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Machinima in Twinity – Racing around Berlin Virtually – itsReal

A Machinima by GARY HAZLITT starring SILKCHARM

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Twinity interview on The Late Show on Metaverse TV – itsReal

metaversum’s Jeremy Synder latest media Interview about twinity, Virtual Berlin, Virtual Barack Obama, Singapore office and Jobs…

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BigWorld Tech News: Twinity rolls out a chunk of Berlin

So real in fact, I was just talking to an avatar – ‘Neva’ (in world) who claimed to have been so lost in the realistically modeled streets of Twinity/Berlin that she had to alt-tab back to the desktop so she could Google map her way out. Thank God she had internet access, right?

BigWorld Tech News: Twinity rolls out a chunk of Berlin

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Twinity unveils replica of Berlin | VWF blog | Virtual Economic Forum Content Library

Twinity, a virtual world from German company Metaversum which is currently in private beta, has announced the completion of an in-world replica of Berlin’s Hackescher Markt and the surrounding area. They claim that this is the first time that Germany’s capital has been rendered in 3D by a virtual world.

The replication goes beyond simple buildings. Users are able to enjoy the city’s culture, visiting virtual bars and cafes, galleries and shops. It’s also a sizeable area which has been brought into the virtual world: a total of six square kilometres.

Such a process is inevitably expensive; the accuracy of the 3D design must be far greater than normally required in a virtual world, not to mention the need to gather data from the location itself. Virtual worlds who chose to go down this route will also not be able to rely up the user generated environments – far cheaper – to the same extent. At this stage, Twinity only allows users to customise apartments.

However, the rewards are also potentially significant. It may be easier to persuade a company, such as a shop, to maintain a virtual presence if it is tied to their real-world presence – it provides natural ad targeting, in that people who live in or visit the real world area are more likely to visit the virtual replica. In addition, potential use cases for the world are greatly expanded. If I were planning to visit Berlin, I may well check out Twinity’s replica of Hackescher Markt before setting out to get a feel for the place and decide where to visit. It will be interesting to see whether Twinity is successful in its mission to develop more urban areas, despite the costs.

Courtesy Virtual Economic Forum

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