Twinity is a virtual world that allows you to explore 3D environments. The game started its open beta in late 2009 and originally focused on recreating real world cities with the likes of Berlin, London, New York and Singapore.
In the game players take control of their own Twinizens and are able to explore an impressive game and make friends with other players. While the original focus was on realistic replicas of real world cities the game has slowly begun to develop more fantasy style environments and competing with the most popular virtual world of them all, Second Life.
One of the most fun aspects of Twinity is the Photofit when creating a new avatar. This Photofit system works by allowing players to upload a photo of themselves and then having an avatar created to look like the photo. This system is surprisingly accurate and allows you to more easily place yourself within the game environment. Players can then use this avatar and pair it with the real name to live out an alternative life experience or create an entirely new alter ego of themselves.
Just like most other virtual worlds a large amount of the content in the game is generated by users. Many of the Twinizens in the game devote much of their game time to creating new products, clothing, shops and clubs. By creating your own content or participating in events players can earn the currency of Twinity which is Globals. Globals are used for everything in the game world from purchasing clothes, to furnishing your virtual apartment.
Twinity is a nice alternative to Second Life and in general seems more welcoming and friendly to new players (whereas Second Life can be somewhat overwhelming).
- A free to play 3D virtual world.
- Plenty of people to meet and places to visit.
- Unlock achievements while you play.
- Use the Photofit feature to place your own face on your avatar.
- Great focus on user generated content.
Review Platform: PC