2018 PEOPLE: EVENTS: EDU: Social games for social VR: A virtual match game

Social games for social VR: A virtual match gameVideo of a social game in virtual worlds.  Suggestions for using social games like this in virtual worlds and other social VR.Watch on YouTubeEvery Thursday, Catboy hosts his version of the Match Game in Second LifeThe show starts at 5 pm California time, But you can come to the preshow, starting about half an hour earlierThe location is:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chodron/90/42/42Needed for social games on the internetThe key to understanding any kind of social VR:  It is all about peopleThe tech is just needed to support people getting together.Virtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsSocial VR: Virtual worlds or and least virtual places that support social activities.A format that stimulates social interaction.  Avatars with established identities.Clear transmission of voices.Avatars able to move around and take actions relevant to the social activities.The general experience is similar to what we are used to in “real” places.Some people may prefer the binocular experience of a head-mounted display (HMD). Others may not tolerate the HMD for the length of time typical in social interactions.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingIMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting CalendarHYPERGRID EVENTSEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsOpenSimWorld EventsEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersPromotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’emSelby’s daily events and news collection:  Virtual worlds are real Selby’s YouTube Channel-OSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Virtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog********************************************************* *************************Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next few decades. The game featured contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions, with the object being to match answers given by celebrity panelists. If you want a better idea of the items and operation of the game:Many episodes of Match Game are available on YouTubeAdvantages of the virtual match gameMany of the items are comedy lines, with the blank replacing the key term.Anyone in the audience can coach the contestant after the panel responds.Humor comes from the way the audience recreates the joke.Preparing items requires only a source of jokes.There are no facts to check.Could we play social games in a web-world?Yes.  Some features are not yet implemented, but could be available if needed.Web-worlds could have a large number in the audience if the are just watching.The number of voice-participants might be limited.Too many voices would be chaos.Could the social game model work in education?Many social games involve asking questions.That is one of the main activities I recall from school.Not just on tests.  In class the teacher asked questions as part of the class activity.The class questions would expose students who had not studied the assignment.  Negative incentive.  Not really good psychology. Sometimes teachers used positive incentive, asking questions of the whole class.When students could volunteer to answer, it was much like a social game.  The needed technology may not be available right now.But that is just a matter of software development.  RelatedArticles in this blog about social activities in virtual worlds*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office.My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you don’t see me:Check the bulletin board near the chairs–I may be in another roomClick the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to go to another room. We can also visit WebWorldz, a professionally-built world. Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worlds are small and run in a browser with nothing else installed.Full virtual worlds are big and need extra software installed. Entertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Videos from virtual worldsSelby’s YouTube ChannelFree video resources for virtual worlds: Screen capture beyond FRAPSSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesCommunities virtual worlds G+Radio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpOpenSim free resources–legalIMA best practices   How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worlds   Virtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/zone into Google search to get your time Articles in this blogAbout educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout businessOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid (Install your own HG)-What is “Virtual Outworlding” and how can you use it? KeywordsI publish 5 or 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweekFor more, follow Selby Evans in Google+What do we do in Virtual Worlds? Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left (in Chrome) –or:Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms Annotated screen shots made with JingSecond Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. Ads are from Google.Selby Evans in Kitely, Thinkerer Melville in Second LifeLauren is funny

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