The DesigningSL Feed is specifically for creators in Second Life, from fashion to furniture and everything in between. Posts will come directly from blogs and Flickr Streams of SL store owners.
I am actively looking for all types of creators in addition to fashion designers that are harder for me to find so that I can add to the feed for wider… Continue
Added by Alianna Logan on February 20, 2012 at 4:30am —
Well, I don't blog much, but I am thinking this is a great place to start. I have often considered sharing my experiences that I have had in world as a sim owner and manager, however always stopped short when thinking about where I might do something like this. I guess this is most likely as good a place as any. :)
I have been a member of Second Life now for just over 1.5 years, I begin as a regular Role Player and eventually found myself in the positions of manager… Continue
Added by Ashwi Stipe on August 16, 2011 at 11:31am —
Buddyisles.com is a story based Virtual world game for children with many real life scenarios like having food, gaining energy etc. The game is targeted at the tweens i.e. an age group between 6 and 14 but can be appealing to every age seeking fun and entertainment with a hilarious avatar of a rabbit which… Continue
Added by Suvrajit Sarkar on August 23, 2010 at 5:48am —
What makes a great virtual world? Why do some worlds keep players coming back time after time? And what can we learn from social games? This is the first in a series of blog posts answering those questions, and more, as we dig into, and dissect, the design of successful virtual worlds. In this first post we're going to look at 'False Achievement'.
Read the rest of the post here
Added by Matthew Warneford on May 9, 2010 at 9:30am —
We’ve been creating virtual worlds for 10 years. Nearly every world has the same set of core features and game engines. Rebuilding these for each project is a waste of time - you need to focus on what’s going to make your world fun, not building friends lists and payment gateways.
Four years ago we set out to build the best virtual world platform delivered through Adobe Flash. We’re making the first public beta of this platform available today!
We've used this… Continue
Added by Matthew Warneford on May 1, 2010 at 7:11am —
'Reputation Online' is an audio podcast about how individuals and organisations can develop and protect their reputation on the internet.
What if you could bring an ad to life in a way… Continue
Added by Steve Cropper on April 11, 2010 at 7:08pm —
We are very excited to announce a new release of the editor. This release brings something a lot of you have been asking for... Clothing! This release allows painters to start playing with our built in clothing models to create a wide array of fashions.
As with any release we also tried to fix up some issues. Check the… Continue
Added by NuVera Online on February 7, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Reports such as ThinkBalm's May 09 Business Value Study show online, 3-D environments are able to increase in-house productivity and effectively deliver internet content to the world through interactive tele-work technology, meetings, training and presentations. Cranial Tap, Inc. has created a two-minute video overview of NIC's new virtual world environment in Second life. NIC USA, the nation's leading provider of official government portals and online services, hired Cranial Tap, Inc. to… Continue
Added by Meredith on October 14, 2009 at 3:06pm —
Designing Digitally, Inc. is proud to announce our Mandarin Chinese private grid virtual world development is moving along nicely. We are developing a replica of the Forbidden City, and will be building many of the modern monuments within China. This development consists of 6 side by side islands/sims that span multiple private grid servers. The development will be used to teach the Mandarin Chinese language via distance to children throughout the world. We are proud of our progress so far and… Continue
Added by Andrew Hughes on September 5, 2009 at 8:35pm —
I have been collaborating with several people about a top level domain name for all virtual worlds. This would allow people to know when they visit the www.organization.??? they would always be visiting the organizations virtual world environment and not a traditional 2D website. Like many of you envision that all companies and organizations will have a virtual world presence. As interopabilaty and integration occurs enabled by technology such as hypergrid, Open Grid Protocol, verse protocol… Continue
Added by Nink on September 5, 2009 at 5:49pm —
Ever walk into Second Life and have a feeling of loneliness overcome you? No real feeling of being immersed (almost like walking in on a fantastic party location and not knowing a soul to talk to and mingle with). Depending on your personality you may feel a bit awkward and out of place…Yes, I know if Second Life were a ‘real’ physical place it would roughly be the size of Houston, Texas (but that still doesn’t make up for the fact of feeling lonely).
