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Linden Labs invites first group of creators to new Sansar platform | Hypergrid Business

Linden Labs invites first group of creators to new Sansar platform | Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, today announced that a small number of creators have been exclusively invited to be the first to help test its new platform for virtual experiences, codenamed Project Sansar...


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Codename: Project Sansar.


“We want to lower the barrier of entry for VR experience creation,” said Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab


In the coming months, Linden Lab will welcome additional creators and content partners to Project Sansar as new features are added to the platform and testing expands.

Linden Lab is also currently recruiting talented engineers to join the team developing Project Sansar. More information about working for Linden Lab, current positions, and applications can be found at lindenlab.com/careers.


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Talla Adam's curator insight, August 19, 2015 1:18 PM

This is a Press Release from Linden Lab but there is an interesting discussion going on in the comments about the future of virtual worlds and our beloved Opensim.

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How to put your own face on your avatar - Hypergrid Business

How to put your own face on your avatar - Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Last week, I wrote about how I updated my avatar look and copied my shape across grids. I updated my skin, as well, to more closely resemble my actual face without being too creepy....


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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

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Is Second Life About to Become a Ghost World?

Is Second Life About to Become a Ghost World? | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Second Life, one of the most hyped virtual worlds in history, is heading towards ghost town status. Intrepid tech reporter Wagner James Au broke the story over the weekend, noting that Second Life makers Linden Lab are at work on a top-secret new virtual world.

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"The next generation virtual world will go far beyond what is possible with Second Life, and we don't want to constrain our development by setting backward compatibility with Second Life as an absolute requirement from the start. "

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Firefox to bring virtual reality to the web - Hypergrid Business

Firefox to bring virtual reality to the web - Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

"In particular, that means support for WebGL — which was used most recently by the Cloud Party virtual world to create a Second Life-style immersive experience right in a Web browser, no download required.
The end result should make it easier to create Web-based virtual world browsers without worrying about making it work with particular equipment." wrote Maria Korolov.


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Great -

The end result should make it easier to create Web-based virtual world browsers without worrying about making it work with particular equipment.

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New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely

New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Hosoi Ichiba, a Japanese-themed SL market which supported six very beautiful sims, has entirely left Second Life, moving to the OpenSim-based Kitely.

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The sims had attracted a community of some 150-200 SLers, owner Amiryu Hosoi tells me, "All very active in samurai, geisha and villagers roles", but the collapsing real world economy made it difficult for Hosoi to maintain those islands.

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Talla Adam's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:27 PM

 

One wonders if the steadly loss of Second Life private regions - the main source of Linden Lab income - which has seen over 1500 gone this year alone is now starting to be matched by a steadly loss of content creators seeking other virtual platforms on which to do business. Not all are leaving Second Life however but many are looking outward in the wake of the recent Linden TOS scandle. Hosoi Ichiba has already been doing successful business on the Kitely Virtual Market Place and will re-build their SL region on the Kitely grid accoding to the article.

Asil's comment, November 9, 2013 6:18 PM
Very sad news. Those were really beautiful SIMs.
CherryNetwork's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:39 PM

An awesome addition to the Kitely community...

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