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Metaplace (Browser)

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Browser version

Metaplace Browser The welcome screen nicely describes the three things Metaplace was designed for.

The welcome screen nicely describes the three things Metaplace was designed for.

Metaplace Browser As usual, there's a myriad of options to design your alter ego after yourself - or even better looking.

As usual, there's a myriad of options to design your alter ego after yourself - or even better looking.

Metaplace Browser This is what you get when clicking on "me".

This is what you get when clicking on "me".

Metaplace Browser A fresh member profile.

A fresh member profile.

Metaplace Browser My avatar even has a kind of paper doll inventory.

My avatar even has a kind of paper doll inventory.

Metaplace Browser This green furry alien is called a meep - and he already knows my name. Scary.

This green furry alien is called a meep - and he already knows my name. Scary.

Metaplace Browser White-on-yellow arrow teleporters are the doors to your friends' or enemies' worlds.

White-on-yellow arrow teleporters are the doors to your friends' or enemies' worlds.

Metaplace Browser Let's try building our own world. In the beginning it's boring...

Let's try building our own world. In the beginning it's boring...

Metaplace Browser ...but the possibilities are endless, as this example shows.

...but the possibilities are endless, as this example shows.

Metaplace Browser First things first, size does matter in this game.

First things first, size does matter in this game.

Metaplace Browser There's a bunch of tiles available already, but I wanna import my own grass that's just how I like it: chemically green.

There's a bunch of tiles available already, but I wanna import my own grass that's just how I like it: chemically green.

Metaplace Browser After having sowed my personal green, I'm playing around with the height of the terrain, so neighbours can not spy me when I take a naked sunbath.

After having sowed my personal green, I'm playing around with the height of the terrain, so neighbours can not spy me when I take a naked sunbath.

Metaplace Browser Browsing the object list, there's not many things that are missing.

Browsing the object list, there's not many things that are missing.

Metaplace Browser Those objects that are missing can be bought in the marketplace.

Those objects that are missing can be bought in the marketplace.

Metaplace Browser Growing my newly-bought puppy until it will expel every intruder at first sight.

Growing my newly-bought puppy until it will expel every intruder at first sight.

Metaplace Browser This is the most important thing in the world builder: The behavior tool.

This is the most important thing in the world builder: The behavior tool.

Metaplace Browser Let's give my welcome sign a tooltip message...

Let's give my welcome sign a tooltip message...

Metaplace Browser ...success. Okay I could have been a little more inventive.

...success. Okay I could have been a little more inventive.

Metaplace Browser Choosing the right background will give your small newbie world the feeling of vastness.

Choosing the right background will give your small newbie world the feeling of vastness.

Metaplace Browser Now that my world looks a bit like Tiananmen Square in 1989, I'm convinced of this powerful tool.

Now that my world looks a bit like Tiananmen Square in 1989, I'm convinced of this powerful tool.

Metaplace Browser The exploring part starts best in this view - there's a world for every taste.

The exploring part starts best in this view - there's a world for every taste.

Metaplace Browser I decided to check out the official content. First thing I'm learning is about the implemented questing system.

I decided to check out the official content. First thing I'm learning is about the implemented questing system.

Metaplace Browser And now I've scored my first quest, nothing special, just a little vacation.

And now I've scored my first quest, nothing special, just a little vacation.

Metaplace Browser This is the player interaction menu. Somehow I don't feel like hugging today, meeping this lady sounds more fun.

This is the player interaction menu. Somehow I don't feel like hugging today, meeping this lady sounds more fun.

Metaplace Browser But first, let's play some two-player games.

But first, let's play some two-player games.

Metaplace Browser Made a match in this Memory variant.

Made a match in this Memory variant.

Metaplace Browser The good old Tic Tac Toe makes its appearance...

The good old Tic Tac Toe makes its appearance...

Metaplace Browser ...and it's still good for a little fun in between.

...and it's still good for a little fun in between.

Metaplace Browser In this game I have to collect medallions until I can't carry any more...

In this game I have to collect medallions until I can't carry any more...

Metaplace Browser ...then deliver them fast to the game master.

...then deliver them fast to the game master.

Metaplace Browser Playing a round of Jacks! where I have to click the given number of little jacks before the red ball has fallen down.

Playing a round of Jacks! where I have to click the given number of little jacks before the red ball has fallen down.

