# Our world is (almost) infinite

By on September 7, 2012

Our world has been designed around a concept of an (almost) infinite world. The actual size will vary, as we will experiment with chunk sizes. But as it stands at the moment, the grid is capable of $latex path not specified.: 2^{32}$ number of chunks in all directions. Each chunk is $latex path not specified.: 8*8*8$ blocks large.

This gives us a theoretical world size of $latex path not specified.: 2^{32} * 8 = 34359738368$ in any direction.

In volume this is $latex path not specified.: {(2^{32} * 8)} ^ {3} = 4,056481920730334e+31$ cubic meters. In cubic kilometers this is 4,056481920730334e+22.

This is larger than the earth. The earth has a volume of “only” $latex path not specified.: 1.08321*10^12$ cubic kilometers.

Our game is much bigger than the earth!

In fact, it’s larger than the sun too (with a volume of 1.412*10^18 cubic kilometers).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun

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