Friday, February 6, 2009

Club Cooee Releases Slick 3D Messenger In Open Beta (Grab An Invite)

Stefan from Kaiserlautern's Club Cooee was nice enough to reach out to PG & Team about this new 3d chat platform. Here is what TechCrunch as to say about this impressive new 3d chat world. In PG's opinion, it makes IMVI look kinda dated. Great work and good luck Stefan and Team:

"German startup Club Cooee has launched its 3D instant messaging service in private beta, and it doesn’t disappoint. The service is a hybrid between traditional instant messengers like AIM and 3D social networks like Second Life, allowing users to converse in chat bubbles while using their 3D avatars to express emotions, and can also share photos and links visually. ... "The application is very sleek, sporting an intuitive interface and quick, good looking graphics. Each user can customize the appearance of their 3D avatar to their liking by modifying both their physical appearance and purchasing in-game outfits using Club Cooee credits. Players can converse either in private chats or as groups, and can meet in a number of public rooms designed to look like virtual restaurants and meeting places. Each player is also given a room that they can spruce up using a variety of in-game items, like televisions (which will be able to show YouTube videos) and furniture.

HERE is the Good Payment Stuff ... well, kinda the same old same old so far ...

"To monetize, the site will allow users to buy extra credits to purchase virtual goods, and will also offer premium services for a fee. Founder Alexander Jorias says that the service is also planning to generate revenue with a number of B2B partners, and that little, if any money will come from standard advertising."

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