BBC Earth and Minecraft have teamed up to create five free worlds based on the launch of a new documentary series Frozen Planet 2.
For the first time, it offers a different perspective: players may study the worlds as animals such as a penguin, a bumblebee, and polar bear.
Players are tasked with documenting significant animal behaviour in order to provide information to help with environmental research, and this is similar to that of natural history film-making researchers.
Frozen Planet II | Trailer - BBC on YouTube
The content in Minecraft: Education Edition is available for free, and it is available in 29 languages, along with lesson plans.
It will be available for free to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition gamers via the Minecraft Marketplace.
The first world is now available from today, with additional updates a week.
Minecraft has long been used for educational purposes. Mojang Studios believes it has the responsibility to use Minecraft to build a better world and instill future generations on global citizenship and sustainability.
"One of the major benefits of the natural world is its ability to engage and enthral viewers young and old," says the author. Minecraft is delighted to partner with Minecraft on this range of educational computer games that will enable children to interact with stories inspired by the series through gameplay, and learn more about these habitats through the addition lesson content." Frozen Planet 2 is being developed by Elizabeth White, author of Frozen Planet 2.
"It''s never been more crucial to educate players everywhere about the effects of climate change and inspire a new generation of young people around sustainability," Allison Matthews said. "We believe it''s our responsibility to do so, and this partnership is the next big step in this direction."
Here are a few shots from the Frozen Planet worlds.