ZOMG! Real Life Combat Cards!January 14, 2009
And – real-life cards can be acquired inside Second Life, too.
For 3500l you get both a real life set AND a set of virtual cards: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Europa/101/138/56
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Virtual Strategy Card Game Moves From Second Life To Real Life
This week Second Life residents Doc Boffin and Osprey Therian released
a real life edition of their original strategy card game Combat Cards,
a game that previously existed only in the virtual world of Second
Life. In doing so, Combat Cards became the first original game build
in Second Life to become a real life physical game.
Real life card games based on virtual worlds like World Of Warcraft
and Eve Online have existed before, however these games have been
created or licensed by the companies who create and operate the
virtual worlds. Because the virtual items in Second Life are owned by
the the people who create them, Boffin and Therian were able to build
a card game within Second Life featuring avatars and locations in
Second Life and then release that game in the real world: the
community created virtual world now has a novel community created
strategy card game.
Combat Cards has been in development since early 2006 when Boffin and
Therian met in Second Life. Not only did the virtual world provide a
fertile environment for the pair to rapidly prototype, test, iterate
and develop the game with help from a community of enthusiastic fellow
residents, the profits from the sales of the virtual game in Second
Life completely covered all of the production costs of the real life
edition. Situated on both sides of the Atlantic, Boffin and Therian
have never met in real life.