Monday, September 23, 2013

SL Video: "The Drax Files - World Makers - Episode 11: Dwarfins"

(Click here if the video fails to play)

"I am in debt to SL for giving me an outlet. Yes, it may not be for people with a short attention span but it is perfect for creative people!"

This seems to be programmer Dante Spectre's mantra for engaging in the digital realm.

He together with his wife Judy Chestnut and artist Jaimie Hancroft created a universe within a universe: behold the realm of Dwarfins, little Lord-Of-The-Ring[ish] type beings who can replicate in a myriad of variations simply by carving magic stones.

When a Dwarfin arrives in the world of SL they do so with different skills and traits : wizards as well as peasant farmers may appear out of shiny rocks, barbarians and mighty warriors, fishermen and the odd monstrous looking misfit, they all populate and shape a fantasy role-playing community where every little details is user-created by a three-employee global micro-corporation based in Hawaii and Belgium.

Yes, immersing oneself into a fantasy world within a virtual world may not be everyone's cup of good-time tea, but it could very well be argued that the passion and persistence that drives this monetized labor of love is what we need more of in a world where most people dread their daily routines...."

 Inara Pey wrote more about this Drax Files episode in her blog (Click Here).

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