Chinese virtual world forum
Something to keep an eye on: Ultimate Springboard 3D Virtual Community 终极跳板３D 虚拟社区, a new community site for Chinese virtual world residents and creators. Its slogan, written along both sides, is “Your world, your dream. Virtual community helps you grow up.” The site has articles and tips on how to make money, how to create objects, and so on, mostly for Second Life. But there are also photos and the latest flash clip from the Chinese virtual world, HiPiHi–here’s a HiPiHi interior that looks uncannily like so many Chinese bars, for instance, don’t you think?!
See also Kaiser Kuo’s Feb 28 post on Ich Bin Ein Beijinger, where he ruminates on HiPiHi: Also really curious to see what kind of scripts people write. Who
knows? Someone might do good business making paired marble lions for
people can flank their doorways with. Or selling a two-handed namecard
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Interesting Stuff and it comes as a new gateway to China has just been launched in the UK. As far as I remember it is one of the Asian beers trying to recreate what Budweiser did in becoming an online portal for all things american. Maybe Tiger? Anyway the point is that virtual worlds are not only crossing cultures like thse portals but other barriers like relationships as well. (See the story below.) So how much will a ‘virtual’ china itself differentiate from second lifes already wide ranging diversity? When game models have already evolved things to a human/relationship led form of online interaction rather than simply a cultural level like architecture etc.
Great virtual community