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join the twinity party today – virtual singapore is BORN

Virtual Singapore now open in Twinity

Twinity, the world’s first mirror world, launches virtual Singapore TODAY– Twinity’s first city in Asia – LIVE August 9th.

Wanted: Online pioneers from all over the world to come together and bring this metropolis to life!

JOIN us: http://www.twinity.com/en/singapore

follow: http://twitter.com/twinity & http://facebook.com/Virtual.Singapore

Event Schedule for virtual singapore launch  & NDP 2009 celebrations August 9 2009

Time Live Quiz Band Performance NDP Live Viewing Pledge Moment After-Event Party
5:00pm 4 videos of celebrations in suburban areas

Countdown

5:30pm 5:45pm
6:00pm

All 5 videos

6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm 8:22pm
8:30pm

4 videos of celebrations in suburban areas

8:45pm

Live Quiz II

Band Performance II

Fashion Show

Twiniizens (Members) at the party today can

  • Participate in the official events (e.g. Live Quiz, NDP Live Viewing etc.).
  • Check out the awesome themed zones:
    • Browse through NDP content. There is a lot of content. 5 zones in all each with different themea
    • Take the NDP Quest Quiz and pickup the NDP collectable items.
    • Sightseeing in Orchard Road.
    • Visit member apartments and other indoor areas (e.g. shops, café, clubs).
    • Chat / socialize with other Twinity members.
    • Spontaneous partying with Twinizens from around the world
Orchard Road

Media Release announcing virtual singapore & NDP 2009 partnership launch

Singapore, August 2009 – Metaversum, developer of Twinity, the virtual world made of real people and real places, is launching virtual Singapore on August 9th with a big celebration of Singapore’s National Day.

Twinity extends a warm welcome to pioneering virtual Singapore residents from around the world. Prime retail and residential real estate is now available, so claiming your stake in virtual Singapore has never been easier. Explore the city, locate the perfect apartment, and make yourself at home.

Virtual Singapore is also open for business and the commercial opportunities are endless. Set up shop in a premium neighborhood or open a gallery, music venue, bar or restaurant. Show your allegiance to Singapore and welcome Twinizens from other parts of the virtual world to your home city.

Singapore is Twinity’s second international capital to launch after Berlin. Both cities are currently in public beta testing. The first city district of Singapore to open is the area around Orchard Road, where this year’s virtual NDP 09 celebrations will be held.

Virtual Singapore SkylineVirtual Singapore Skyline

Visitors to Orchard Virtual can enjoy a multimedia extravaganza, including livestreams from the real NDP event and integrated multimedia content showcasing the city to the world, plus themed virtual items and special NDP competitions with exciting prizes. A centre stage will host a virtual performance of the NDP 09 theme song by Singapore’s electrifying band Electrico, as well as the NDP pledge moment to be held at 8:22 PM.

Twinity was supported by the multi-agency Interactive Digital Media R&D Programme Office (IDMPO), hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

Mr Dennis Sng, Programme Director, IDMPO said: “We are excited to see Twinity taking off. This is one of the Co-SpaceTM projects that IDMPO supported last year. With Twinity, Singaporeans will have a whole new experience of National Day celebrations this year. Singaporeans living overseas can also participate in the celebrations through the virtual world.”

Co-SpaceTM is defined as the next generation of the web where physical places coexist with dynamic, real-time virtual environments to provide users with the ability to process and manipulate information seamlessly between both the physical and virtual space.

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public Beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.

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Can i get that T-Shirt ?

Everytime i wear this t-shirt i am asked “can i get that T-shirt” – well now is your chance – all you have to do for it is :

Twinity-T-Shirt

Be a member of twinity.com and within the twinity website invite your friends to join twinity. If 50 join, a Twinity T-shirt is yours and the craving will be over…

If you are already a member – start inviting, if you are a newbie..

SignUp here: www.twinity.com/en/singapore

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Win tickets to NDP rehearsals from Twinty

Twinity have 3 pairs of tickets to be won for the NDP Rehearsals 2009 – To win simply Register at http://twinity.com/en/singapore, download & install the twinity client. Next head into “orchard virtual” located at “lion city” take a snapshot or postcard. Upload this image to our fanpage on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Virtual-Singapore/110968898336

Final Step: Send an email to andrew @ metaversum.com, and you will be in the draw for tickets to the NDP 2009 rehearsals. 2 pairs for July 25th and 1 pair for August 1st rehearsals. – Don’t Delay !!

NOTE: Existing twinity members are eligible to enter but they must send an email as requested above. Contests open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or valid Work Permit holders. Winners will be selected by random draw and notified by email.

