Otherland – The Game!

February 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm (computers, internet) (, , , )

Largely old news to most followers of such things, but news to me.  I am now on the last of 4 books in Tad Williams’ Otherland series, set in a not too distant future, where people can plug themselves (neurally) into the 3D Internet of the future.

These books are an excuse for Tad Williams to spin a complex plot involving digital recreations of Ancient Troy, World War 2, the Wizard of Oz, Ancient Egypt and many more scenes from past and future, alongside a range of fantasy worlds from his imagination.

If you are interested in knowing more, then wikipedia will help, as will the author’s own website about the books.

Anyway, there has been an online MMO game in development for a while, and they are starting to slowly release details of it.  Starting with some pictures, you can find out more at www.otherland-game.com.

There is certainly no shortage of material for a game … will be interesting to see how it all turns out.


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World of Legocraft

January 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm (internet, kids) (, , , , , , , , , )

Have just seen the trailer for the new Lego Universe virtual world. I’ve heard various things about it over the last 18 months or so, but the final form seems to be some kind of Lego MMO, a Lego version of World of Warcraft if you will, with customisable characters, quests, building, levels and so on. You will also have to pay for it by a monthly subscription. I had assumed it would be more along the lines of, say, Disney’s Pixie Hollow or a Lego version of Habbo Hotal, but it looks much more a gamey than social virtual world.

The trailer is very impressive, but as its a digital film, it doesn’t really give anything away about the actual game.

Still, looks like it will keep Lego fans old and young busy for some time.  For more info, see Wikipedia and www.legouniverse.com.

Nod to Tervicz for the link to the video.


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