Category Archives: Second Life

Why Second Life Didn’t Work Out On Steam


Back in September 2013 Peter Gray told Hamlet Au (New World Notes) that Second Life hit some complications and so it was put on hold. Apparently since then Linden Lab have learned and done more research among talking to companies about this.

From September 2013…

Without going into details,” he e-mails, “our plans to make Second Life available on Steam hit some complications and so were put on hold. Since acquiring Desura, we now have our own distribution platform, and we recently made Second Life available there (blog post about that here), as well as on Amazon (in the US, UK, and Germany).

Second Life future on Steam unlikely

The idea might not be completely out of the window because the Second Life steam app info was updated 3 months ago at 02:29:07 UTC on 20th September 2018. See the history page.

It looks like the lab have removed some store tags 3 months ago (shown in red). They added these store tags back in mid June 2017 (shown in green).

This update could mean nothing at all or it could mean the lab are thinking about it again in the near future. I think it’s unlikely that Second Life will be added on Steam anytime soon.

Poll: Should Second Life launch on Steam in the future ? 

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Bay City Tree Lighting 2018


Bay City in Second Life will be hosting its 2018 annual tree lighting event between 1- 4pm SLT on Sunday 9th December 2018.

The event will be taking place over at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will be live music, ice skating, refreshments and much more. 

I’ve attended this event in previous years and I have to say it’s great fun generally during the Christmas festive season. 

Here is the full press release…

Bay City — Annual Tree Lighting 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1-4 pm SLT

It’s that most wonderful time of the year!

Once again, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event, now in its eighth outing, on Sunday, 9th December 2018 from 1-4 pm SLT.

The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer as well as live performances by Melinda M. Baptiste and Erika Ordinary. 

There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a great deal of fun to be had!

We will once again be supporting Child’s Play , a charity that helps kids still be kids when they are in hospital, with donation kiosks around the venue.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

Please spread the word about this year’s Bay City annual tree lighting event in Second Life.

2018 SL Christmas Expo Opens


SL Christmas Expo 2018 Regions

This year’s SL Christmas Expo opened it’s doors to the public on Friday 30th November and will continue until Sunday 9th December 2018. This year the Christmas Expo event lasts for ten days across six regions next door to the American Cancer Society region.

There are great attractions to explore, hunts, raffles, contests and plenty of shopping. The Expo theme this year is The Sounds Of The Season and it’s going to the best one yet.

Stay updated with the latest SL Christmas Expo news and events daily here

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LEA Announces Restructuring From 1st January 2019


LEA regions

On Thursday 29th November 2018 The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) announced that it will be temporarily closing it’s residence regions (LEA 10 – 29) from 1st January 2019 to allow for major restructuring.

Apparently there are discussions currently between the LEA committee and Linden Lab about the future of LEA. It’s unclear at the moment how long the regions will be closed for. It will be interesting to see what gets done once the regions come back online again for the public.

Here is the press release with more details about the restructuring…

Come January 1st 2019, the Linden Endowment for the Arts, known as the LEA, will be temporarily closing its Artists in Residence regions (LEA 10 – 29) to allow for a major restructuring.

Over the last seven years, these regions have been open for artists who apply to build their dreams, each for a six month grant. We have seen many great installations here – and some that have attracted controversy..

The nine Core regions (which include the Theatre, the Sandbox and Photohunt) will remain for the present, and short-term grants will still be available in these regions for community-inspired arts projects.

Applications for Core regions can be made here:
https://sites.google.com/view/linden-endowment-for-the-arts-/home

Discussions between the present Committee and Linden Lab about the future form of the LEA are ongoing, but it is anticipated that there will be a new organising committee when the AiR regions re-open.

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The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired.
See more at: http://lea-sl.org/

For more information, contact Saffia Widdershins and JMB Balogh.