Metaplace Browser The world builder can be used for building adventures, too. This is a version of Jack the Ripper.

The world builder can be used for building adventures, too. This is a version of Jack the Ripper.

Metaplace Browser Yippieh, I unveiled a Youtube video.

Yippieh, I unveiled a Youtube video.

Metaplace Browser What does this hint actually mean?

What does this hint actually mean?

Metaplace Browser I found HIS tools, I just hope HE doesn't want them back...

I found HIS tools, I just hope HE doesn't want them back...

Metaplace Browser Level up !  I scored some money, a new ability, and a new pair of jeans.

Level up ! I scored some money, a new ability, and a new pair of jeans.

Metaplace Browser This funny game is called Zoo Escape. I'll have to guide my pet safely over several highways to win.

This funny game is called Zoo Escape. I'll have to guide my pet safely over several highways to win.

Metaplace Browser But quite frankly, this is NOT easy.

But quite frankly, this is NOT easy.

Metaplace Browser And on the horizon, he saw the retirement grounds of the brave players who completed Zoo escape.

And on the horizon, he saw the retirement grounds of the brave players who completed Zoo escape.

Metaplace Browser World builders can hide golden eggs in their worlds to lure other players in.

World builders can hide golden eggs in their worlds to lure other players in.

Metaplace Browser I found a golden egg. Okay, found is the wrong word, it jumped in my face.

I found a golden egg. Okay, found is the wrong word, it jumped in my face.

Metaplace Browser Metaword makes me build words from a bunch of randomly generated letters.

Metaword makes me build words from a bunch of randomly generated letters.

Metaplace Browser This game has me squash the spiders that want to eat my seedlings, ...

This game has me squash the spiders that want to eat my seedlings, ...

Metaplace Browser ...then care for my growing plants to produce seeds, and...

...then care for my growing plants to produce seeds, and...

Metaplace Browser ...finally harvest the seeds for many experience points and money.

...finally harvest the seeds for many experience points and money.

Metaplace Browser Okay, those who don't know the original game's title should swiftly get back to their Wii or something.

Okay, those who don't know the original game's title should swiftly get back to their Wii or something.

Metaplace Browser Tetris goes everywhere, every time, and every place.

Tetris goes everywhere, every time, and every place.

Metaplace Browser Geo Quest is a geographical knowledge game, where the player...

Geo Quest is a geographical knowledge game, where the player...

Metaplace Browser ...has to guess city locations on a world map. I chose a screenshot where I didn't fail in the baddest kind of way.

...has to guess city locations on a world map. I chose a screenshot where I didn't fail in the baddest kind of way.

Metaplace Browser This game is called Ant Farm, but you won't see too many ants.

This game is called Ant Farm, but you won't see too many ants.

Metaplace Browser Instead, it is a matching game where you have to rotate four blocks to create diamonds.

Instead, it is a matching game where you have to rotate four blocks to create diamonds.

Metaplace Browser Meep Asplode sounds like fun, but...

Meep Asplode sounds like fun, but...

Metaplace Browser ...I couldn't find a second player to play with me, sniff.

...I couldn't find a second player to play with me, sniff.

Metaplace Browser Remember that quest from screenshots # 23? Good, it is completed now.

Remember that quest from screenshots # 23? Good, it is completed now.

Metaplace Browser Will Wright is a game dedicated to Wheelwright. Err, or was it the other way round?

Will Wright is a game dedicated to Wheelwright. Err, or was it the other way round?

Metaplace Browser However, this game is a color matching puzzler for people with good eyes.

However, this game is a color matching puzzler for people with good eyes.

Metaplace Browser Hunting some undead Meeps with fireballs.

Hunting some undead Meeps with fireballs.

Metaplace Browser Those undead Meeps can kill you, so you can stay on that graveyard without feeling misplaced.

Those undead Meeps can kill you, so you can stay on that graveyard without feeling misplaced.

Metaplace Browser This game is called Metaspace and is a multi-player space shooter.

This game is called Metaspace and is a multi-player space shooter.

Metaplace Browser A puzzle game called "Teenage Daughter's Bedroom". As the name suggests, you'll have to move a myriad of things to make your way through the level.

A puzzle game called "Teenage Daughter's Bedroom". As the name suggests, you'll have to move a myriad of things to make your way through the level.