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SkyBlock Minecraft Survival Island Map

Updated on October 5, 2011
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

      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 :)

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      joger98 5 years ago

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

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      Acacoma 5 years ago

      How can U download the game? I reallllllllllllly want to

      know. PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

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      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

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      Arianna 5 years ago

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

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      harro 5 years ago

      make a lava-water cobble generator

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      karlis 5 years ago

      i like this survival island

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      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

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      Ben 5 years ago

      boring

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      cmadsen of modesto 5 years ago

      SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS piSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS thiSSSSS Map

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      Doodleman2001 5 years ago

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

      I want to know

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      Ja1ke 5 years ago

      wheres the download?

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      robert 5 years ago

      how do you download it???

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      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?

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      wtf how do yo downloed it 5 years ago

      wtffffff

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      maxi2233 5 years ago

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

      p.s. :)

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      kvnkvn123 5 years ago

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

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      chaos 5 years ago

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

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      bambam123456 5 years ago

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

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      sky block idier 5 years ago

      first maek a cobelstone geanariata then ...

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      adam 5 years ago

      how do i get to this?

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      ty 5 years ago

      Roooooooooooooooooooocks love so much

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      23432 5 years ago

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

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      ZZZ444a 5 years ago

      I WANT IT

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      1bob45 5 years ago

      this looks cool i want it

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      Martis 5 years ago

      where douwload???

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      KILLER 5 years ago

      YOU STAVE DOWNLOAD FALT

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      connor 5 years ago

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

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      Jacob 5 years ago

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

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      jaxson the k man 5 years ago

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

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      J4CK4L 5 years ago

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

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      How how how how?!?!? 5 years ago

      HOW THE HECK DO I DOWNLOAD THE MAP!!!

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      keybounce 5 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.

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      troc 5 years ago

      how to download this

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      Acacoma 5 years ago

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

      -Timfrank

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      kitycat 5 years ago

      hay this sounds like fun

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      Paul 5 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

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      daisy 5 years ago

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

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      hello people 5 years ago

      how do download sky block pllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me

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      Bacon 5 years ago

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

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      LISTEN 5 years ago

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

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      connor 5 years ago

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

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      mr woof 5 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

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      เจม 5 years ago

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

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      ryen Pena 5 years ago

      how do you download it

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      sakki 5 years ago

      HOOOOOOW TOOO DOOOOOOONLOAD

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      dick 5 years ago

      how do you get it

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      shane 5 years ago

      how do you download it

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      johnny 5 years ago

      this is fun i tried it i completed what i could

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      lolman 5 years ago

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

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      5 years ago

      island

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      island 5 years ago

      how do you download

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      Wes0410 5 years ago

      how do you download this?

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      dylanryan10 5 years ago

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

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      blop 5 years ago

      IT WONT WORK ! IM GONNA RAGE

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      snow man 5 years ago

      were can you download this

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      crazyman115 5 years ago

      how do you install it

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      WOW DUDE 5 years ago

      how do i get it

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      juamp172 5 years ago

      how to play this

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      juamp172 5 years ago

      how to play this

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      axelqazzaq 5 years ago

      how to play this

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      700badboy 5 years ago

      I WANT IT SOOOOOOOOO BADLY

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      ...pie 5 years ago

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

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      anthony14018 5 years ago

      how the crap do you get

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      sdfgdfhjh 5 years ago

      i hait nots

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      rokas 5 years ago

      kaip atsisiusti

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      anthony 5 years ago

      HOW DO U DOWN LOAD SKYBLOCK

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      Jared 5 years ago

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

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      nic 5 years ago

      how the hell do you download it?

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      Nic 5 years ago

      WHEN I TRIED TO DOWNLOAD IT DIDN'T WORK!

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      Hi 5 years ago

      I can't figure out how to download it

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      cikyabum 5 years ago

      tough luck

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      q1 5 years ago

      gayyyyyy

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      Minecraft is my name 5 years ago

      How do you download it

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      matusmoty 5 years ago

      :D moje meno je matus :D

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      5 years ago

      f56w453254e5

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      WOFEN619 4 years ago

      DOPRDELEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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      wendy 4 years ago

      hi how can i downlod sky block

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      daboogaoogaman 4 years ago

      wtf how do u get it :(

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      mo_river_rat 4 years ago

      whrere is the download lenke

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      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

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      abdellah 4 years ago

      bassam_salaki@hotmail.fr

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      notstupid 4 years ago

      you r an idiot

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      Gopley 4 years ago

      HOW DO YOU DOWNLAOD IT??

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      gunhero 19 4 years ago

      were the f#ck is the download link

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      andreas 4 years ago

      ich wiel skyBlock

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      blackie13 4 years ago

      blackie13

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      kbjtrhj 4 years ago

      when is it going to be for

      xbox

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      reece 4 years ago

      how you down load it?

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      jrgator 4 years ago

      how you download it

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      person ;) 4 years ago

      I'll just go play vechs maps

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      gas 4 years ago

      won't let me download

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      froze 4 years ago

      it is a very good server more delta to downloade

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      clayton 4 years ago

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

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      trinity 4 years ago

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

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      Dman 4 years ago

      Played it Love it

      OMG Download it.

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      robie 4 years ago

      how do i downlode a map

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      gemsly 4 years ago

      why can't download?

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      Tobuscus 4 years ago

      why can't I download this

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      jason 4 years ago

      sky blok is so cool

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      evan2345 4 years ago

      i can't download how do you

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      roy 3 years ago

      hoi

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      Niknak44 3 years ago

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

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      download it dumys 3 years ago

      download it it is cool

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      amador 3 years ago

      Com pot downloads sky bloc

      Jimi responders vs Roy

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      stuff 2 years ago

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

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      Issa 2 years ago

      Can you pleas make game for free

      Issa k.i.s

      Thanks

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      Bremu 2 years ago

      SUPER!

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