WonderBuilders Develops Singapore Games Village

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WonderBuilders, Inc. has created a virtual world called “Singapore Games Village.” Announced as part of the Media Development Authority of Singapore's new Games Solution Center (GSC), this virtual world allows locally developed games to be showcased to prospective publishers who can then select the titles which they wish to license. The Games Village includes customizable game kiosks. Each kiosk displays games that can be played in a browser or on a mobile platform. The game kiosks are multi-user. As one person plays a game in-world, other remote participants can watch the game play and talk about the action. Users can also take turns playing the game.

Singapore Games Village main island with game kiosk, game directory, and teleporters

Singapore Games Village main island with game kiosk, game directory, and teleporters

Not only does the Games Village provide a game-like environment for showcasing games, it also provides collaboration tools to support business-related discussions around the games.

WonderBuilders, Inc., an Open Wonderland 3D virtual world platform and services provider, has created a virtual world called “Singapore Games Village.” Announced as part of the Media Development Authority of Singapore's new Games Solution Center (GSC), this virtual world allows locally developed games to be showcased in the Village to prospective publishers who can then select the titles which they wish to license.

“Not only does the Games Village provide a game-like environment for showcasing games,” says WonderBuilders CEO Nicole Yankelovich, “it also provides collaboration tools to support business-related discussions around the games. We even used the environment for coordinating work between our team in the US and the GSC team in Singapore, including holding project meetings and reviewing artwork.”

The Games Village includes customizable game kiosks. Each kiosk displays games that can be played in a browser or on a mobile platform. These games are developed using tools such as Flash, Unity 3D, and other popular game engines. They are intended for use on mobile devices such iOS and Android, or on Macintosh and PC browser platforms.

The game kiosks are multi-user. As one person plays a game in-world, other remote participants can watch the game play and talk about the action. Users can also take turns playing the game.

In addition, kiosks can be configured to play promotional videos, providing in-world visitors with a collaborative video viewing experience. Posters on either side of the game display area can be customized with information about the game or the developer, and can include external links to the game developers' web site.

About WonderBuilders, Inc.

WonderBuilders (wonderbuilders.com) is a software company with offices in San Francisco, CA and the greater Boston, MA area that provides consulting, training, design, hosting, and implementation services based on the Open Wonderland 3D virtual world platform. The WonderBuilders team includes the original designers and developers of Open Wonderland. With expertise in creating special-purpose virtual worlds as well as in enterprise-class software development, WonderBuilders partners with clients to bring their educational or collaboration projects to reality.

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