SkyBlock Minecraft Survival Island Map

That's it. That's the whole Minecraft survival map right there.
That's it. That's the whole Minecraft survival map right there.

SkyBlock is the most recent wildly popular Minecraft Survival Island map, a small block of dirt floating in the sky for all eternity. There are no secret chambers to explore, no mysteries to solve. Just some dirt, a tree and a chest. (There are a few more goodies to work with, but we'll get to them in a bit.) It's not the sort of map you might have expected to have garnered over a hundred thousand downloads, but let's face it, logic doesn't always apply to Minecraft and I can honestly say that this incredibly simple map is one of the most fun maps I've ever played, and it has surprising replay value as well.

The rules of SkyBlock island are simple. Stay on the SkyBlock. You might think this obvious because you are floating in the void after all, but I'm guessing if you're patient enough and you build a bridge long enough, Minecraft's inimitable world generation system will eventually create solid land for you to play on. Why the creator is so dead set on people staying on the grass dot is a bit beyond me, I'd have thought that escaping the blasted thing would have been a worthy goal, but instead you're encouraged to potter about on the grass until you simply can't stand the tedium anymore.

You might think that the scope for building on an island consisting entirely of dirt is limited, and you're sort of right, but the fact that you've got a tree there basically means that you can go on extending the island for eternity. One minecraft tree can lead to many thousands more. Trees are pretty much the rabbits of minecraft.

Your starting chest, containing interesting goodies.
Your starting chest, containing interesting goodies.

The Starting Chest

The starting chest contains quite a few surprising goodies, here's a list:

A bucket of lava.

Two blocks of ice.

12 pieces of string.

A melon.

A cactus.

One red mushroom.

One brown mushroom.

Pumpkin seeds.

One sugar cane.

A bone.

Just like that, the game actually becomes quite interesting. You have the resources to make water and potentially grow wild grass and large mushrooms. Of course, you only have limited dirt, so how you do these things matters. The limited space and resources also create limited choices, which means that you must often choose between strategies. Some strategies end in victory, others in despair. On a map like this, every block of dirt is precious.

My first  (fatally flawed) night on SkyBlock Island.
My first (fatally flawed) night on SkyBlock Island.

A Peaceful Minecraft Survival Map

There are very few survival maps which can be played on peaceful mode, but this is definitely one of them. It's not about fighting monsters as much as it is about allocating resources wisely and being patient. Though I was initially skeptical about the ability of such a small and simple map to provide entertainment, I could not recommend this map any more highly.

Download SkyBlock Minecraft Survival Map

SPOILER / WARNING

Read this only if you want to get a tip that will save you a great deal of frustration and more than likely, one complete restart of the map.

Alert:

It snows. This kills the sapling.

Snow destroys all saplings planted on the island.
Snow destroys all saplings planted on the island.

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sumosalesman 5 years ago from Somersworth New Hampshire

Like a moth to a flame, I'm drifting ever closer to downloading MineCraft. Thanks again for a great hub, and for making the spoiler avoidable.


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pcgamer 5 years ago Author

Ha! Good luck, although it's so close to the 'final' release, you may as well wait for that to come out, there's a final flurry of final beta versions coming out now that might be confusing to a newbie :)


joger98 5 years ago

i'v played it with two friends of me and it is briliant !!!


Acacoma 5 years ago

How can U download the game? I reallllllllllllly want to

know. PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


phillip 5 years ago

where do i download sky block when i download from somme web sites and put it in the saves folder and i go into minecraft it doesn't work


Arianna 5 years ago

Im skeptical about it being fun as well but i guess ill give it a try :P


harro 5 years ago

make a lava-water cobble generator


karlis 5 years ago

i like this survival island


Firstkart 5 years ago

Is there a seed for it?


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minecraftloader 5 years ago

Nice Map, i love this map because it is wonderful

http://minecraft-texturepack.com


Ben 5 years ago

boring


cmadsen of modesto 5 years ago

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS piSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS thiSSSSS Map


Doodleman2001 5 years ago

How do you download where do you download it get back to me

I want to know


Ja1ke 5 years ago

wheres the download?


robert 5 years ago

how do you download it???


robert 5 years ago

i downloaded it now but it dosent work when i put it in my maps folder can you piz help me?


wtf how do yo downloed it 5 years ago

wtffffff


maxi2233 4 years ago

im looking forward to playing the map because i never did an adventure map!

p.s. :)


kvnkvn123 4 years ago

when i look in the starting chest i only see lava and 1 ice and it says there should be more


chaos 4 years ago

is there a way to make the water not turn into ice help


bambam123456 4 years ago

I spawned in a pet wolf. Just for shits and giggles (: I wassn't as lonely either


sky block idier 4 years ago

first maek a cobelstone geanariata then ...


adam 4 years ago

how do i get to this?


ty 4 years ago

Roooooooooooooooooooocks love so much


23432 4 years ago

2333????????????


ZZZ444a 4 years ago

I WANT IT


1bob45 4 years ago

this looks cool i want it


Martis 4 years ago

where douwload???


KILLER 4 years ago

YOU STAVE DOWNLOAD FALT


connor 4 years ago

where the f*&^ do i donload the f*&$*@# game


Jacob 4 years ago

You have to put it in your saves file not your world file


jaxson the k man 4 years ago

PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO TO DOWN LOAD SKYBLOCK I NEEEEEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


J4CK4L 4 years ago

How do i get this i have pdf reader but how do i get it?


