Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neighbourhood of Note: Digital Cult

Today's Neighbourhood of Note is Digital Cult, an island with art built by Colpo Wexler, located at,-15.9,0.1,-1.1_2197

Here are some photos of the art installations on the island:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Dress on the Marketplace!

Today I experimented with the beta Marketplace, and I am happy to announce that I was able to create a listing for one of the dresses I had created, and have a couple of female avatars buy the dress (for free) and wear it successfully!

Here's the listing:

And here are Jane and Sybille who are modeling my creation:

Of course the dress is only good until they change the avatars, which is supposed to happen sometime soon. But let the history books state that I have successfully posted the first women's fashion to the Cloud Party beta Marketplace!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Marketplace Beta Launched Today

The beta of the Cloud Party Marketplace launched today.  Apparently it will be possible to sell items both in-world and via the Marketplace.  Right now, for testing purposes, items can only be listed for free.  Here are some screen shots to give you an idea of what to expect.

You access the Marketplace via a new bright orange icon on your Cell Phone:

Once you click on the icon, you are taken to the main page:

Note that there is already a breakdown of possible items for sale, which gives an idea of what Cloud Party Inc. thinks that people will create and sell via the Marketplace.  It looks like you will be able to sell islands via the Marketplace, for instance:

To buy an item, simply click on its listing and it will be highlighted.  Note that you can also sell a palette of items as one item, as with this selection of house plants:

A nice touch is a feature not found in Second Life, but found in Blue Mars: the ability to preview an item for sale in 3 dimensions, simply by clicking the Preview button to the right of each item listed:

To exit Preview, just click the button on the left side of the Preview screen.

This is an exciting development.  It will be interesting to see how quickly the Marketplace takes shape, especially when the redesigned male and female avatars are released (which should be soon).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Palace of La Granja

Who said you can't have your castle in the clouds?  And a very nice castle it is too...

This seems to be the work of Louis Phelypeaux, well done Louis!