Raph Koster's Areae finally gives some details on what it's doing.
The Areae co-founder suggests that the immediate future of virtual worlds is an endless flow of kids' digital environments and that the "dreams of the metaverse" isn't coming anytime soon.
Platform for Flash-based multiplayer casual games gives individual developers a way to make money with their creations.
New technology from a virtual worlds platform developer will ultimately make it possible for developers to put out both Flash and 3D versions of a game and let players interact between the two.
More and more investment money is finding its way to companies building virtual worlds or technologies to build virtual worlds.
It's not the most innovative name but the concept may be revolutionary. Metaplace, a virtual community that is currently being tested for launch in spring 2008, was one of the most talked about start-ups at the TechCrunch40 Conference.
Backed by virtual-world expert Raph Koster, Metaplace makes it easy for anyone to build their own Web-based virtual space. Get an invite here to the closed beta.