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Virtual world designer Metaplace to shutter

Saying it hasn't been able to gain traction as a consumer user-generated content service, Raph Koster's leading game design company is shutting down.

By December 21, 2009


Metaplace virtual worlds now blog-embeddable

The people behind the online role-playing "universe" are hoping to increase user engagement by enabling people to embed user-created virtual words in their blogs.

By June 30, 2009


Metaplace: Platform for user-created virtual worlds

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.

By February 25, 2009


Metaplace secures funding for its virtual world

The build-your-own-virtual-world start-up raised $6.7 million in funding to expand its operation. But will it be able to succeed where Second Life and others couldn't?

By October 22, 2008


Metaplace brings user-generated virtual worlds to the browser

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.

By September 22, 2007