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I thought I’d start the new year with an introduction to a place that I’ve been intending to blog about for a while, but haven’t got round to, at least until now. I was introduced to it by Saffia Widdershins of PrimPerfect magazine (thanks, Saffia!).
I’ve never played any of the Myst series of computer games, but I’ve seen plenty of screen-shots from it, and once played through part of a demo, so I’m quite familiar with famously attractive look of it.
Unsurprisingly, there have been attempts to recreate that look in Second Life (the creators of Myst themselves did, but only temporarily). This site, Arcana Nuevo, owned and created by Angelica Zuma, is one of the most successful that I’ve seen.
When you teleport in, you land at the telehub beside the shop (where you can buy furniture in the same style as the main building). Walking through the shop and out the other side, you come to the steps that lead up to the imposing entrance:
From here you walk through a corridor beneath a waterfall, leading into the main bulk of the castle. There is plenty to see and explore, and I’ve put together a Snapzilla photo album of some of the scenic views (see the links at the bottom of the post).
One notable highlight, at least for me, is the small ‘office’ that you find at one end of a corridor near the entrance. Apparently this is based directly on one of the locations in Myst:
The castle is definitely one of the places in Second Life that deserves to be visited.