The RocketOn guys are still in Beta but doing cool things already. PaymentGuy likes the idea of parallel virtual worlds and the platform approach. Read the PR here
http://hosted-communications.tmcnet.com/topics/broadband-comm/articles/38710-rocketon-teams-with-animax-develop-virtual-worlds.htm "RocketOn & Animax Partner on Virtual World Creation; Industry leaders team up on parallel virtual worlds"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- September 2008 -- RocketOn, Inc., creator of the Parallel Virtual World Platform, and Animax Entertainment, an Emmy-winning multiplatform entertainment studio, today announced at the Virtual Worlds Conference in Los Angeles, their strategic partnership to co-develop parallel virtual worlds.
RocketOn will benefit from Animax’s expertise in creating high quality animated content and from its relationships with major brands, media networks & movie studios. Animax and its clients will have access to RocketOn’s Parallel Virtual World Platform™ and authoring system, making it easy to rapidly deploy virtual spaces, avatars and games across any website.
“RocketOn is a great way to launch and manage parallel virtual worlds,” says Michael Bellavia, CEO of Animax. “It enables us to create rich browser-based, virtual environments anywhere on the web without a user download. In a matter of weeks, we can literally build out a virtual space, deploy it on a website and populate it with content.” RocketOn manages the entire platform, including integrating the content, running the servers, and providing billing, e-commerce, analytics, maintenance and customer support. Animax’s team would determine the strategic implementation, develop the marketing plan and produce the creative.