How how how how?!?!? 4 years ago

HOW THE HECK DO I DOWNLOAD THE MAP!!!


keybounce 4 years ago

Download it here:

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/600254-surv-sk...

This is a picture of the older version. The new one starts you with a little less, and a challenge to build to a second island. And, it has a nether.

Between a cobblestone generator and a tree farm, you can do just about anything on this map. Near the end of that thread I posted are some amazing builds that people have done.

Oh, and it's not a "peaceful" map. You need colored wool to complete challenges, so you'll have to make a spider grinder.


troc 4 years ago

how to download this


Acacoma 4 years ago

That's easy go to minecraft.net click "Sign up" then download it:)

-Timfrank


kitycat 4 years ago

hay this sounds like fun


Paul 4 years ago

"That'sss a very nice everything you have there" Has never been a more relevant quote than it would be while playing this map.

Although it'd be something of a challenge to get far enough away from any point on the map to allow creepers to spawn, if they did, they could literally blow up the entire map.

I wonder what happens when there's no blocks left on the map at all...? O.o


daisy 4 years ago

what this doesn't even tell you how to download it just tell everyone plzzz


hello people 4 years ago

how do download sky block pllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me


Bacon 4 years ago

Where is the fire truckin download button for this..can't find it Dx


LISTEN 4 years ago

DOES ANYONE WANT ME TO MAKE A SKYBLOCK MAP WITH ORES AND MORE STUFF IN CHESTS?


connor 4 years ago

brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


mr woof 4 years ago

i think its a great map and to download it you have to put them on desktop then go start appdata .minecraft and then bin minecraft.jar saves and paste and you should be done


เจม 4 years ago

????????????


ryen Pena 4 years ago

how do you download it


sakki 4 years ago

HOOOOOOW TOOO DOOOOOOONLOAD


dick 4 years ago

how do you get it


shane 4 years ago

how do you download it


johnny 4 years ago

this is fun i tried it i completed what i could


lolman 4 years ago

were to download i get a stup pdf creator i want skyblock nog pdf


4 years ago

island


island 4 years ago

how do you download


Wes0410 4 years ago

how do you download this?


dylanryan10 4 years ago

i love the map make a mob trap you get a thun of stuf from it


blop 4 years ago

IT WONT WORK ! IM GONNA RAGE


snow man 4 years ago

were can you download this


crazyman115 4 years ago

how do you install it


WOW DUDE 4 years ago

how do i get it


juamp172 4 years ago

how to play this


juamp172 4 years ago

how to play this


axelqazzaq 4 years ago

how to play this


700badboy 4 years ago

I WANT IT SOOOOOOOOO BADLY


...pie 4 years ago

how the heck do u get it at least!!!


anthony14018 4 years ago

how the crap do you get


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rokas 4 years ago

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anthony 4 years ago

HOW DO U DOWN LOAD SKYBLOCK


Jared 4 years ago

How do you get this? I am confused ...


nic 4 years ago

how the hell do you download it?


Nic 4 years ago

WHEN I TRIED TO DOWNLOAD IT DIDN'T WORK!


Hi 4 years ago

I can't figure out how to download it


cikyabum 4 years ago

tough luck


q1 4 years ago

gayyyyyy


Minecraft is my name 4 years ago

How do you download it


matusmoty 4 years ago

:D moje meno je matus :D


4 years ago

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WOFEN619 4 years ago

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To nikdo neví jak to stahuje a nem?že to sem napsat. Ty vole notak co nato ?umíte a napište to sem.


wendy 4 years ago

hi how can i downlod sky block


daboogaoogaman 4 years ago

wtf how do u get it :(


mo_river_rat 4 years ago

whrere is the download lenke


spiderbatnerd 4 years ago

how in notches name do you download this peece of crap and i dont give a

crap if its spelt wrong


abdellah 4 years ago

bassam_salaki@hotmail.fr


notstupid 4 years ago

you r an idiot


Gopley 4 years ago

HOW DO YOU DOWNLAOD IT??


gunhero 19 4 years ago

were the f#ck is the download link


andreas 4 years ago

ich wiel skyBlock


blackie13 4 years ago

blackie13


kbjtrhj 4 years ago

when is it going to be for

xbox


reece 4 years ago

how you down load it?


jrgator 4 years ago

how you download it


person ;) 3 years ago

I'll just go play vechs maps


gas 3 years ago

won't let me download


froze 3 years ago

it is a very good server more delta to downloade


clayton 3 years ago

how do u down load this map to the usb? guys


trinity 3 years ago

I forgot this..I downloaded it but the doc disappeared and now i forgot :L Shame...i could of told u all...!


Dman 3 years ago

Played it Love it

OMG Download it.


robie 3 years ago

how do i downlode a map


gemsly 3 years ago

why can't download?


Tobuscus 3 years ago

why can't I download this


jason 3 years ago

sky blok is so cool


evan2345 3 years ago

i can't download how do you


roy 3 years ago

hoi


Niknak44 3 years ago

I can't seem to download it. how do u download it?


download it dumys 3 years ago

download it it is cool


amador 2 years ago

Com pot downloads sky bloc

Jimi responders vs Roy


stuff 2 years ago

how do you download skyblock?!?!?!?!?!


Issa 2 years ago

Can you pleas make game for free

Issa k.i.s

Thanks


Bremu 23 months ago

SUPER!

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