Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oriental Dispatch: ai sp@ce, iA, ARis

Konnichiwa(hello!). I picked up some interesting services in Japan.


ai sp@ce


Dwango, a game developer for mobilephones, has launched http://aisp.jp/ this week. "ai sp@ce" is a virtual world. It's kinda lobby for game lovers. You can't create buidings or clothings in this world, but create game-scenarios and can sell them. Quite interesting.



iA


Sega, a famous videogame developer, is testing an avatar service called "iA(Internet Adventure)".


It's similar to weblin or RocketOn, but at iA, avatars appears on your desktop(like wallpaper). When you change URL of your web-broser, the place in iA will change automatically. I mean each URL has its own place.


iA is still in closed beta.



ARis


Last one is not a virtual-world-thing. But I guess many readers will have an interest in it.


"ARis" is kind of a virtual pet using Augumented Reality. A small girl appears on PC via web camera. You can poke her with sticks or give clothes.


Its price is 9800 yen(US$9.8 US$98.00). A little bit expensive?




UPDATE: Sorry, i made a mistake at the price of ARis. Thanks to shiela-san for letting me know that.

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