Lively. In July we launched Lively in Google Labs because we wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways.
Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off. That's why, despite all the virtual high fives and creative rooms everyone has enjoyed in the last four and a half months, we've decided to shut Lively down at the end of the year.
The computer giant and the creator of Second Life are working on universal avatars that can travel between worlds. The project aims to open up virtual worlds by introducing open tools that work with any online environment. The companies hope to boost interest in virtual worlds as well as make them easier to navigate. Character sheet At the moment every virtual world requires a player or user to go through the process of creating an avatar that will act as their proxy in that online environment.
Typically, an avatar created for one world, be it a game or a system like Second Life, cannot move between these different virtual spaces. The project started by IBM and Linden Lab aims to create a universal character creation system so people only have to create a digital double once. Gizmoz. 3B. Habbo Hotel. Flux Studio. Linden Lab Introduces Expressive Puppeteering to Second Life. IMVU.