Virtual Singapore gets ready to host Singapore celebrations for the world’s 1st National Day Parade in a Virtual World – twinity – watch this video.

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Peak Look: APLINK’s new Home Office in Twinity – itsReal

Anna, my Interior Designer takes you on a video virtual tour of my new Home Office in Twinity – Check out the Mirror Action – The mirrors Reflect what is happening as Anna walks up to them, thanks Anna for making my virtual space a reflecti0n of my real world –very cool this metaversum virtual world.

If you would like a FREE premium apartment/condo in Virtual Singapore visit this link:

www.twinity.com/en/sg-condo

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Twinity set to launch virtual Orchard Road – Business Times Singapore

Twinity set to launch virtual Orchard Road – Media coverage Business Times June 2009

FANCY walking down Orchard Road in a fully air-conditioned atmosphere? Soon you will be able to – online.

ONLINE PROMOTION

Virtual Singapore can help promote the Republic as a global city and also boost business for hotels, travel, airlines, tour guides and attractions

Twinity, a 3D online world that meshes the real with the virtual, will launch virtual Orchard Road and Marina Bay in the third quarter of 2009.

And that means anyone, anywhere will be able to explore the Singapore cityscape.

Twinity_Ngee_Ann_City

Twinity, engineered by German company Metaversum, already provides a virtual replica of Berlin.

‘Virtual Singapore can assist in the promotion of Singapore as a global city based on innovation,’ said Jeremy Snyder, managing director of Metaversum Asia.

Virtual Singapore was developed in consultation with the Media Development Authority (MDA) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

One aim is to boost business for hotels, travel, airlines, tour guides and attractions.

Twinity_Paragon

The project has plenty of advertising potential.

Twinity is tying up with AsiaOne – the interactive arm of Singapore Press Holdings – to seek retailers, brands and firms interested in promoting their products or space on the virtual ‘Orchard Road’.

Partners to promote Singapore’s history, rich culture and nightlife are also encouraged to join in.

‘We will work closely with Twinity to look for guest sponsors and partners for the upcoming launch, as well as to get users for the site,’ said Raymond Teo, assistant vice-president of AsiaOne’s interactive business unit.

‘We see this partnership as a key strategy to associate the AsiaOne name with a new, cutting-edge online platform like Twinity.’

As for other parts of virtual Singapore, Mr Snyder would only say the development and roll-out time-line is ‘dependent on partner relations and other external factors’.

But one thing is certain – you can look forward to sipping virtual coffee in Ngee Ann City come September.

via Twinity set to launch virtual Orchard Road – June 27, 2009.

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which is Real ? – Singapore’s Marina Bay Dream

On a quick trip to URA in Singapore I captured this short video on my creative pocket video – which is real  ? and what is coming soon to Marina BAY SINGAPORE & VIRTUAL SINGAPORE in twinity…. who knows where Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort will be in the bay ?

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Twinity charges past 50,000 public Beta Users – itsReal

Twinity, the 3D Online world powered by real life, in only a few short weeks since going public beta is charging past 50,000 users – clearly Twinity is gaining momentum and Real People are seeing the opportunities to enchance their real lives and social networking friends & places by joining Twinity.

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Keep a watch out for Virtual London & Virtual Singapore both cities soon to join Virtual Berlin in Twinity

Hey wanna help promote Twinity – Vote for twinity here: http://bestuff.com/stuff/twinity you can also join the public beta from this link !

Do you have a killer idea that you think will make you famous, money, happy or a social celebrity in Twinity – we want to know – contact me through comments leaving your email and i will contact you personally – APLINK

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Metaversum Awarded Funding in Co-space™ program in Singapore – itsReal

Metaversum, developer and operator of the 3D online world Twinity, has been awarded funding from the multi-agency IDM R&D Programme Office hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore to develop geo-tagging and geo-located media streaming in Twinity. In another part of this project Metaversum will also develop advanced virtual city building tools to facilitate the construction of virtual Singapore in Twinity. Metaversum has already begun signing up local media, content, and brand partners in preparation for next year’s launch of virtual Singapore in Twinity.

Singapore, 21 October 2008 – Metaversum today announced that it has been awarded Singapore Government funding by the IDM R&D Programme Office hosted by the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore to integrate a 3D virtual counterpart to Singapore and to develop geo-tagging and geo-located media streaming in Twinity. Geo-tagging is an innovative framework to incorporate real-world information, with limitless potential from historical reference to current events to image and rich media embedding. Members will be able to place and access this information and share it with other members. This system will create an augmented reality layer, making the Twinity experience more informative and beneficial to Twinity members. Following the recent premiere of virtual Berlin, Singapore will be replicated to scale in Twinity and function as a 3D platform for members to interact with local media, content, and brand partners.

