Someone posted the following YouTube video to the Sansar section of the new VirtualVerse.one forums (formerly known as SLUniverse):
The video description states:
This Halloween you get to scare us! We’re teaming up with Project Sansar to showcase awesome user generated content that is in the VR horror world. Built in the spirit of social VR worlds like Second Life (?) and VRChat, here you can construct your very own land of terror. Winners will be on the ground floor of the hotel and we’ll be playing them! Now it says VR, but don’t worry, you don’t need VR in order to do any of this. Download Sansar for free, join the Scary Game Squad hub, and get to creating!
Now, I do not consider Second Life “social VR” (since you can’t experience it in a VR headset), but that’s a minor quibble with the announcement.
The contest runs between now and Oct. 31st. The 10 winners will get 1,000 Sansar dollars and will have their experiences directly linked to this scary hotel experience. You must include the hashtag #SGS in the Sansar experience title, so that the Scary Game Squad knows it’s a contest entry.
The Scary Game Squad (founded by gamer and comedian Jesse Cox, who has almost a million YouTube subscribers to his videos) is a group that exists to play scary games. It makes perfect sense for them to team up with Sansar to promote a scary experience contest! Hopefully, we will get a lot of creative—and scary!—entries.
This is a Hallowe’en experience created by CyberDan. You appear to be in a deserted hotel in the country. The front desk and lobby are deserted. It’s hard to take pictures in this experience because it’s so dimly lit! (It appears brighter when visited when wearing a VR headset.)
The experience’s music adds to the air of mystery and menace. As you explore the hotel, watch out!
Experience link: Dearest Auntie
Today Draxtor Despres led us all on a tour of the newly-redecorated 114 Harvest, and then we visited two Hallowe’en-themed Sansar experiences:
- Spinnervale by Debi Baskerville, and
- Trick or Treat by Solas and SIN.
Unfortunately, we all crashed out of Trick or Treat, and I decided to just watch Drax’s livestream instead of logging back into Sansar.
Here is Drax’s livestream:
And here is Strawberry’s livestream:
Haunted Castle is a Hallowe’en experience created by MB Robonaught, who is perhaps best known for her Kustom Klassics line of Second Life vehicles. You find yourself in a dimly-lit series of corridors inside a stone castle, with mice scurrying along the floor at your feet.
A restless ghost wanders the hallways. Keep exploring the castle rooms until you discover who this ghostly woman is!
Solas and SIN teamed up to create this fun Hallowe’en experience! Grab your free trick-or-treat basket from the Sansar Store and hit the houses on this street!
Hey Guys & Ghouls,
Solas & I are proud to present a fun Trick or Treat Experience (great in both VR & Desktop):
YOUR LIMO AWAITS -> https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/sin/trick-or-treat
As the evening draws near and the light disappears,
Take to the street with anticipation of fear,
Go door to door asking for delights,
Not knowing the dangers that dwell in the night.
HINT: ~Find your way through the Crypt to join our Spooky Halloween Party~
Galen has been busy! He says:
Jasmine and I have been working most of our waking hours this past month to bring out our best contributions to the Halloween contest. I split my time between Alfy’s (Subway Nightmare) and Jasmine’s “Miner Difficulties”:
Jasmine is a storyteller. She follows up her award-winning Through the Waterfall experience with this second story and really hits it out of the park with an excellent build and a concept that is both whimsical and blood-curdling.
I am not going to say anything about this experience (beyond posting a photo of the initial scene above) and I am going to ask you to just go and see it for yourself. Jasmine and Galen have outdone themselves here! Excellent work and excellent narrative! This is one of the best immersive Sansar experiences that I have ever visited! This is definitely a contender for Sansar’s Scariest Experience contest, the deadline of which is today.
I first heard about this experience yesterday and I put it on my checklist of places to explore today. You arrive in a small, candle-lit entrance hall, where you are greeted by the butler’s voice, who welcomes you to the mysterious mansion. You pass through the doors and immediately enter into a large arched room with a grand staircase leading to the second floor. It is pouring rain outside, and the occasional flashes of lightning illuminate the dimly-lit interior.
While there, I was pleased to see Inara Pey! She was also exploring the house; we were the only two people there. She and I traded notes about the secrets of the rambling old house.
She reported that, in desktop mode, some parts of the mansion were so dark that she could not navigate them. I also noticed (when I switched to desktop mode to chat with her) that the house seemed darker than in VR mode. I did find a staircase that led to the house’s basement, but it was so dark (even in the VR headset) that once I was down there, I could not find my way back upstairs and I had to re-teleport into the experience from the Sansar Atlas in order to re-orient myself.
You can pick up multiple objects in this experience (Inara told me about a book and a skull she had found, but I could not find them). Look for the hidden passageway!
Be sure to visit and explore The House of Woe, created by Nick the Brain Guy.