Metaplace – like Second Life, but open from the start?

Areae want to reinvent virtual worlds, using open standards and protocols. It sounds pretty good:

“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 [with Metaplace] you can create a world in just a few minutes and start tailoring it to your needs.”

Definitely worth looking into, when they recover from the Slashdotting…

I wonder how much Areae’s announcment influenced Linden Labs to announce their plans for the future of Second Life (or vice-versa).

One Response to “Metaplace – like Second Life, but open from the start?”

  1. Liz Says:

    Saw your article on MetaPlace, thought you would be interested in this news…

    The first wave of users has been given access to the new VastPark toolset… with the remaining access being allocated over the next three weeks.

    This is only the first of several tools that VastPark will be rolling out over the next few months for the exclusive use of those signed up.