2016-03-03 00:00:00 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO - March 3, 2016 - Linden Lab®, the creators of Second Life® and Project Sansar™, today announced two significant milestones for Blocksworld®, the popular free build-and-play app for iPad: real money redemptions for eligible creators and an iPhone version.
Blocksworld makes it fun and easy for kids and adults to create unique 3D models, playable games, and interactive worlds using virtual blocks and drag-and-drop controls. Players can publish their creations for others around the world to enjoy, and they can sell the models they build in an in-app marketplace for Blocksworld coins. To date, Blocksworld players have published more than 2.7 million creations, and more than 700,000 player-created models are currently for sale in the marketplace.
The Blocksworld coins that creators earn can be used to purchase additional content within the app, including themed building sets and models. Now, eligible Blocksworld creators will also be able to redeem Blocksworld coins for real money.
“We believe people should be able to profit from their virtual creations, and we have a history of successfully enabling this,” said Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab. “We’ve allowed redemptions with Second Life for many years, and last year alone, creators redeemed $60 million from the virtual economy. Blocksworld players have shown an incredible level of creativity, and we’re pleased to be able to reward that by now offering redemptions to eligible creators.”
Additionally, Blocksworld is now available for iPhone as well as iPad. Players will enjoy the same functionality on either platform, and in the near future, Blocksworld creations will also be playable on the Web. These expansions will make it even easier for players to share their favorite Blocksworld worlds for others to enjoy and will allow creators to reach even larger audiences.
About Linden Lab
Founded in 1999, Linden Lab is best known as the creator of Second Life®, the largest-ever 3D virtual world filled entirely by the creations of its users. In 2013, the company expanded its product portfolio with Blocksworld®, a lighthearted build-and-play system for kids and grownups alike. The company is currently developing a new platform for virtual experiences, code-named Project Sansar™, which will democratize VR as a creative medium.
For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit LindenLab.com.