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Open Cobalt

free metaverse browser and toolkit

You may download Cobalt alpha at the above site.

Foundational Technology: Cobalt is built using Croquet, an open source software development environment for creating collaborative 3D applications that run on multiple operating systems.

The project blog:

Cobalt is an emerging open source multi-platform application that facilitates group communication and helps people do collaborative work within interlinked virtual worlds. It is being built by individual software contributors and volunteers.

The Cobalt Ning:

Thanks to Max Borders for introducing us to Cobalt.

Croquet - Description and Derivation

Croquet is a powerful new open source software development environment for creating and deploying deeply collaborative multi-user online applications on multiple operating systems and devices. Derived from Squeak, it features a peer-based network architecture that supports communication, collaboration, resource sharing, and synchronous computation between multiple users on multiple devices. Using Croquet, software developers can create and link powerful and highly collaborative cross-platform multi-user 2D and 3D applications and simulations - making possible the distributed deployment of very large scale, richly featured and interlinked virtual environments.
February 3, 2009; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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