TheoWorlds Builder v2 (TheoSDK 2) – the next generation platform for building online games and avatar chat worlds (currently in development) – has been updated with new features:

  • Complex collision detection with conflict solving – the characters avoid stepping on each other’s tiles and automatically resolve the conflicts without using the server.
  • Internet lag compensation – the characters are synchronized through Dead Reckoning algorithm. The delay in communication is smoothed through adjusting the animation speed, so characters get to the destination at the same time on both screens. You can use the “latency” box to emulate the latency for each chat up to 1 sec (1000 ms).

Here is the link that demonstrates those features (DO NOT open this link in multiple windows):
www.theoworlds.com/labs/05/

Check the blog posts for other updates on this project.

For those who are interested in this product, but don’t want to wait for the release, check TheoAvatar SDK and TheoSDK - our existing platforms for creating online games and multi-user 3D chats like TheoAvatar in Flash. Both come with Map Editor, source code and documentation.

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TheoWorlds Builder v2 (TheoSDK 2) – the next generation platform for building online games and avatar chat worlds (currently in development) – has been updated with new features:

  • Multiple rooms and the connection between them. Step on the animated arrows to walk from one room to another.
  • Sitting. Click on chairs or barrels to sit on them.

Here is the link that demonstrates those features:
www.theoworlds.com/labs/04/theolabs_04.html

Check the blog posts for other updates on this project.

For those who are interested in this product, but don’t want to wait for the release, check TheoAvatar SDK and TheoSDK - our existing platforms for creating online games and multi-user 3D chats like TheoAvatar in Flash. Both come with Map Editor, source code and documentation.

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TheoWorlds Builder v2 (TheoSDK 2) – the next generation platform for building online games and avatar chat worlds (currently in development) – has been updated with new features:

  • Mouse support. Now you can use the mouse to move your character around.
  • Path finding algorithm. Calculates the shortest walk path for the characters. Supports elevations (“hills”) and collision detection (avoiding obstacles like other characters).
  • Chatting. Avatars can now exchange text messages.
  • Avatar bots. Characters that are controlled by computer. In this example they randomly walk around the map and chat.

Here is the link that demonstrates those features:
www.theoworlds.com/labs/theolabs_03.html

Check the blog posts for other updates on this project.

For those who are interested in this product, but don’t want to wait for the release, check TheoAvatar SDK and TheoSDK - our existing platforms for creating online games and multi-user 3D chats like TheoAvatar in Flash. Both come with Map Editor, source code and documentation.

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Today is the Earth Day and we got a great tip for you – use e-cards instead of traditional mail cards. You will save trees and money on stamps!

We created our own Earth Day e-card (see the image) – fell free to send it around and help rise awareness. To create your own free e-cards, for any occasions, go to:

http://www.theoworlds.com/birthday/

Check other e-cards created by TheoWorlds.com (Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day) at: http://www.theoworlds.com/ecard_campaigns.html

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We were just awarded the Adobe Site of the Day for our Virtual Cake Decorator eCard.

It’s our 5th SOD award for the past 2.5 years. The previous four awards were also for our interactive ecards:

We’ve been licensing these ecards to our clients, and the results are very positive. It’s an out-of-the-box viral marketing campaign than can be set up in 24 hours!

Find more about licensing our award-winning ecards here: www.theoworlds.com/ecard_campaigns.html

We are also developing custom ecards, so feel free to contact us if you need one!

- Sergei

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We just finished working on our latest project: a Virtual Cake Decorator ecard – perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. Users can decorate a realistic-looking cake using icing, decor and even burning candles! Once the ecard is saved, it can be emailed or placed on MySpace, blog or personal website. You can check the ecard here:

http://www.theoworlds.com/birthday/

Our ecard is free to use for our website visitors, as usual. Potential clients – feel free to email us about licensing this ecard for your website.

The Virtual Cake Decorator is part of a series of ecards we have created in the past years. Each of them won the Macromedia/Adobe Site of The Day. You can check the rest of the ecards here:
http://www.theoworlds.com/ecard_campaigns.html

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Half a year ago Wereld Natuur Fonds (Netherlands) purchased a copy of Theo SDK & TheoAvatar SDK bundle. They used it to build their own virtual world called Ranger Club.

Using our isometric engine to “jump start” their project, they built new features on top of it like extended avatar customization, custom rooms, virtual store and more. WNF Ranger Club looks pretty impressive with original maps and graphics – a great way to visit cold places without experiencing the low temperatures.

Thanks to Margaret Massop for the information on this project.

Ever wanted to build your own online world? Try our TheoAvatar SDK – a tool that helps you build multi-user 3D chats like TheoAvatar in Flash. It comes with Map Editor, source code and documentation. It runs on both ElectroServer and SmartFoxServer. Purchase it today and start digging into the exiting world of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMO)!

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Don’t forget to send an e-card to the people you love. With our Valentine’s Day ecard you can decorate your own heart-shaped cake, customize your message and email it in seconds. No stamps required. Go to:

www.theoworlds.com/valentine/

and create your own Valentine’s Day ecard.

For each e-card you create we are also donating a percentage of our advertising income to The Salvation Army!

Share the love and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We mentioned on a previous post that Citizens Bank of Canada used TheoWorlds’ ecard to sponsor their food drive. We are happy to announce that the drive was a success. Maureen Mccartney, the Web Marketing Manager at Citizens Bank of Canada wrote us (quoted with her permission):

“I wanted to thank you for all the support you provided during our recent launch of our Gingerbread holiday ecard fundraiser for the Canadian Food Banks.

When Citizens Bank of Canada needed to customize the card and make changes to coding and implement it, your company was always there, working tirelessly with our developers to see us completely through the process. You had a very short turnaround time to make it all happen and you delivered! Thanks for helping us raise $5000 for a worthy cause.”

Ecards are a very effective tool for fund-raising as they help spreading the word. And for a value of $499 for a license – it’s a real deal (we did not charge any extra for the support).

Do you run a non-profit or plan on having a fund-raiser? Consider contacting Theoworlds – we can help spread your message on the web.

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2 million birthday ecards

January 3, 2008

Back in April 2007 we created a Birthday Cake Decorator ecard for MyYearBook.com:

http://pimp.myyearbook.com/toys/birthdaycake/

In less than nine months there has been more than 2 million birthday ecards created!

The Birthday Cake Decorator is part of a series of ecards we have created in the past years. Each of them won the Macromedia/Adobe Site of The Day. You can check the rest of the ecards here:
http://www.theoworlds.com/ecard_campaigns.html

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