Vivaty (and SLE)
The forum is (mildly) agog with Vivaty (don't ask me why they decided to get agog now), which is a browser-based VR like Just Leap In, only very slickly packaged for young teens (it seemed to me). I can't get it to run at all, so can't say much about it, except that things I'd seen from it a little while ago made it look attractive. The interface (all I can see thus far) is like a stripped-down JLI, but the homepage looks a lot like SL: "Your stuff. Your friends. Your scene. " is their motto. They have dogs, like There (the dogs in There are a lot of fun - thanks to Jeffrey Ventrella). The shopping button flashes, which would get old fast.
Someone complained of lag. One would think the browser-based type of VR will probably go into the cloud and lose their lag that way. Could the behind-the-firewall, SL-in-boxes go to rendering in the cloud, too, since it's purchased as a wad of set content? Is that part of what it's all about?
posted by - 12:59 PM