Wednesday, April 30, 2008

TheoLabs: updates on TheoWorlds Builder v2

TheoWorlds Builder v2 (TheoSDK 2) - the next generation platform for building online games and avatar chat worlds (currently in development) - has been updated with new features:

  • Mouse support. Now you can use the mouse to move your character around.
  • Path finding algorithm. Calculates the shortest walk path for the characters. Supports elevations ("hills") and collision detection (avoiding obstacles like other characters).
  • Chatting. Avatars can now exchange text messages.
  • Avatar bots. Characters that are controlled by computer. In this example they randomly walk around the map and chat.
Here is the link that demonstrates those features:

Check the blog posts for other updates on this project.

For those who are interested in this product, but don't want to wait for the release, check TheoAvatar SDK and TheoSDK - our existing platforms for creating online games and multi-user 3D chats like TheoAvatar in Flash. Both come with Map Editor, source code and documentation.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Save paper - send e-cards!

Today is the Earth Day and we got a great tip for you - use e-cards instead of traditional mail cards. You will save trees and money on stamps!

We created our own Earth Day e-card (see the image) - fell free to send it around and help rise awareness. To create your own free e-cards, for any occasions, go to:

Check other e-cards created by (Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day) at:

Friday, April 04, 2008 gets the Adobe Site of the Day award. The 5th time!

We were just awarded the Adobe Site of the Day for our Virtual Cake Decorator eCard.

It's our 5th SOD award for the past 2.5 years. The previous four awards were also for our interactive ecards:

We've been licensing these ecards to our clients, and the results are very positive. It's an out-of-the-box viral marketing campaign than can be set up in 24 hours!

Find more about licensing our award-winning ecards here:

We are also developing custom ecards, so feel free to contact us if you need one!

- Sergei