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metaplace September 18, 2007

Posted by Bradley in : Uncategorized , trackback

Much more cheerful than what is happening in the financial markets is the announcement that Metaplace went live today at TechCrunch40. Not too many details yet, but they do have cute pictures….metaplacepicture

It’s a venture headed up by Raph Koster and John Donham which is designed to allow people to build their own mmorgs. The announcement states:

Our goals are sort of idealistic. We think there are all kinds of things on the Internet that would be improved if anyone could have a virtual place of their own. Right now, there aren’t enough good games, for example, and they all seem to be about elves in tights or soldiers in battle armor. Metaplace allows more diversity. Right now, there are lots of people who want to use virtual worlds for research, or education, or business, but it’s just too darn hard to get one going. Now you can create a world in just a few minutes and start tailoring it to your needs. Basically, we wanted to democratize the process of making online spaces of all sorts.

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