Archive for the ‘press release’ Category


RIFT – the Gates to Telara Open on March 01, 2011

January 14, 2011

Might not be related to Second Life, but with so much hype around the game, it only made sense to share it here. Rift is a MMORPG by Trion Worlds.

The game is based on the concept of sealing rifts that appear all over the world of Telara. Sealing the Rifts is a quest in itself given the multiple stages gamers have to go through in order to completely close the rifts. Unlike Second Life, the game offers 4 classes with abilities to set them up with. Incase you’re interested in learning more about the game, details could be found at Rift Guide.


ZOMG! Real Life Combat Cards!

January 14, 2009

ZOMG! Real Life cards!

US shop – Sporkadelic shop-o-mania with Os.
UK shop – Be waited on hand and foot by Doc.

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:

Press Release

Of interest to editors and journalists covering: games, technology,
business and culture

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.


Grand Opening of Motorability Island

March 26, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

Grand Opening of Car Culture
Motorability Island


Motorability’s press release for the 29th March event says:

Fashion, Cars and Avatars event in Second Life
to Raise Awareness About SCI/D

Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for Second Life residents on Motorability Island in Second Life. United Spinal Association’s 7-sim Motorability Island, formerly Pontiac’s Motorati Island, is set for its grand opening on Saturday the 29th of March – however it’s open to the public now. Fashion Cars and Avatars is the theme for the event.
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Combat Cards Spring Tournament

February 22, 2008

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

slurl-12x16.gif Combat Cards Arenas in Europa
Tournament Event Listing


On 2 March at 2 pm fighters will gather at Europa to determine who will win the Combat Cards Constructed Cup and 5000 lindens, and the Open Cup and a set of cards. If you are new to the game you will enjoy watching the duels – and you can jump in after we roll out 1.5 and the new cards and fight in the Free-For-All. Game devs Doc Boffin and Osprey Therian will be on hand, of course.

With the addition of the cards released on the 2nd March, Combat Cards is moving towards 50 unique cards in two series, Fantasy and Horror, all featuring Second Life Avatars. Read the rest of this entry ?


Gallery Beleza Dragon Photo Contest

December 14, 2007

profilepic.jpgBy Osprey Therian

slurl-12x16.gifGallery Beleza is accepting entries in their dragon photo contest from 6 December through the 26 December. Second Life screenshots, manipulated or not, are eligible. It’s a dragon photo contest, therefore photos must have a dragon in them – I know, I know, you saw that coming : D Information on how to enter is after the fold. Read the rest of this entry ?


Deutsche Post opens Winter Games in Second Life

December 11, 2007


Deutsche Post opens Winter Games in Second Life
Avatars must deliver top class performances like postmen

Bonn, 11th December 2007. Under the slogan “Take up the challenge!“, the Deutsche Post is opening the “Deutsche Post Winter Games“ on December 12  in the online world Second Life. The role of the virtual sportsmen and women is to
deliver a postcard safely and quickly to its destination. On the way, they must perform at the highest possible level and give their all: just like the Deutsche Post employees in their First Life.

The best twenty avatars qualify for the grand final on January 26th 2008. They then take on each other directly in the battle for victory. But before that, they must prove their abilities in three winter disciplines on Post Island: they have to master the rapid downhill ski and snowboard piste, conquer the bobsleigh run and dare to jump from the airy heights of the ski jump.

The winner receives high class winter sport equipment from Head and Tyrolia, worth 500 euros. The avatars in places two and three are rewarded with cash prizes of 25,000 Linden dollars, and those placed from fourth to tenth receive 10,000 Linden dollars each. All Second Life residents over the age of 18 are entitled to enter.

As an innovative communications provider, the Deutsche Post has been present in the online world Second Life since May 2007. The 3D platform now has more than 11 million users worldwide.

Further information can be found under


Samarkand RP Kicks Off

August 4, 2007

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by Onder Skall

I caught one of the kickoff events at Samarkand tonight. (Here’s the SLurl.) The place is gorgeous, the role players really and truly role play, and I got pictures. It’s good to wear my “games reporter” hat sometimes! (Even if it has holes in it from the horns.)

Here’s a quick summary from the press release:

As one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, Samarkand is an international city set along the mysterious Central Asian/Persian/Arabian Silk Road. It is here, in ancient Samarkand (2000 BC – 1200 AD), that a group of outcasts have settled and begin to blend into the tribes of the land. These multi racial tribes–consisting of vampires (Vampire: The Masquerade clans, as well as vampires without clans), demons, nekos, drows, mages, mortals, shapeshifters dragons, angels, lycans, among many other species and cultures–draw all travelers into their ancient rivalries until, soon, Samarkand lives up to the meaning of its name:”land of war!!!”…

As role play areas go, I have to say that Samarkand is unique in that they control the style, but not really much of the content. You get “Masquerade” vampires and human goreans, sword fighters and magic users, angels and atheists, but in conversation they all seem to be on the same page about the tone and style of the environment. It’s an opportunity for people to take characters they play elsewhere and bring them into a new culture to see if there are new ways to make things fit.

The architecture is a mix of Arabian, Persian and Indian opulence, and I found myself looking forward to the day when Windlight lets us control the lighting effects. This kind of build will really win out against others when shadows and light can play against each other in a more subtle way. It’s running on a class 5 server so the details popped into view fairly quickly too.

The “Queen of Queens” in Samarkand is (currently) Pierce Malick, who would tell you that all of her subjects are loyal to her. That’s not completely true, however. There are always plots to overthrow the throne, but of course, none of the tribes will openly admit that to the Queen herself. Secrecy, politics, and strategy play as much a part in the daily lives of the city’s residents as DCS combat does.

Silk Rose Club Of course, every sim needs a club. Samarkand’s is called “The Silk Rose Club” and keeps with the multicultural feel, broadcasting dance radio from China, Afganistan, Russia, Iran, and even a little European mix now and again. Like most clubs they hold regular events on Fridays and Saturdays, and they’re hiring dancers and escorts now if you’re interested.

If you want to join in the general exotic fun at Samarkand, TP in and you’ll get notecards telling you how to join a tribe and meet interesting people. It’s nice to see somebody trying something unique, and I have a feeling old-time role players are going to love the refreshing change.