Coming into a new virtual world/… Continue
Added by Megan Rutherford on September 2, 2009 at 11:30am —
Your virtual world hosting costs are driven by the peak number of visitors per hour; you need enough server hardware to cope with this maximum volume of traffic.
Using the spreadsheet developed in this post
you'll be able to estimate your peak visits per hour, page views per second, and therefore the hosting costs for your business… Continue
Added by Matthew Warneford on August 15, 2009 at 2:58pm —
The Labyrinth Series is one I am developing for several applications. This painting was starting point after playing around with print carvings....this piece uses clay, gesso, and acrylic paint on canvas board.
The Painting that inspired the game board
The game board for the 3D world research studio is the starting place. Cultural Fusion Island on ReactionGrid.
Floating in… Continue
Added by Yvette Reinard aka Yvette Dubel on January 1, 2009 at 10:43am —
Since blaxxun's demise many creators have found themselves without a chat option for their VRML Worlds as was previously offered by blaxxun's "Outers" community. Since no other blaxxun comm has shown they are willing to help we would like to offer you a simple solution.
3D Planets is a FREE blaxxun chat community based on blaxxun Platform 5.1, open over 5 years with aprox. 10,000 members. VRML World Creators may have their work… Continue
Added by David Doran on December 23, 2008 at 10:52am —
Cranial Tap, Inc. today launched a business solutions showcase geared specifically towards 3D online virtual worlds. Located on Cortex Island in Second Life®, businesses and organizations can now connect remote teams, conduct research, offer training, recruit candidates and conduct meetings. These solutions are aimed at increasing productivity while reducing operating expenses.
The four showcase areas provide working technologies that demonstrate the benefits of Teleworking, Virtual… Continue
Added by Nancy Ritchie on October 1, 2008 at 10:25pm —
Check out the latest from Cranial Tap at http://cranialtap.blip.tv/#1273753
Added by Nancy Ritchie on September 18, 2008 at 9:10am —
This article originally appeared in the Cultural Fusion group @ iFOSSFoundation
Much of what has been produced up until now are the pieces that create the underpinning for the technology components.
In as much as Cultural Fusion- Art as Philosophy is an art series, it is also a research context. It is not only the planned events which serve this end, but the process… Continue
Added by Yvette Reinard aka Yvette Dubel on August 7, 2008 at 5:30am —
Something I have been struck by is that almost all the VW activity I been aware of deals primarily with extending the most superficial aspects of our real world. Don't get me wrong, I am as interested in the role it can play in business solutions as the next person, but with such an incredible opportunity I have been struck by the limited explorations into what is possible. Using VW to as a means to reduce the need to travel or save money… Continue
Added by Yvette Reinard aka Yvette Dubel on July 21, 2008 at 5:30pm —
This post is from my blogs on the GarageGames site:
I wanted to withhold my post until the demo level was built, but alas, my uber Alienware laptop is puking bluescreen-hex into my lap every time I try to use Constuctor (or trueSpace, or Age of Conan, or WoW- occasionally). So, a new task on my list is to fast track a new laptop that doesn't go nova on me when I make DX calls more complicated than what Solitaire needs (I'm sure that's next on the blue-screen list).
In any… Continue
Added by Ted Southard on July 8, 2008 at 11:30am —
o your sitting in your living room - watching your favorite sitcom when your daughter runs in and asks you to help her figure out what she needs to take with her in order to survive an epic wilderness adventure. The response that comes to mind might be - "I'll be there in a little bit - as soon as I'm done watching my show."
Another voice inside your head says "I don't have much experience with those online games" or "I had a hard day today - I really need to flatline."… Continue
Added by Daniel McMillan on July 7, 2008 at 9:30pm —