Vacation is over and it is time to start working again. I have been playing a lot of games and explored many virtual worlds. Several hours a day. I have been driving trucks, flying, solving problems in the Thalos principle and of course been to Second life almost every day.
As I see it my Oculus rift have changed everything. I do not play all games in the Oculus and I have
A new 24 screen that makes it a lot more fun. Not everybody have the tech stuff I have but I suppose the market penetration for all the good game play stuff will only be greater.
When I am looking at where 2worlds2go will go in the future I see that multiplayer and virtual worlds live on for decades but games are short range stuff. You play and often forget.
In Euro truck 2 and in Flight simulator you can produce new add-ons forever. Second life still is a market for content. The life for virtual products last a lot longer if there is a multiplayer option.
There is some confusion at the moment about what platform will be the big next thing. Sad to say Second life looks outdated and the physics is not there to do anything new. I love it and think it is great in VR but no something must be done to make it survive. Altspace VR is cool in the Oculus and some nice games is in there. High Fidelity is a good platform but with a serious lack of tools. Sansar is still a enigma.
As a artist I really hope there will be some solutions in the next 6 months. I have a few ideas around how to create a new world on the other hand I only have 10 years of work left in me. So a new platform would be great. There are game system like Unity that could be intermediate solutions. But then there is server structure and network that do not look so good.
It is all in flux. The work continues.
In about a week it is time to start work again and i have no idea what projects to go for. Have been using the summer to try out some new things but nothing really sticks.
And I have working on some new theme for the paintings and struck out big time. Looks like to try to paint not really my thing anymore. The search for Spock continues.
There are many interesting projects both in art and in VR but cant really get in to it. Have been working on some facebook project, playing games and working in the studio. Reading a lot and generally walking around the garden. No luck. Hard to see what will come of it all. But something have to happen.
OpenSUSE leap 42.1 have a issue with latest mono. So by downgrading Mono to 3.6 we now can have the servers up all the time and they do not shut down inside of 24 hours.
Helps a lot when you admin the servers.
We also have a dedicated server on the web for the main 9 islands.
I have been driving all over Europe now for 2worlds2go logistics and i have to say the graphics great. The game is Euro game Simulator 2.
It is multiplayer and there are a lot of people online. ( Not everybody can drive:(..) I wish somebody could produce a new Flight simulator with this graphics or maybe give Seconds life a update. Everything is belivable and the trucks are really eye candy.
Taking a lot of pictures. Just for fun as did not do this. Wish i had.
See you on the roads.
Got my exhibition piece ready for the Celebration of OSgrid. It is on the exhibition area. Everything starts 25 July and i try to be there to check things out.
OS grid whas the first grid where i had a sim of my own. So always feel a little extra for it and there are some great builds. You should hypergrid over.