Randy Firebrand surfs at Aloha Beach

Aloha! Time to go surfing, dude

Aloha Beach is not just a sim for surfing – it’s an interestingly decorated sim for surfing and having some fun. The atmosphere is a lazy, relaxed one, as a surfing beach should be, but one can see that details in the region’s landscape are carefully thought of, which turns the place into a very…

SL15B's Cake Stage

SL celebrates: 15 years and counting

Second Life is arriving to an impressive milestone in this fast-changing world: on June 23, it will be 15 years since it was officially released by Linden Lab. The world – and the tech environment, as well as the internet cartography – has changed significantly since then, but, with a series of transformations, the platform…

Ricco trapped in a coffin

6 curious ways to die in Second Life

Death in Second Life is a particular experience: in many cases, it may result in great fun. One of the great advantages of SL for that matter is that avatars can always be brought back to life. In my early days in the virtual world, I used to enjoy jumping from the sky and seeing…

Water Garden skybox: wooden windows and concrete

Will we ever be modern (or contemporary) again?

When I first joined Second Life, more than a decade ago, there was a lot of talk about experimenting with architecture in the world created by Linden Lab. Back then, builders used to carry out their projects by using the old system of prims available in world – and it was more or less expected…