Tag: Linden Lab

  • Will Shadows increase immersion in Second Life?

    A cross posting from JustVirtual but there has been lots of excitement about Second Life becoming a more ‘evocative’ engine (visually speaking) for at least 18 months with lots of posts and short demo videos. Recently the Illclan’ers posted an item suggesting we are quite close to having an official Linden Lab release here, Dynamic […]

  • The Virtual Worlds Hype Cycle for 2009

    We are well into 2009 and there is a lot of news popping about the likely growth of social virtual worlds and their adoption. As a tangent game based virtual worlds are also still in relative growth as covered in SMH’s post Video games thrash movies and DVD, referring to the shift in Australia and […]

  • User Engagement in Virtual Worlds Still Growing

    Senor Hontar: “We must work in the world. The world is thus.” Father Altamirano: “No Senor Hontar…thus have we made the world. Thus have I made it” Final lines of the film ‘The Mission’ As well as the increase in venture capital investment across all virtual worlds, the time spent in them, measured in user […]

  • Why Create Marketing Machinima?

    Social Media and Web 2.0 is a lot about providing the tools and therefore the means for everyone to create content, that they believe others may want to see. I have personally created a lot of corporate, professional entertainment and music films over the years using high end equipment but now, like many millions around […]

  • Talk Transcript: Opportunities in Disruptive 3D Social Worlds

    NOTE: Based on my sticky post ‘The Brand Owners Guide to Joining the Metaverse“. As promised a rough transcript of my keynote talk to CeBit last week based on my experience of actually building some Second Life sims, talking to those who use them and creating branded environments that have more usage than any others […]