Twinity’s realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities in 3D, offer major cities and local businesses an ideal path for entering the 3D web. Twinity is not only an attractive platform for cities to showcase themselves to the world, it also enables business partners to reach out and communicate with the rest of the world, and market themselves as innovative movers in the global economy. Twinity members can similarly connect with friends, family, and business associates around the globe in a fully immersive and emotive environment, taking social and business networking to a whole new dimension.

Two Singapore-based partners are already on board: The Digital Movement, an emerging, not-for-profit organization seeking to build and connect opinion leaders in the digital space globally, and the Geek Terminal, the world’s first truly technology-centric business café in downtown Singapore.

Metaversum will be coordinating the venture from its recently opened offices in Singapore. The company also helps virtual world novices find their feet in the new world by recommending trusted development partners to assist businesses in realizing a 3D presence or their in-world marketing measures.

“We’re very excited about being awarded funding for launching virtual Singapore, geo-tagging and our other Co-space™ projects. We see it as recognition of the strategic importance of a real context for virtual cities for city authorities and local business alike,” commented Jeremy Snyder, Managing Director of Metaversum Asia Pte Ltd. He continued, “We look forward to helping Singapore transform itself into the virtual information and communication hub for Asia.”

Mr Michael Yap, Executive Director, IDMPO commented, “The  Co-SpaceTM (industry) Call for Proposals adds to Singapore’s drive to be a key player in the next generation Internet, where the web will become even more immersive and integrated into our daily lives. Significantly, we hope to attract more global companies to use Singapore as a test-bed for innovative media services.”

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public Beta. You can register for free Twinity membership and explore the world at www.twinity.com.

Information on Metaversum and Twinity:
Metaversum develops and operates the 3D online world Twinity. Twinity’s vision is to link the real with the virtual world by building realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities in 3D. Berlin was the first city to launch with other international cities to follow soon. Twinity members can create a personal avatar, explore the virtual city, move into a 3D home, chat with friends, work, get creative, or just have fun together.

Twinity also offers businesses new ways of engaging with real people in real cities. Through virtual shops and branded presences, inworld ad campaigns, product placements, and sponsored events, Twinity lets you enter into a direct, emotional, digital dialog with your target group. Twinity is currently in public Beta. Founded in July 2006 and financed by leading venture capital firms, Metaversum has offices in Berlin, Kiev, and Singapore. More info at www.metaversum.com and www.twinity.com.

A digital press kit with logos and screenshots can be downloaded here: http://partner.indigopearl.de/Metaversum_Press_Kit.zip
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Virtual worlds carve out new path

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Twinity is a virtual world from Metaversum with avatars that walk around real cities. Metaversum chief executive Jochen Hummel says people can feel as though they have been to a city.

Cityscape

Hoping to change that is Twinity, one of a growing number of games determined to make a link between the virtual world and the real.

Capturing the twin trends of social networking and fascination with 3D worlds, the Berlin-based firm is creating a backdrop that allows users to hang out in some of the world’s most famous cities.

So far it has launched virtual Berlin – a faithful replica of the real thing – to public trial.

Next year a virtual London will be available with online models of Singapore and New York joining at some point after that.

People can explore their city of choice, visit shops, art galleries and museums and build apartments.

“Fantasy worlds give you freedom and allow you to fly but the fantasy element limits them for the real world,” said Jochen Hummel, the chief executive of Metaversum, the company behind Twinity.

“Teenage boys are the biggest users but for adults there is a need to improve their real lives rather than escape from them,” he said.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Virtual worlds carve out new path.

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MMPOW – Podcast: Norbert Meinike at Twinity

Podcast: Norbert Meinike at Twinity

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Image: Launch of Virtual Berlin with the Mayor – Real & Virtual

In this podcast I’m joined by Norbert Meinike, Chief Marketing Officer of Twinity. Twinity is a mirror virtual world, which has initially created a virtual replica of Berlin and is soon expanding to London and Singapore. We’ve covered Twinity extensively here on the Virtual Worlds Forum blog, partly because of the fascinating potential I believe a mirror world has to really shake up the virtual worlds space, bringing both new users and advertisers to the market. Twinity on Friday announced a partnership with UK media company Twofour as part of their move into the UK with the creation of the virtual London.

A few of the topics covered in the interview:

* The potential of mirror worlds to make the virtual world concept more easily comprehensive to users

* Twinity’s business model, and how they are going about attracting new brands to virtual world advertising

* The major disadvantage – the need to develop a 3D replica of a city rather than simply let users create the content themselves

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via MMPOW – Podcast: Norbert Meinike at Twinity.

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