The first Play for Peace weekend took place on January 17th, 2014.

During the weekend,¬† game lovers from across the middle east were invited to log in from their home computers to a virtual game world, and collaborate to build the world’s first virtual peace village.

Over 50 players from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and other countries logged in and spent the weekend chatting, building and playing together using the popular game Minecraft. ¬†Automatic translation was incorporated into the game’s chat system to allow natural conversation in multiple languages.

This was the first in what is planned to be a series of monthly events, which will hope will attract an ever-growing audience. This first event was organized in collaboration with Peace Factory. Here are some images of the scenery and monuments created by players during the weekend: