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Historic Multi User Worlds Software
Worlds Chat and AlphaWorld

Early Shots o
f Worlds Chat and AlphaWorld (May to September 1995)

Ron Britvich's design notes for AlphaWorld
(and Active Worlds) (from early 1995)

Roland Vilett's Retirement Party
(May 31, 2002)

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See Also:

Mauz's excellent Active Worlds History pages

Worlds Inc homepage

Active Worlds homepage

Contact Consortium projects in Active Worlds

DigitalSpace Projects in Active Worlds

Bruce Damer and Stuart Gold's writing about AlphaWorld and Active Worlds

See also Aine's links to the history of AlphaWorld,Worlds Inc, and Active Worlds

Maze War, a multi user 3D game, played in the 1970s at Xerox PARC and later on D-Machines networks, this could be one of the first "avatar" 3D environments

Finite State Fantasies and the story ESCAPE, a comic book by Rich Didday shows one of the earliest visions for avatars, back in 1976.

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