Intro to Virtual Worlds

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Intro to Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Introduction to Virtual Worlds Denise Cote College of DuPage
  2. 4. What are Virtual Worlds?
  3. 6. “ A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars.”
  4. 7. “ A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars.”
  5. 8. Terminology <ul><li>MMORPG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive Multiplayer Online Role-play Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MUVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-User Virtual Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not games in the traditional sense </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3-D Web? </li></ul>
  6. 9. MMORPG’s (games) <ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul>
  7. 10. Types of Non-Gaming MUVE’s <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul>
  8. 11. Types of Non-Gaming MUVE’s Kaneva There Active Worlds Whyville
  9. 12. Open Source Private VW’s Open Croquet Qwaq
  10. 13. Open Source Private VW’s
  11. 15. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Building your environment </li></ul><ul><li>3-D information </li></ul><ul><li>Simulating real-world experiences </li></ul>
  12. 16. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul>
  13. 18. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul>
  14. 23. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Building your environment </li></ul>
  15. 31. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Building your environment </li></ul><ul><li>3-D information </li></ul>
  16. 34. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Building your environment </li></ul><ul><li>3-D information </li></ul><ul><li>Simulating real-world experiences </li></ul>
  17. 39. On the MUVE! <ul><li>Interaction with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other people </li></ul><ul><li>Building your environment </li></ul><ul><li>3-D information </li></ul><ul><li>Simulating real-world experiences </li></ul>Oh, and it is FUN!
  18. 40. Some Educational Activities <ul><li>Historical Role-play </li></ul><ul><li>Learning via Simulation, Immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Workspaces for real world companies </li></ul>
  19. 46. Questions?
  20. 47. Want to get started?? <ul><li>You know you do!! </li></ul><ul><li>Join the Virtual Worlds Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://notmarian.org </li></ul><ul><li>And contact Denise for help! </li></ul>

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