By Miles Hurley
One of the more positive outcomes that we have been witnessing as a result of the recent situation with COVID-19 is the outburst in inspiration and creativity from artists of all kinds—live-streams events, new collaborations, song parodies, you name it. In terms of creative ideas, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers may take the cake here, as they’ve announced the launch of their very own personal Minecraft sever.
Not like a server for just the band to play on (that’d be odd). A server that they’ve created for players of the game Minecraft to log on to and explore. Minecraft, of course, is a block-design world building game in which players can amass resources, fight enemies, accomplish tasks, and a lot more—it’s a pretty open-ended platform for expression and experimentation on a video game level. Joe Hertler himself explained a bit more about his band’s Minecraft server in his own words, via a press release, copied here below.
“Our server is currently capable of hosting 50 players at once, many of whom will work together to accomplish whatever goals their brains set them to,” explains frontman, Joe Hertler. “It’s called a ‘sandbox’ game. The game only asks players to play, cooperate, and to be creative. There are no pre-set goals or reward systems inherently built into the game.” In a time when we are asked to be isolated amidst a global pandemic, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers remains doing what they do best —bringing their audience together. With over 90 accounts currently registered on the server, the Rainbow Seekers community has taken to Rainbow Land 2 en masse and the player base continues to grow.
New users are welcome to join in on the fun and all setup instructions are available via JoeHertler.com/Minecraft.
Musically speaking, Joe Hertler & The Seekers, who hail from Lansing, Michigan, are as original and creative as their Minecraft idea. Check out their new video for “Passing Through,” which they released a few weeks ago and which showcases their beautiful Americana groove-rock style.