Palm Desert, CA&New York, February 28, 2011– Free-to-play virtual world Next Island (NextIsland.com), today announced that it will be presenting at the DEMO Spring 2011 conference, which began today in Palm Desert, California.
The focus of the DEMO presentation will be on Next Island's huge growth potential, current traction in the marketplace, real cash in-game economy and the depth of gameplay and story which draws gamers to the platform.
A new Ancient Greece destination allows player to explore a new realm with their existing avatars. "The release of time travel offers something for everyone. Avatars can work cooperatively to solve time travel quests or work to corner the virtual economy and earn real cash,” said David Post, Founder, Next Island.“Players will be amazed when they see the Parthenon, Mount Olympus and other locations."
Throughout the Next Island world, avatars can go on quests, craft virtual items, set up shops, hunt, swim, and explore. Players can visit music venues like Club Neverdie, take in the comedy at Carolines, audition for the upcoming virtual reality show Avatarette, and new content is constantly being added.
About Next Island:
Next Island is a free-to-download and free-to-play virtual world developed on the Entropia Universe platform. Founded in New York by David Post and developed by Neverdie Studios, Next Island attracts casual online gamers and passionate MMOG players alike with its unique blend of gameplay, story and real cash economy. For more information please go to NextIsland . com or follow us on Twitter @nextisland.
About MindArk&Entropia Universe:
Entropia Universe is an expanding entity of interoperable 3D virtual worlds based on the proprietary Entropia Platform. Each virtual world takes the form of a planet(s) within the virtual Entropia Universe. The Entropia Platform contains full support for secure micro-transactions in real-time, rich media viewing, transactions with real and virtual items, MMOG entertainment and social interaction between global participants. Its virtual currency, the PED, has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the US dollar. Commercially launched in 2003, MindArk’s first world, Planet Calypso, has been generating profit since 2004 and it has today over 900,000 registered accounts from over 200 territories.
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David Post, Founder