space, as the name suggests, is a new virtual world created in Unity 3D just launching today for the web, PC/Mac, iOS/Android and beyond. New World Notes readers may very well want to check it out this weekend. For one thing, it's created by a longtime Second Life/OpenSim developer and entrepreneur named Adam Zaius/Frisby (you likely know him, you likely love him), who gave us a glimpse last year. For another thing, he's giving NWN readers a special discount (below). And for perhaps yet another thing, he tells me it's markedly different from Second Life successors Sansar and High Fidelity in ways that may appeal:
"I'd say the basic difference between us is we're focused on being a virtual world first," says Adam. "We're not chasing VR until it's consumer ready - we've got some experimental support, but it's not our priority. Our priority is making tools which let creators make stuff that just looks amazing. also expanding the boundaries of what you can do in a virtual world too -- we've just added recently our quest system (so creators can make MMO-style quests - something we think Roleplaying groups will like), before that we added our new 'Costume' system allowing completely replaced avatars."
So for instance, here's an avatar spider in space:
So our discount code: It's NWNREADER2016.
"It's good until December for a 30% lifetime discount," says Adam. "Although, I will add that isn't the focus for us just yet - we're really happy if people just come in and play at the free level, there's a lot you can do with it."
Get in, get around, and get commenting! And maybe punch up the Sun Ra while you're playing:
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