Forbidden City Sim

October 16th, 2008 by Crusader

TechCrunch mentioned a Torque-based virtual world from IBM that replicates China’s Forbidden City:

The principal goal of the project is to provide the means for a worldwide audience to celebrate and explore Chinese culture and history. As an IBM Corporate Citizenship project, the project marries world-class subject matter with world-class technology innovation. It is a premiere showcase of IBM’s leadership in virtual worlds and cultural preservation.

The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time is the world’s first online virtual world dedicated to a country’s cultural heritage. This is presented as a three-dimensional replica of the square-kilometer palace grounds called The Virtual Forbidden City. The project partners’ goal was to create an experience that is as authentic as possible by being true to important Chinese principles of balance and harmony.

While exploring, you can create an avatar and play Go.

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One Response to “Forbidden City Sim”

  1. dabeowulf Says:

    principle of balance and harmony by superior firepower, eh?
    World-class subject matter indeed.

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