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field trip to Pixieviewer

At today’s VWER meeting, we all took a field trip in our browsers to Pixieviewer–while our SL© avis remained waiting in world for our return. Pixieviewer is a browser-based world, not working in mobile devices yet, and very interesting in terms of VW progress. It was a little clunky and old-fashioned, but it was working. I could build and walk and chat, nothing fancy, but it’s a start. Soon browsers will be able to compete better and that will be a huge advantage for educational access. I’m not sure my avi has a face, because there are no camera controls to be able to rotate your view, but I’m assuming I looked okay.

virtual world in a browser

I hope this turns out to be the first of many steps in the development of browser-based VWs: http://www.virworld.com/2012/05/new-version-of-vastpark-runs-in-the-browser-uses-html5/

So, will HTML5 be the solution, maybe not with this corporate VW, but soon, I hope, because I get tired of defending the draw of virtual worlds to people who thought they had dissolved and gone away. I wish I had access to more of them at work, and to all their features without having to beg the powers to open ports and stop blocking voice. It’s easy to just give up in those conditions.

Check out a few VastPark videos on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/vastpark Here is one on their building interface:

Intro 4. VastPark Creator from VastPark on Vimeo.