Posts Tagged ‘Twinity’

Real Estate Listings in Twinity

Saturday, June 11th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the virtual estate dept.

Since real-life rent is so depressing, we decided to retreat into the Twinity real estate listings, and it looks as though they’ve revamped the marketplace significantly since last we were in the [virtual] market for mirror world condominiums.

Condo’s range from the low $50 (no zeros) to $200 plus (again, no extra zeros).

Metaversum has built a mirror of our real world on BigWorld technology, and this is is one of their revenue streams, much like Playstation Home, Second Life, IMVU, and other virtual worlds built on the sale of virtual property.

Apparently a chunk of NY is on sale, and virtual Berlin is probably affordable as ever… Practically free if you have a caravan and some anarchist squatter friends.

Sign up for Twinity and check out the listings here.

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Twinity British Invasion

Sunday, June 5th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the screaming throngs dept.

Twinity has been fairly a’bustle with activity in May, culminating with a new season of microcontent.

Twinity’s a BigWorld-powered mirror world, or virtual world that directly replicates, and virtualizes, the real world. The world’s been around and growing for a long while, with steady updates of purchasable microcontent such as this.

Read more on the Twinity Blog.

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Martial Arts in Twinity

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the yojimbo dept.

The Metaversum team has released a whole slew of new martial-arts themed content for their BigWorld-powered Virtual World/Mirror World.

Twinity is a 3D mirror world based on real cities and real people. A few added benefits to being in a mirror world, however, is that you can run around London or Berlin in a Karati Gi and no shoes, and not get arrested… Well, maybe a bit more applicable to London than Berlin, but still! Go take a discerning peek.

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Twinity blogged : Sun Festival

Monday, September 21st, 2009, posted by skg

from the Others like to play also dept.

From the Twinity Monitor, a Twinity focused virtual world blog site, comes news of a recent mini-festival in the Singapore segment of the Twinity universe. Check out the other articles over at the blog.

Twinity launches music event ahead of real world album

Thursday, September 10th, 2009, posted by skg

from the You just missed it dept

Twinity – Berlin and now Singapore friendly Virtual World this week previewed Indie powerhouse duo Kilowatt and Vanek’s upcoming (September 11 release) album.

Indie Tuesday: KiloWatts & Vanek Exclusive Sneak Preview of the New Album

Indie Tuesday special! The new album “Focus and Flow” by KiloWatts & Vanek will be presented in Twinity two days before the official release! Bring your best dancing moves as Peter Vanek will be live on site with his avatar and won’t only answer your questions, but also wants to trip the light fantastic!

Listen today to new songs by KiloWatts & Vanek – exclusively in Twinity! The American-Belgian duo melds James Watt’s electronic visions with Peter Vanek’s talent as a songwriter. The result is a bunch of surprisingly complex and enchanting songs which are good for dancing or dreaming – or best both at the same time! The new album will officially be released on Friday, 11 September through motor.digital and Dependent.

With thanks and props to the Twinity Blog.

Metaversum launches Twinity Singapore – Straits Times

Thursday, August 6th, 2009, posted by skg

from the Germans in the Far East dept.

THIS National Day, Orchard Road may be a hive of activity – both in the real and virtual worlds.

Twinity’s maker, a virtual world developer, is launching an online realisation of Singapore’s iconic shopping strip on Aug 9, where users can make virtual friends, visit online galleries, go shopping and even set up online businesses.

As part of the launch, and in conjunction with the Republic’s 44th National Day, the virtual area will host several events. These include:

  • A live video stream of the parade from the Marina Bay floating platform.

  • A virtual performance by home-grown band Electrico of this year’s theme song, which it will perform at the parade too.

  • The Pledge Moment, where users can congregate to take the national pledge together at precisely 8.22pm, alongside people in the physical world.

    Twinity’s maker, German company Metaversum, has already put out a virtual replica of Berlin. Virtual Singapore is the second location to be launched, while London is on the cards.

    The difference between Twinity and other virtual worlds, such as Second Life, is that it represents real places. For instance, virtual Orchard Road, which has been in development for over a year, features the Marriott Hotel with its green pagoda roof and even the Electronic Road Pricing gantry in front of it.

    Its creation was supported by a grant from the multi-agency Interactive Digital Media Research and Development Programme Office (IDMPO), hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

    IDMPO’s programme director Dennis Sng said: ‘Singaporeans will have a whole new experience of National Day celebrations this year. Singaporeans living overseas can also participate in the celebrations through the virtual world.’ While still in its beta testing phase, Twinity has 130,000 users and Singaporean membership has recently doubled, a spokesman for the company said.

  • More over at the Straits Times.

    Twinity gets Herringed

    Friday, April 10th, 2009, posted by skg

    from the Looks best in Red dept,

    BigWorld powered Virtual World ‘Twinity‘ from Metaversum, has picked up a Red Herring Top 100 award in Europe, recognising leading private technology ventures in the EMEA region. Thanks to Virtual Worlds News.