Let’s Make A Battleship! Phyzion Releases 3D Battlship Creation App “Battleship Craft”

Phyzios [J] has released an iOS game application “Battleship Craft,” which uses its own particular physics engine.  Download is free.

“Battleship Craft” is a naval battle game which fuses the fun of manufacturing with real action.  Users use various weapons and block parts in the 3D space to build an original battleship and can engage in battle with other users.  The battleship’s actions use Phyzios’ particular physics engine, and real physical phenomenon such as buoyancy, water resistance, gravity, and so on, are replicated.  Depending on things like the method of fixing screws and the rudder, and the combination and arrangement of parts, the ship’s movements at sea, ebbing and flowing, speed, rotation, stamina, and the like, will change.  In “Battle Mode,” matching takes place via Ad Hoc or Game Center, and you can challenge users from all over the world in real time depending on what’s going on that morning or evening or whenever.  Furthermore, the background music in the game offered by the Marine Self Defense Force (Performance: Marine Self Defence Force Band) uses the marching songs “Battleship” and “ShikiShima Warship”

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Japanese Virtual World Anime Film Aims At Oscar

Are you interested in the virtual world and Japanese anime film? Then, let’s check the “Summer Wars”. “Summer wars” is a Japanese anime film released in 2009 summer in Japan. The screening has just begun in U.S.A. on December 24.


Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake…

via GKIDS.tv

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Summer Wars official North American website

Summer Wars official Japanese website [J]

A lot of elements are packed in this movie. 3D Virtual World(like Second Life), Japanese mobile internet, Avatar communication, Nintendo DS, Artificial intelligence, spoofing, Cyber-bullying, scenery of the Japanese country and big family.

This movie drew more than one million spectators in Japan, won a lot of awards. In addition, Summer Wars earns this year’s Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.

If you have iPhone or Android mobile, check these game apps based on the movie.

http://swkoikoi.indexweb.co.jp/s-wars.ap/ [J]

You can play the Hanafuda card game, “Koi Koi”, which appeared in the movie.

What’s Hanafuda? See Wikipedia, it is a Japanese playing card and your knowing Nintendo had been a company to make/sell it before game console.

サマーウォーズ スタンダード・エディション [Blu-ray]
Amazon Japan

US Amazon.com

Japanese April Fools’ Day Is 3D! 3D! 3D!

Blame Avatar’s hit on screen. Many of Japanese big portal showed great originality on April Fools’ Day. Half a day ahead to 3D services launch in USA.

The No.1 Yahoo! Japan announced their migration to 3D top page on Microsoft Silverlight technology.

No.4 portal (by visitors, according to the NetRatings 2007 research [J]) Nifty

No. 6 Goo‘s

and No.8 OCN.

Yahoo’s one is not a real 3D, but for other three, you only need one red-blue glass, which frame can be downloaded from any of those sites.

Bulletin Board colossus 2 channel also ran text 3D prank, half a day ahead to Google Docs 3D.

pixiv and Square-Enix are developing 3D CGM service

Square Enix and pixiv started the participation recruitment of “Party Castle“, a community site for creators, in illustration contribution site “pixiv” on 6th November. Square Enix is a leading game company. “Final Fantasy” and “Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest” are their popular computer role-playing game series.

It is 3D community aimed at making the fantasy world by user and Square Enix jointly. They offer the software with which a user can make 3D character and we can make characters as if we drew illustrations.

They have already carried out the character design contest about the three world of the Party Castle from 6th October and are carrying out the second of the contest. They will invite top performers to the Square Enix main office on the end of the contest and they will play Party Castle before the launch.

pixiv, which is a place of the recruitment, increased the number of the users smoothly and grew up to the mega site of 300 million PV a month. They have proposed some tie-up plans so far and generated illustrator Kulturkreis.

In addition, They opened site “drawr” in which they could made a illustration and a letter by handwriting on a Web browser and show them.

However, they do not yet establish the business model. Mr.Katagiri, pixiv CEO, says that a tie-up plan is just a plan to have a user enjoy it. This tie-up plan with Square Enix may be sake to heap up the community.

They are examining the user charging system for business but there are few people who spend money on web service in Japan, so a big wall may stand in front of them.

Japanese company rebuilds old Tokyo in Second Life

I have not seen a lot of crowd pleasers at the Virtual World Expo [ja] I attended last week but Second Coa‘s booth was actually a heavily frequented one.

The company did a great job in reconstructing Edo in Second Life. Edo is the old name for Tokyo.

I suggest you just have a look at Second Coa’s dedicated web page. In case you don’t have an account for Second Life, you can watch a video demonstration in English of the project (including more information on monetization, strategy etc.) here.

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