News from Active Worlds

Courtesy of Flagg

Active Worlds Amusement Ride contest:  Using the latest 4.1 features it is now easier than ever to create amusement rides in Active Worlds for you and your friends.  With this in mind, we have decided to bring you the first Active Worlds Ride contest.  Similar to the V4 Building contest, each contestant will receive one plot in the “Rides4Us” world to build and create in.  Each contestant can build one ride that will be judged by AWI staff and the greater Active Worlds community.  We will start handing out plots after the release of the newsletter and the contest will close on April 1st with voting beginning on the 2nd.  Only one ride per plot.  

Contact to enter. - First place will receive $250.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe, Second Place will receive $100.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe and Third Place will receive $50.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe.

The Active Worlds Movie Contest 2: Extended!  Think you have what it takes to make your own movies? Think you can do better than the movies from the last contest? Well now is your chance to show it and become an Active Worlds Star in the process. Both stories and commercials can be submitted. Submissions will be viewable in AWVote and the community can begin voting for their favorite creator on April 2nd. The only rules are that your movie/video must be 90% filmed in the Active Worlds Universe, can not have been submitted in a previous Active Worlds contest, and all movies must conform to Active Worlds content guidelines.

Please send your submissions to and please make sure your movies are in wmv format. First place will receive a P-50/20 with tourist access and VoIP enabled. Second place will receive a P-30/10 with tourist access. Third place will receive a P-10/5. All prizes will be good for 6 months.

The Active Worlds Look to the Sky contest: One of Active Worlds' many great features is the wonderful, unique skies world owners can create and use. Well, we wanted to push your creative talents in hopes you’d create some of the greatest skies the Active Worlds Universe has ever seen.  You delivered and we appreciate it.  Now it’s time for the judging to begin.  Till March 31st you can now vote for your favorite sky in AWVote. - First place will receive $250.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe, Second Place will receive $100.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe, and Third Place will receive $50.00 credit towards future purchases and renewals within the Active Worlds Universe.

All submissions will be made available to the community at the end of the contest and prizes are not redeemable for cash.  First Place will be chosen by the Active Worlds community through voting in AWVote.  Second and Third place will be chosen by a Judging Panel made up of Active Worlds staff and select Community Representatives.

New letter mask textures available in AW - Your favorite building world now has a new set of letter textures.  Thanks to the hard work of Citizen “Syntax” we are proud to make this latest update to AlphaWorld path.

AW@War is back! - Come join us for the return of one of the original Active Worlds click-fests. Currently still in testing, AW@War will open every Friday night at 11pm VRT. When testing is complete prizes will be available on a weekly basis.  We currently have solo and team war games and are adding more options every week.  With a live DJ’ing provided by The Edge Radio and AWI staff on hand, playing war has never been so much fun.

Citizens cast your vote! - The "AWVote" world has re-opened. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on ongoing contests, ideas and activities.

PAV Approved vendors:  PAV Vendors are going strong!  You must have seen those select users running around with own custom avatars.  Well you can have one too.  Just contact Robbie or SistaAvs for more information.

Robbie –

SistaAvs -

Looking for Volunteers:  We are currently working on many new and exciting projects in the Active Worlds Universe and could use some volunteers with expertise in objects, textures, avatars, seqs and bots.  If you would like to volunteer your assistance and have skills in any of these areas please e-mail

Active Worlds Banners and Buttons - We are currently working on several Banners and Buttons you can use to link to or represent Active Worlds. Eventually we will have a page and world you can download these and others from, but until that time you can get them right here at

Citizenship Referral Program – Starting December 1st. Active Worlds will be trying a new referral program to reward citizens who are helping us grow. When a new customer registers they will have the option of entering the Citizen Name of the person who referred them to Active Worlds. Once the new customer has been registered in Active Worlds for more than two months the Citizen that referred them will receive a free month of Citizenship.

Active Worlds Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary of the Meeting at Transcend: It is hard to believe it but the years sure have flown by. In March we will be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Meeting at Transcend which was held on March 8, 1997! Some of you old-timers were there and can still remember seeing almost 500 people crammed into our meeting room and breaking all previous simultaneous user records.

Back then we were still on AW version 1.0, we were using a 28.8 modems with a brand new 486 and our company name was Circle of Fire Studios, Inc. A lot has changed since those early days but we are still having fun. We will be celebrating all of March and have some fun activities and surprises in store for you.

Active Worlds Forums: Are you using the Active Worlds forums? The forums are a great resource for Active Worlds users looking for help, sharing information or just trying to be part of our great community. You can view the forums at and use your citizenship information to login. If you have difficulty logging in try the password retrieval link and if problems persist e-mail

ActiveWiki: Another great new resource for the Active Worlds Community is the Active Worlds Wiki pages where users and AWI staff work together to help provide the latest information and instructions for using the Active Worlds product line. You can find and contribute to this great resource at


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