Saturday, August 9, 2008

Project Blue Mars: An Online Virtual World

While Phoenix Mars Mission scientists are diligently investigating perchlorate salts on the Red Planet, computer programmers at Avatar Reality, Inc., are busily completing production of Blue Mars, a new “online massively multiplayer virtual world ... featuring stunning graphics, realistic characters and endless social bonding opportunities. Set on Terraformed Mars in the year 2177 AD, players will be able to live out their fantasies through personalized avatars.” Blue Mars is scheduled for beta release at the end of 2008.

Who knows, perhaps a player will be able to create an avatar who is a science fiction fan, relaxing by the side of a swimming pool reading a first edition hardcover of Stranger in a Strange Land in pristine condition.

For more information about Blue Mars, read “Will Martian water discovery fuel interest in sci-fi Blue Mars world?” at The Industry Standard’s website.

No comments: