There were some truly amazing gaming creations revealed in this year’s Crafty Creations line-up.
Crafty Creations: The Best Gaming Creations of 2022
The year is almost out and we're looking forward to the next one. Partly because of all the promising new games on the horizon. But also because we'll get to see even more impossibly creative gaming creations from the gaming community. How do we know? Just look at what 2022 alone gave us...
The year began with an example of thinking outside the box. Or more specifically, thinking with the box, as a Minecraft auteur crafted a full cutscene using command boxes to direct their blocky cast of characters.
Speaking of boxes, we were then blown away by the box art of Ink Trash, whose retro reimaginings of modern video game art became the first Crafty Creation that wasn't created inside a game.
Minecraft was unsurprisingly the MVP of the Crafty Creations 2022 lineup. The cutscene was just the beginning, as what followed was a mod that introduced a whole new layer of gameplay to the title, an out of this world recreation of the universe itself, and a picturesque tribute to one of 2022's most talked-about games.
Another mod that made its way into the Crafty Creations annals was "Maximum Destruction", an adults-only Skyrim mod that ramped-up the game's Destruction spells to be more "realistic".
Valheim, meanwhile, with its legendary crafting mechanics, saw a couple of Crafty Creation contenders in 2022, with a practically perfect rendition of The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship, (complete with its very own Grogu) and a recent demonstration of Christmas cheer that's enough to bring a tear to your eye.
My two personal favorites, however, have to be the Stardew Valley trend that saw people trade beets for beats through some masterful flute block compositions, and the astounding Elden Ring demake that turned 2022's Game of the Year into a retro Gameboy classic. Just wait until you see the rolling animation.
So the bar has been set pretty high for 2022. But if this year has proved anything, it's that the creative gaming community will never run out of ideas. So if you see any gaming creations worthy of a shout-out, be sure to let us know via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.