Map Miner

The map miner tool enables interactive exploration of player position over time. A timeline shows the number of active players on a server over time. The map shows the position of those players over the selected time period. The map can be zoomed and moved interactively and updates in updates continuously while selecting or moving the time frame.

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An interactive demo, source code and description of the input format is available in the map miner section.

Graph Miner

The graph miner tool enables interactive exploration of player relationships. Several weighted graphs can be visualized at once. The players, represented the vertices of the graph, can be filtered and sorted using JavaScript expressions. The relationship graphs connect players pairwise. Edges can be filtered and their weight can be set by custom JavaScript expressions also.

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An interactive demo, source code and description of the input format is available in the graph miner section.

Map Exploration Time Lapse

Using our Epilog plugin, we collected 14 days worth of gameplay on a Minecraft server between July 13 and September 12, 2014. The video shows how the players explore a new world. Regions get darker the more time players spend there. Underground mine shafts can be identified by dark, straight lines. Exploring on the surface creates bright lines. One frame represents 5 minutes and the video shows 60 frames per second. Periods without player activity are cut out.