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Showroom Planets


I don't know how many of you played Project Entropia (now Entropia Universe), but I remember having a poke about in it a few years ago and being intrigued, but ultimately bored. Twas Second Life with a bit more game, well a bit more space-rat bashing, anyway. It's still going, of course, and seems to still be making big deals. It's being upgraded to the CryEngine 2 soon, and is still signing up the crazy corporate projects, like this one being proposed by a Creative Kingdom, Inc "the world's most celebrated thematic architectural design firm":

The maiden project for the new complex will be CKI's collaboration with the Swedish company Mindark, makers of Entropia Universe, an enormously successful Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORG) with a real cash economy that is already positioned to challenge the dominance of market leader World of Warcraft. CKI, the first high-profile architectural firm to be enlisted for such an undertaking, will design an entire planet within Entropia Universe.

So an entire virtual planet as a showroom for architectural and design talent...

Full details here, via Worlds In Motion.

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