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Watch this player beat Minecraft using a piano as a controller

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We've seen players take down Sekiro bosses with bongos, Dark Souls 3 completed with a guitar hero controller, and now in the wonderful world of controller modding, someone has beaten Minecraft using a piano

YouTuber Jachael123 has modified the keys of a MIDI keyboard to fit Minecraft's controls and has recorded it all for our viewing pleasure.

Jachael123's video follows his blocky journey from him first spawning in Survival Mode and building his first house all the way to fighting the Ender Dragon. The video is a 10-minute supercut of his playthrough, but in a Reddit thread, he explains that it took him seven and a half hours to beat the game including learning the controls.

The white and black keys on Jachael's MIDI keyboard are set up in replacement of both the keyboard and mouse. Before starting the challenge Jachael123 asked fellow Minecraft pianist Tallchief if he could use his key-binding code and then began his blocky saga, which you can follow in full on his second channel JachaelGaming.

Following how the tinkling of the piano inputs align with Minecraft's controls is pretty mesmerising. Thanks, Eurogamer, for highlighting this story.  

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.