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Tuesday, February 09, 2016


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Dartagan Shepherd

True, first that image of Sansar can be done in any game engine in a couple hourse. Secondly it's not at all impressive and way overdone with lighting and atmospherics as to be amateurish.

They are definitely late to the party with Sansar, others are going to be coming out with offerings as well by the time Sansar goes live.

And you won't be tied to Linden currency, or have to share your revenue with LL's many sinks on that currency.

Haven't done anything in depth with Lumberyard yet, but its' surely another contender. Whether it can live up to AAA game billing they're giving it, we'll see. Some engines like Unity3D aren't in that AAA category.

While game engines get more advanced, Sansar appears to be just a browser based engine from what little you could tell about sparse info being given out. It's mobile capability will probably be in a webview component.

LL needs to step up its game and start showing what tech they have going for them and giving some details. Lack of details doesn't impress anyone who already knows game engines. It's vaporware and the super secret product launches are yesterdays strategy.

Hamlet, keep up the good articles on this stuff. Sansar isn't where the action is (or will be at this pace).

Lester Bangs

Ahh second life fandom...I leave you for a few years and come back and find you haven't changed at all since the last invective filled diatribe I read.

Ryou Yiyuan

Hmmmm Take a tour in Wasteland and I think a pic like that can be taken in SL.

zz bottom

More and more i know Sansar will not kill Sl but it will be the end of Ebe as ceo.

Clara Seller

Dartagan Shepherd pretty much sums it up with "super secret product launches are yesterdays strategy".

Seriously, after all of this time, offering a bleached-out generic snapshot is about as exciting as getting a single Tic Tac in your trick or treat bag.

metacam oh

I didn't even know Amazon was getting into the game engine business but I have been reading up on the new lumber yard and probably going to take a look at it later today. Looks pretty good for beginners looking to get into these game engine type tools


When Sansar is opened to the public there is one thing it has to be, free to use and create with, for anyone who does not use it, to make money. This is the way of the world now for VR engines. Unity, Unreal, this Google effort, and most likely many more to come, all get it, you cannot appear, at least on the surface, to be fleecing the very people who you need to make your engine shine, and to make you money. And this needs to be a genuinely free offering, not a shady deal for content creators, or a cheaper than SL deal.
This is kind of how the Sansar spiel should sound, and even more so for LL as they have been one of the only truly social online experiences out there with a genuinely caring, hard core following. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt86Ab4_TnA
Like the Epic slogan goes, If you love something, set it free :)
Of course it's still all about making money, and to some extent sugary bullshit. But like a wise shepherd will tell you, only a fool worries the flock on the way to market.

Issa Heckroth

By comparision. heres the first pick of Amazons Lumberyard.



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