We are very excited to announce the release of KataSpace; a WebGL/HTML5 frontend to Sirikata based a multiuser 3D environment. This application allows you to build things like a MMO or Second Life style virtual world and deploy it on any web page where it can can be visited by anyone running a modern web browser (including the one on your smartphone or iPad).
We are not fully there yet but for now those of you on a computer can visit our KataSpace sample environment at: http://kataspace.sirikata.com/
The rest of you can get a flavor from this screenshot:
We see our work as being part of larger rolling upgrade of the web; usually talked about under the umbrella term HTML5. With the release of Kataspace we are adding full multiuser 3D capability to the already exciting list of upgrades. And releasing all our code under the liberal BSD open source license we are hoping to help kickstart this next paradigm.
KataSpace is based on the efforts of the Sirikata open source community which Katalabs is an active participant in. We want to see it continue to grow and flourish out in the open which is why we are putting the KataSpace code and art assets under the Sirikata umbrella. Over at the Sirikata blog you will find a more technical introduction to KataSpace and information on how to get involved. We hope you do!