Interested in Xulu, a New 3D Virtual World Game Platform?
Xulu is a new 3D virtual world game development platform that's in early Alpha, which I first heard about late last year, because a fellow Linden Lab colleague who helped develop Second Life during its own launch was now a developer for Xulu, and told me about it. The goal, he said then, was to create a world with higher fidelity than SL (both graphically and physically). I haven't heard much about it since, but Joystiq just ran a fairly intriguing article about Xulu by Beau Hindman, the site's resident Second Life fan, and he's fairly impressed:
Many of the creations I visited were erected by players relatively quickly, but the innovation shown was pretty awesome. As many developers know, players will almost always find some new use for a set of tools, uses the devs might not have predicted. Eventually, the toolset will grow beyond loops, ramps and objects. With the eventual addition of a virtual marketplace, 3-D modelers, artists, and amateur animators might be able to make money from creations.
Curiously, the startup has a Kickstarter to help fund the launch of Xulu, which includes a video with pretty cool footage of the world as it stands now -- take a look below:
I'm pretty sure I'll be writing much more about Xulu soon, but meantime share your thoughts about the place in Comments (especially if you've already given it a try).Tweet