I love word play and every time I see the bumper sticker demanding “Whirled Peas Now!” I crack up. In our Second Life “whirled” we are lucky enough to have the fabulous efforts of a group of scripters, builders and other assorted geniuses from MadPea Productions who produce interactive adventures and games with stunning artistry. That folks in Second Life love and enjoy their work is evidenced by a simple search for MadPea on Flickr.
And now, they need our help.
For an entire year, they have been working to create a groundbreaking new immersive game in SL called Unia. It will fill two sims and incorporate all the advances in scripting to make it easier to forget that first life around you and sink into the adventure fully. I checked out a few bits while writing an article on it for AVENUE and can affirm that you have not seen anything like it.
However with two sims to pay for and the incredible investment of time, they are finding it hard to keep up on the tier, especially after having lost their sponsor. They do not qualify for Linden Endowment for the Arts because they are making games – no matter how incredibly artistic their sims. So, they are asking the Second Life community to show their support for great innovate sims – and I think we all want to do what we can. They have a GoFundMe site where you can donate to support the work.
They are losing Da Vinci Isle where Mad City is located at the end of May, so they will not be able to hold fundraising events there, making contributions even more critical.
|Chestnut||A question as I consider donating: Will the game be free to play or do they intend the work to be a profit making venture?|
|Chestnut||Never mind. It is clear on the go fund me site they are looking for donations so they can keep the sim open until they can establish the income stream. They are asking people to subsidize product development|