by Pixeleen Mistral on 05/12/10 at 11:14 pm
Metaversum GmbH promotes virtual sex – urges players to "get laid"
The Twinity virtual world newsletter and web site are now playing the cybersex card hard – a turnabout after several years of relatively tame promotional efforts. Is this a cry of desperation for population – or a keen understanding the core audience?
Whatever the motivation, Metaversum begins by stroking the libidios of amorously inclined avatars with a suggested visit to "Flo’s Winter Love Shop" for some romantic couple animations. I’m sure that there are those that will enjoy this, although the animation pictured appears to be a Dracula-like character choking a white haired woman – perhaps a leftover from Halloween?
After setting the mood, the next stop is the less than coy "Get Laid shop" to pick up the new sex animations and beds now available in the Twinity virtual world. Unfortunately there are no illustrations of the Get Laid shop animations in the newsletter or web site, so how Dracula and his special friend get their freak on in Twinity is left to the imagination.
It is too early to know if Twinity’s latest promotion will succeed, but one can easily imagine Linden Lab keeping a close eye on this approach – although it seems unlikely that the Lab would promote Stroker Serpentine’s wares directly.