Generative Design in Minecraft (GDMC)

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Welcome to the Generative Design in Minecraft Competition Wiki! Home of the GDMC AI Settlement Generation challenge, where people build AI generators that make interesting Minecraft Settlement. Here you will find information about the competition, framework, examples and explanations, and various research projects (ongoing and otherwise). If you want to join the competition, this is a great place to start.

Our current competition can be found here.

Do you like playing Minecraft? Do you like procedural content generation, or were ever interested in trying it out? Have you ever looked at a village in Minecraft and thought, "I bet I could write something that does that better." Well, now is your chance to prove it!

If you are interested in joining our competition, we highly recommend our discord channel, where we have an active community of several hundred members, and lots of resources to get you started: Discord Channel invite link

For your submission, you need to visit the official webpage. You can also find the official leaderboards here, and download maps and code from previous competitions.

About the GDMC Competition

If you want to get a quick idea what the AI Settlement Generation Challenge is, how it works, and what has happened in the past, there are a few ressources to get you started. You can read our original paper that kicked this all off, or watch the following video by AI and Games, which also showcases some of the earlier results of the competition.

If you want to get a quick look at the current, state-of-the-art, you can take a look at last year's winner annoucement video.

Important Links

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The official GDMC Website

Join our community!

This wiki is being developed so that it can be used as a hub for all GDMC information, be it about individual entries, research projects, or the frameworks themselves. We aim to provide up-to-date information on our current competition here.

If you have some ideas to share and want to help make this wiki better, you can join the site and start contributing straight away! We would particularly invite you to contribute if you are a past participant or framework developer, in which case it would be great if you could either document your work here, or provide a link to the documentation elsewhere. If you're not a member yet and want to join, simply create a Wikidot account or sign in if you already have one here.

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The main discussion in our community happens on our Discord server, which you can join here. There you can find help to get started, share your cool ideas, and discuss with the organizers and developers how the future of the GDMC competition should look like. We have an active and friendly community with more than 500 members.

You can also follow us on Twitter @GenDesignMC to receive the latest news and updates.

Finally, our Website at is used for submission and hosts the official results leaderboard, and lets you download past maps and generators.

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