Tag: Virtual Worlds

  • 16 Key Augmented Reality Business Models

    A cross-post from Gary Hayes’s Personalizemedia Site (with permission!) … As promised a more specific ‘commercial’ follow up to my previous post on this topic which was more ‘story’ centric. I am developing and producing a range of Augmented Reality (or if you prefer AR, ‘blended or layered media’) applications at the moment. I have […]

  • MUVEDesign develop Augmented & Mixed Reality Apps

    MUVEDesign are now developing a range of augmented reality apps, particularly aimed at the new iPhone 3Gs and are happy to accept enquiries from interested parties. For those unfamiliar with AR there are some videos below that give a sense of the area. Simply put AR is the physical, real world seen through a live […]

  • Experience and Alternate Reality Design

    A cross-post from Gary’s main media site Personalizemedia Tran-social-media-play [tran-soc-shuh-mee-dee-uh-pley] noun, verb 1 noun – a new form, a means of collaborative communication through play in constructed shared ‘media-rich’ environments 2 verb – taking part in game-like activity across and within online and offline social networks and media portals. Can we truly create meaningful immersive […]

  • Virtual Worlds & Business: What’s The ROI?

    Below are my introduction slides from ad:tech 2009 earlier this week. It is such a short time (each panel is given 50 minutes) to cover such a vast area and myself, Jeff (habbo.com.au) and Mitch (SmallWorlds.com) were all struggling to impart tons of great info/examples and have enough time to get interactive. I hogged the […]

  • Can Virtual Worlds Save TV ?

    What may save TV may also truly grow Social Virtual Worlds. As online audiences continue to ignore TV and vanilla/social virtual worlds suffer from a lack of direction, perhaps the marriage of the two will save both from irrelevancy? A report by Gary Hazlitt in various TV branded virtual world spaces. (original post on personalizemedia) […]

  • The Browser as Virtual World Final Frontier

    As I have mentioned on many of my blogs (especially Personalizemedia) virtual worlds (as 3D navigable spaces) will only really take off when there is an effective, easy to use, existing web browser implementation. We already have early entrants here such as Yoville, Vivaty, NewLively, Habbo etc: but these suffer as they are not particularly […]

  • Another Hidden ROI of Virtual Worlds – Being Green

    A nice presentation from Pierre-Olivier Carles, who does a good job of talking about a key ROI for companies today, saving money by being greener but also getting ethical brownie points for being greener.  He talks more about the presentation below on the blog post on Stonefield InWorld entitled  ‘Virtual Worlds Make Companies Greener“. The […]

  • Extending Entertainment Into Virtual Worlds

    I have talked a lot about Mixed Reality Entertainment on my media blog personalizemedia and how one of the most innovative uses of virtual space is to extend the TV or Film property into a 24/7, participatory environment.  The reason for doing this is to drive traffic to the TV or Film but also to […]

  • 15 great myth-busting, women vs men stat articles about Games

    I was looking for one place on the web that had a list of the mix of male and females across the ‘game/virtual world’ space. I have actually found it useful to quote many of these stats to clients who still believe console games, online ‘quest’ based games and virtual worlds are still the domain […]

  • 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 […]

  • Meta-Mole: To Boldly Go(ogle) where no Search Engine has Gone Before

    The Metaverse… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of  Search Engine, Meta-mole. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly google where no search engine has gone before. OK the folks at University of Teeside will probably not be calling to get me to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Global Investment in Virtual Worlds

    …and a little end of 2008 Virtual Worlds, State of Play… it has been suggested several times recently that games & social virtual worlds especially will really suffer in this economic downturn and may not survive. Which leads to the point of this post to put things in a little perspective. IS THERE REAL INVESTMENT? […]

  • Layered Virtual Worlds Pt II

    OK you may have spotted quite a few characters living on this post 🙂 Originally there were ‘video-real’ talking, salesy character centered on the page courtesy of CLIVEvideo but I still talk about them more below. A few months ago I blogged over in personalizemedia about the new kid on the intranet block, those ‘layered’ […]

  • Virtual Worlds 2008 Video Tour

    As part of a commercial report on the evolving range of social virtual worlds I recently ventured into fifty plus worlds to sample the creative, business and educational potential. My video is an indicative capture of each world/environment as a seven minute video for 2008 posterity. It demonstrates how ubiquitous, popular and streamlined many of […]