Second Life Game Builds Virtual Feature for Novel

Posted on June 21, 2005

Second Life Screenshot Second Life has been running a contest for the best design for a virtual display of an ebook written by Cory Doctorow. Second Life will be placing an entire copy of Cory Doctorow's latest novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, inside the game where it will be available for free for a few weeks. Next month author and blogger Cory Doctorow will virtually visit Second Life and Second Lifers will be able to ask him questions about the book. A screenshot from the winning design is shown on the right. The Second Life blog has more about the winning design:
Falk Bergman, that is, winning the NWN Book Expo yesterday by a handful of votes, thus earning the right to publish the "official" Second Life edition of Cory Doctorow's new novel. All the entries were admirably ambitious in their own way, but in the end, Falk's more traditional prototype won out. Guess it's hard to escape the appeal of a solid book open in front of you.

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