Oriental Dispatch: Splume, Meet-Me, Vizimo
In this second post in the Oriental Dispatch series, I'll introduce some more Japanese 3D virtual worlds.
Splume is a 3D virtual world which has some interesting features.
- Splume is based on VRML. If you have some experience of making VRML, you can create your own rooms easily.
- Splume is offering Widget. You can put your 3D world to your blog or website.
- Splume is offering not only 3D virtual worlds but also SNS. You know, it's not easy to find interesting peolple in 3D virtual world. SNS is a good way to solve this kind of problem.
Meet-me is a virtual world offering a replica of Tokyo. Users can edit their avatars, move around virtual Tokyo, enjoy chatting and get coins by playing games. It's possible to exchange coins to "Amazon Gift Ticket" which can be used at Amazon.co.jp.
TOYOTA, a giant car maker, has a place called METAPOLIS in Meet-me. It has been promoting their cars. Recently younger generations in Japan seem to loose interest in cars. TOYOTA wants to attract youths by promotions in Meet-me.
At Vizimo, you can easily create 3D games such as Maze, a fishing game or 3D hockey. One of Vizimo's advatages is supporting physics.