Friday, November 23, 2012

Enhancing tropical island living

If you teleport from one Second Life island to the other, it's obvious that tropical settings are very, very popular.  And when you do so, it also becomes clear that, apart from smaller off-sim rock and wave structures,  realistic tropical off-sim environments are still scarce. For a few years now, I do offer a couple of environments with a tropical look, but I figured there would still be room for improvement.

In November I have been working on this challenge. I have come up with four new island settings:






They are inspired on various tropical archipelagos around the world. Some landscape elements are new, like  splashing waves on the the outer fringes, and slowly flowing lava on steep volcanoes.

There is still a lot of work to be done. Right now, depending on RL projects, I think they will be available in the first week of January 2013. I will have full sim surround, half sim surround, sim edge and sim corner environments available then, probably all in Silver and Gold editions.

I am also considering to make matching smaller off-sim items, for use on small coastal parcels or close-by decoration. I'd like to hear you thoughts on that!

After these tropical items have come available, I will start to work on the Grand Canyon...