hello this is my first thread on ats so i hope i dont mess it up too much.
as title says there is this weird and very bizarre social network game called Worlds that allegedly exists since 1994. i stumbled on it by chance
while researching about obscure and forgotten online games. the game is similar to second life just that it isnt very popular as far as i can tell and
it seems to be even more bizarre than second life.
this is one of two game-play videos i could find on youtube (contains bad language,horrible music and a lot of weirdness)
after watching this i wanted to check it out myself -call me nuts- and went to the worlds website www.worlds.com... to
download their "worlds-player"
the website looks all normal and nothing like the youtube video and some celebrities like DMC,Aerosmith,british telekom have spaces in worlds. same
as in second life - nothing new there but still somehow awkward considering the bizarre youtube video ...
there is a youtube channel with one pompous advertisement video for worlds where celebrities like David Bowie and Spielberg apparently talk about the
also it looks like worlds incl tried to sue blizzard games because they claim that worlds is the first virtual world ever and they have it all
patented so everybody else doing online worlds needs to pay them or something like that.
never heard nothing about this game before and found it intriguing.
looks like the game world has some really scary/bizarre places and weird users that show newcomers around and try to scare them. i like weird games so
as said above i downloaded the "worlds player" but it says Java 6 is needed to run it. i could not find out how to install that old version of java.
dont know if its even advisable to do that.
anybody ever heard of this game and knows if its still playable ? ( looks like it was one year ago) anybody that played it or can help to install this
edit on 10-1-2016 by glowdog because: trouble with adding yt vid
Actually I remember playing it. When I played it it was supposedly set on a space station, and each room had a different theme. It was basically
just a visual chat room where you could move your avatars around to type at people. I think there was a distance limit so you could only see the
words typed by people nearby. My 14 year old self found it entertaining, but it was pretty simplistic honestly
yes it seems to be very simplistic and is probably similar to second life. what got my attention are the bizarre avatars and strange environments
created by users. i imagine visiting a game like this like a tour into an half-abandoned insane asylum.i logged once into second life and that was
oh cool ! please let me know how it´s going with the Java 6 problem - and if you manage to log ... i´m curious what you find.
It works fine. All fees are removed, so you can download every world. They are tiny files, they take a few seconds to download. Things that linked to
other websites like jukeboxes and music stores don't function.
There is no one there, I think the avatars in the lobby were devs at one time.
Once in awhile you get a pop up saying insert disc and has java as a descriptor, but it doesn't really interfere, it closes.
The last room I went into before I logged out of the game last night was I think in the Polygram world and it was the 'David bowie' chat room. How
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