It was in mid-2006 that I was sitting in my spare bedroom working on a prototype client for what would become Metaplace. My wife was running the server on her desktop Mac in another room. We managed to get some tags hardcoded into a text mud’s room description, and pretty soon we were two blue circles running around on a field – all streamed off the Internet. And even back then, I really wanted to show it to you guys here on the blog, because even though it didn’t look like much, it was really cool.
Well, today I do get to share it with you! Or rather, what it became. We’re a little ways past the blue circle thing at this point.
It’s an early look – we are most definitely still in testing, and closed testing at that. But it felt like it was time to let some more folks at it.
If you go to http://www.metaplace.com and enter the code EARLYLOOK in the text field where it says “Redeem invite key,” you’ll be given access to the testing. But you better hurry, because there are only 200 key uses available. If you don’t make it into the first 200, sign up for the waiting list – we’re letting in cohorts every week now.
Once you’re in, send me a friend request, send me a message, come visit the forums, and let me know what you think!