CLOUD PARTY CLOSED : 21 February 2014 http://blog.cloudparty.com/2014/01/24/cloud_party_joins_yahoo/ "Weíre excited to announce that the time has come for the Cloud Party team to start our next adventure. We are joining Yahoo
The last two years have been an incredible experience for everyone here. Weíve been continually amazed by your creativity and the worlds youíve built and shared with us.
Cloud Party will continue to run until February 21, 2014."
For more information see the review at Hypergrid Business
CloudParty : A Free Virtual World In Your Browse http://www.cloudparty.com/ CloudParty : A Free Virtual World In Your Browse
Get started with our free, built-in clothing and body choices, or visit the marketplace for many more options. Customize your avatar's size, shape, clothing, colors, textures and more!
The virtual world of Cloud Party is built on WebGL and HTML5 technology, so it runs directly in a modern browser. Copy and share your URL with anyone in the world and they can be there with you in seconds.
Upload new 3D art or choose from our marketplace and show it off to the world. Use our built-in tools to customize your island or our scripting language to build games!
Cloud Party is a social platform, not a business venue http://bit.ly/OVFZEF Cloud Party is a social platform, not a business venue
Now, logging in with Facebook does make things a lot simpler, since you donít have to create a new account, but it immediately limits the app to social settings only. After all, you donít send business emails through Facebook , so why would you have a business meeting through Facebook ? Still, if youíre looking for a social hang out, then itís great, because your friends already have accounts, you just have to invite them to use the app. Having a virtual world on Facebook seems like a logical continuation of the whole social media trend.
Cloud Party is not a high powered design tool for creating vast worlds for your fantasy game, or chic state-of-the-art meeting facilities. However, if you want a nice place to hang out with some friends, then Cloud Party is perfect.
The fact that itís online and requires no download puts it way ahead of Second Life or OpenSim for casual hangouts, and the fact that it uses Facebook makes it very easy to introduce virtual worlds to people. Comprehensive overview for beginners.
An educator looks at Cloud Party http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2012/06/an-educator-looks-at-cloud-party/ An educator looks at Cloud Party
Here are some reasons I think Cloud Party represents the next generation of virtual worlds ... No client (all in a browser) : This is key to mass adoption. For educators, it means that a student only needs a Facebook account. That means about 100 percent uptake for my students.
| Real life ID | Easy UI that looks bound for mobile devices |