elysian Estates — a UK luxury accommodation company is hiring a ‘virtual estate builder’ to “bring our properties to life in the digital world”. The role of the ‘virtual estate builder’ is to recreate 10 of Elysian Estates’ properties within Minecraft. The succecssful candidate will earn themselves £10,000, which works out to about $14,000 USD.
The job is open to any UK Citizens who are over the age of 16, and applications are made by recreating Aldourie Castle within Minecraft, based upon a series of hi-res pictures that have been provided. According to the listing ““Property specialists at Elysian Estates are looking specifically for intricate detail, imagination and creativity.” Applications close on the 18th of April, and the winner will then be informed a week after the closing date, on the 25th of April.
Elysian Estates is also considering future jobs, should this prove popular within the Minecraft community, so it will be interesting to see how virtual reconstructions of properties will be received, and if this sets a precedent for virtual advertising on such a scale.
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