Cold Taiga


IslandCraft changes the biome distribution of the world to create an endless ocean filled with randomly generated islands.


Savanna Plains Mesa Extreme Hills Desert Cold Taiga

Full size images can be found here.


30 January 2015: Updated for 1.8!

8 August 2014: 1.0.0-beta is now available! Please refer to this wiki page and please provide feedback in this forum thread. Thanks!

2 August 2014: Updated this page for 1.0.0-beta release which should be here early next week!

Older news can be found in the News Archive.


Updates will be released within a few weeks of any significant CraftBukkit updates to add compatibility for the new versions. In addition, the following releases are planned.


  • To be released within the next few weeks
  • Minor bug fix
  • More informative logging and error messages in console


  • To be released within the next few months
  • Rivers

IslandCraft-RealEstate-0.1.0-alpha (separate plugin)

  • To be released within the next 6 months
  • Buy and sell islands
  • Grief protection
  • Welcome and farewell messages
  • Vault, WorldGuard and Dynmap compatibility


IMPORTANT: As IslandCraft heavily modifies the terrain generation, it can destroy your worlds if you're not careful with the configuration. BACK UP EVERYTHING BEFORE INSTALLING. You have been warned.

Instructions can be found here.


IMPORTANT: After changing "ocean" or "island-distribution" you must reset your IslandCraft world. So make sure you get these right before spending much time playing on the world. To reset the IslandCraft world, you need to delete the file "server/plugins/IslandCraft/IslandCraft.db" and the folder "server/world_islandcraft". And then recreate the world using Multiverse or Multiworld.

You can safely add/remove/modify the "island-generators" without needing to reset your world. Islands which have already been generated or partially generated will continue to use whatever settings you had when they were created. Islands in newly explored chunks will adopt the new settings.

Instructions can be found here.

Plugin Developers Guide to the IslandCraft API

DISCLAIMER: Consider the API features of IslandCraft to be in Beta. They have not been thoroughly tested and are subject to change in the future. I would love to hear any feedback you have if you try to use this!

Information for plugin developers who wish to integrate with or modify/extend IslandCraft can be found here.

What happened to the other features?

While in alpha, IslandCraft included some chat and other miscellaneous features. These have all been removed as there are other plugins you can use for this purpose. Going forward, IslandCraft will have a much narrower feature set focusing on just the islands.

The RealEstate features (including Vault, WorldGuard and Dynmap integration) will be making a return in a new separate plugin. Separating these from the terrain generation provides a number of benefits. It helps me to keep them on separate release cycles, so I can release updates for the terrain generation very quickly as new versions come out. It has forced me to create an API so the plugins can cooperate, this will also allow others to make plugins which integrate with IslandCraft.

Public Servers Running IslandCraft

Running a public server with IslandCraft? Feel free to advertise in the comments below or on the forums.

I've been hanging out on a great server by iT5Ace

  • Minecraft forum post: link
  • Facebook: link
  • IP:

Drop by if you'd like to hang out on a server with IslandCraft :)

Data Collection

This plugin sends statistics about the usage to If you wish to disable this data collection, follow the instructions to server owners for opting-out which can be found here.

Global Statistics


More information can be found on the IslandCraft wiki.

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  • Avatar of alegendslayer alegendslayer Feb 19, 2015 at 09:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I could do a setup video, If it is needed!

  • Avatar of mtdutch mtdutch Feb 03, 2015 at 19:45 UTC - 1 like

    Hello !

    This plugin looks like great fun, I'll try it out when I get a host ;3

  • Avatar of hoqhuuep hoqhuuep Feb 03, 2015 at 11:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @stormchaser206: Go

    I'm not really set-up for making a video myself... If anyone would like to make one let me know!

    What would you like to see a video of? The setup process? Just flying around an island world? Something else?

    Last edited Feb 03, 2015 by hoqhuuep


  • Avatar of stormchaser206 stormchaser206 Feb 02, 2015 at 22:07 UTC - 1 like

    Will a video come out?

  • Avatar of hoqhuuep hoqhuuep Jan 30, 2015 at 07:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated to 1.8. Please let me know if you have any issues. Sorry for the delay!

    Also, please be informed that I have added some data collection (I'm really curious how many people are actually using the plugin!) This plugin sends statistics about the usage to the server If you wish to disable this data collection, follow the instructions to server owners for opting-out which can be found here.


  • Avatar of unstopablekk unstopablekk Dec 24, 2014 at 21:04 UTC - 1 like

    Please update for Craftbukkit 1.8! Thanks :D

  • Avatar of Zillew Zillew Dec 09, 2014 at 09:40 UTC - 1 like

    My pirates server is running IslandCraft, I have used it before and I'm of course very satisfied with it! IP: Website:
    RPG/Economy based Pirate server!

  • Avatar of GodsDead GodsDead Nov 28, 2014 at 11:28 UTC - 1 like

    @hoqhuuep: Go

    Spigot is releasing 1.8 today, I have only JUST found this plugin and as you can see from my banner would suit my server perfectly!

  • Avatar of antikx antikx Nov 26, 2014 at 16:06 UTC - 0 likes

    I love this plugin. How is the "rivers" update coming?

  • Avatar of iT5Ace iT5Ace Oct 11, 2014 at 07:40 UTC - 1 like

    I'm very excited for Sponge. Bukkit has been getting really old and boring. Now that it can run a mix of Vanilla and Forge clients, it is going to be incredible for servers and clients. I am really looking forward to the future of hosting as well as Islandcraft being update for it!

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Date created
Jun 15, 2013
Last update
Jan 29, 2015
Development stage
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BSD License
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