Sansar Product Meetups for Friday, Sept. 29th

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The in-world product meetups tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 29th) will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time/Sansar Time at Starry Stars & Stuff. Here’s the official announcement from Jenn.

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Sansar Contest Deadlines Reminder

This is just a reminder that the deadlines for both of the Sansar contests are coming soon!

Contest #1: Sansar’s Best Avatar Props

This contest is for the creators of the best avatar props in four categories:

  • Most Innovative
  • Best Hallowe’en Costume
  • Funniest
  • Most Fashionable

Winners will each receive an Oculus Rift + Touch bundle, plus a one-year Sansar Super Creator Subscription. Honourable mentions will each receive a one-year Sansar Creator Subscription.

How to enter:

  • List your avatar props in the Sansar Store by October 1st, 2017.
  • Set the price at no more than S$500 (you can update your pricing after the contest).
  • Send an email to creatorchallenge@sansar.com with “Creator Contest- Avatar Prop” as the subject line. Include the link to your Sansar Store item listing in the email body, and note which of the above categories you’re submitting the item for.

Here’s all the gory details of the Best Avatar Props contest.

Contest #2: Sansar’s Scariest Experiences

Linden Lab is looking for Sansar’s scariest experiences.

One grand prize winner will receive US$10,000, an Oculus Rift + Touch bundle and a one-year Sansar Super Creator Subscription. Three honourable mentions will each receive a one-year Sansar Creator Subscription.

How to enter:

  • Create a brand new experience or update a prior project to create a version in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween.
  • List your experience in the Sansar Atlas by October 15th, 2017.
  • Send an email to creatorchallenge@sansar.com with “Creator Contest – Sansar’s Scariest” as the subject line. Include the link to your experience in the Sansar Atlas.

And here’s all the gory details of Sansar’s Scariest Experience contest.

 

Sansar Creator Interview: Galen

I’ve already blogged a number of times about the Sansar creator named Galen and his wonderful scripted objects:

Well, over on the News One Channel blog, Mike J. Sutton (a.k.a. GranddadGotMojo) has interviewed Galen. Here’s a link to the entire interview.

A Peek at the Road Ahead: Features in the Next Two Releases of Sansar

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Photo by Ryan Hefner on Unsplash

Jenn, the Community Manager for Sansar, has posted to the official Sansar blog about some features Linden Lab expects to deliver in the next couple of releases of the software. This is a big deal! To my knowledge, this is the first time that Linden Lab has actually gone on record about upcoming features past the upcoming release.

So, what can we expect? The next release (expected at the end of September/beginning of October), will include the following features:

  • keyword searching of the Sansar Altas within the software client;
  • a new Featured tab for experiences picked by an editorial team;
  • new branding options in the Sansar Store;
  • improved item sorting in the Sansar Store;
  • desktop (non-VR) users will be able to pick up, carry, and throw objects.

And in the release after that (expected at the end of October/beginning of November), the following is promised:

  • searching for people (and adding friends) by name;
  • a new Events section in the Sansar Atlas;
  • changes that will make it easier to publish your experiences;
  • new references for Sansar’s controls in both desktop and VR mode.

To discuss these and other changes to Sansar, please feel free to join both the official and unofficial Sansar Discord channels! There’s a lot more people on the official Discord server, but the conversation is a bit more freewheeling on the unofficial server. Join either or both, it’s up to you! It’s the best way to stay informed as to what’s going on with Sansar!