Entertainment

Entertainment & leisure

Gaming

Multi-player 3D games have been around for over a decade: Doom was first released in 1993, Warcraft in 1994, Quake in 1996, among other early pioneers. Games (i.e., strictly MMORPGs) will not be covered in depth in this course; this page is a listing of some of the more popular.

World of Warcraft
“As a massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft enables thousands of players to come together online and battle against the world and each other. Players from across the globe can leave the real world behind and undertake grand quests and heroic exploits in a land of fantastic adventure.”
» http://www.worldofwarcraft.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

EverQuest
» http://everquest.station.sony.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Star Wars Galaxies
» http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Entropia Universe (formerly Project Entropia)
» http://www.entropiauniverse.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Eve Online
» http://www.eve-online.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Eternal Lands
» http://www.eternal-lands.com
See also Wikipedia entry at:
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Lands

Counter-Strike
» http://www.counter-strike.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Roma-Victor
» http://www.roma-victor.com

Crystal Space
“… a free (LGPL) and portable 3D Game Development Kit written in C++. It supports: true six degrees of freedom, colored lighting, lightmapped and stencil based lighting, shader support (CG, vertex programs, fragment programs, …), mipmapping, portals, mirrors, alpha transparency, reflective surfaces, 3D sprites (frame based or with skeletal animation using cal3d animation library), procedural textures, particle systems, halos, volumetric fog, scripting (using Python, Perl, Java, or potentially other languages), 16-bit and 32-bit display support, OpenGL, and software renderer, font support (also with freetype), hierarchical transformations, physics plugin based on ODE, …”
» http://www.crystalspace3d.org
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

PlaneShift
» http://www.planeshift.it
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Runescape
» http://www.runescape.com
[Link revisited and verified 12 January 2007]

Ultima Online
» http://www.uo.com
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

3D Murder Mystery
» http://www.murdermystery.com/vrml/
[Link revisited and verified 12 January 2007]

3D Games: a gallery of demonstrations (‘Basketball’, ‘Tic Tac Toe’, ‘Socoban 3D’, ‘Virtual Railway’, ‘Snake Puzzle’) from ParallelGraphics (with free downloads of all models).
» http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/showroom/games/
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

Dark Sun Online
» http://dso.zidev.com
» http://www.athas.org
See Wikipedia entry at:
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Sun
[Link verified and viewed 17 March 2007]

“I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”
—interactive 3D game based on the film of the same name. (Viscape)
» http://vwww.com/svrexamples/summer/index.htm
[Reported to be a dead link, 08/02/05]

Taj Mahal Puzzle (VRML)
“Build your very own Taj Mahal – click and play!”
» http://www.arnitec.com/vrml/tajpuzzle/test4.wrl
[Reported to be a dead link, 08/02/05]

Unclassified

Hockenheim Virtual Race Circuit (Viscape)
» http://openacademy.mindef.gov.sg/openacademy/Central/VR%20Files/VRT/race.SVR
[Link revisited and verified 12 January 2007]

Digital Party (Viscape)
» http://www.ipsden.u-net.com/digparty.html
[Link revisited and verified 12 January 2007]

Eden3110 (Viscape / ParaWorld)
» http://www.eden3110.com/EDEN/index.html

VR21: Virtual reality in the Twenty-First Century
— “simple interface enables you to create your free VR gateway to the www”
» http://www.vr21.com

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