Posts Tagged ‘Virtual World’

VIE’s Travel Journal ARG

Thursday, May 19th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the strangers on a train dept.

We’ve been watching the VIE (Virtual Island of Entertainment) blog over the past few weeks, as they’ve been using posts to unfold a still-fairly-mysterious narrative about travelers landing on VIE island and trying to find each other. The reason we mention this (besides the fact, of course, that VIE’s a BigWorld-powered game) is because we’re intrigued by the superimposition of narrative in unique ways onto the substrate of a virtual space… and it furthers the overall world concept pretty awesomely.

Pretty cool, worth a few minutes of your time probably.

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Massively Peeks at VIE

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the truly-massive dept.

Eliot Lefebvre over at Massively has shared some first impressions of VIE, one of the newest Western market titles being built on BigWorld. VIE’s a social virtual world designed as an idyllic island paradise, within which users compete, shop, socialize, and so forth. The world presents a unique case for the microtransaction model, mixed with structured gameplay, which has many of us very curious.

The ensuing conversation in the comments section, at the very least, is worth a look.

Go have a read.

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Interview With VIE Lead Artist

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the vying dept.

enVie, the developers of BigWorld-powered VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment have released a short interview with their lead artist. He elaborates a bit on the aesthetic direction of the game, as well as some of the technical requirements for developing on a platform like BigWorld’s.

On top of the style and quality of the asset we also take into account how the player can use these assets to show their own personal style in their living space. Sometimes that’s just finding a fun and quirky object like that chair that’s shaped like a hand. Sometimes It’s offering different color combinations or patterns on the asset. We’re also looking to add more assets that show off personal interests or include game play. But that’s secret stuff right now. More to come in those monthly updates!

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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 and Dependent.

With thanks and props to the Twinity Blog.

A preview of extended web and social network capability inside BigWorld 2.0

Friday, September 4th, 2009, posted by skg

Austin Game Developers Conference is on in two weeks

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, posted by skg

from the Come see us at the show dept.

BigWorld will be previewing Bigworld Technology 2.0 at AGDC in Austin in mid-September, showcasing a slew of new features and capabilities.