Tutsy Navarathna’s Double Award-Winning Machinima at SL12B

Tutsy Navarathna’s machinimas never fail to amaze me. The latest, MetaPhore, exceeds any I’ve seen before and received awards at both the University of Western Australia in Second Life’s MachinimUWA VII competition and on the same day, was winner of the SciFi Film Festival’s Screen my Short award.

You can see it at SL12B by teleporting to maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL12B%20Wonderous/98/180/22. Upon rezzing you’ll see five chairs. Sit in one of them and the chair will carry you into the viewing area, where you can watch the machinima.

You can also watch it on Vimeo (vimeo.com/110111415)or YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zby0oM5xqaE).

Like all of Tutsy Navarathna’s machinimas, MetaPhore is filmed exquisitely. You’ll find some still frames from it below. I won’t give away the plot here, but it’s a love story, said to be based on a true story, with a twist that anyone who’s spent any amount of time in virtual worlds will recognize as plausible. If you don’t see it at SL12B, be sure to watch it on Vimeo or YouTube. It’s worth watching.

Second Life’s 12th birthday bash starts next weekend

In recent years my focus has been more on OpenSim than Second Life, but I’m looking forward to next week’s SL12B Community Celebration.  It opens on Sunday June 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday June 28.  You can see photos of SL12B on flickr. I spent the last year working mostly alone in an OpenSim virtual world I was building for a client.  With that behind me, returning to SL and taking part in SL12B will be almost like returning from a isolated mountain cabin to the bustling life of New York City or Paris. I’m looking forward to it and will be reporting from SL12B with lots of photos.