Posts Tagged ‘Occupy White Walls’

An art gallery MMO – we spoke to the creators of Occupy White Walls about the AI that guesses which art you like

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When I went exploring in Occupy White Walls last month, I stumbled into something special. OWW is an upcoming MMO (see what they did there?) where every player can create their own architecturally ambitious gallery, fill it with art of their choosing, and open it up to other players. Every mug who walks into your gallery earns you money, which you can use to make it bigger and better. It’s currently in free public alpha.

I had a few questions for developers StikiPixels about balancing money with creative freedom, whether OWW might become something that real world artists can use to support themselves, and how their fancy AI manages to suss out people’s artistic tastes. So CEO Yarden Yaroshevski collaborated with his team to give me some answers.

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Occupy White Walls is an enthralling virtual gallery MMO

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A while ago I took a stroll around the Zium Museum, a virtual gallery curated by Michael Berto. “There needs to be more stuff like this in videogames!”, said commenter ‘Quasiotter’. Quasio’s wish has been granted: Occupy White Walls is an upcoming MMO where you can build your own architecturally ambitious art gallery and showcase it to the world. If all goes well there should soon be thousands of the things, all hooked up to a fancy AI doodad that promises to learn what kind of art you’re into based on what you spend your time looking at.

It’s in free public alpha at the moment, and I’ll straight up implore you to have a look at my wanderings below, then check out OWW for yourself. This is going to be special.

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