The Awportals Chronicles

All Citizens and Worlds Renewed to January 4

Published Dec 21, 2010, 7:54pm
As the year comes to a close, all Active Worlds citizens can come together once again! Active Worlds Community Liaison Tom (Flagg) has announced that all expired citizens and worlds have been renewed through January 4, 2011. Users to Receive Free Active Worlds Citizenship

Published Mar 8, 2010, 4:32pm
Active Worlds Community Liaison Tom (Flagg) announced today that 'refugees' from the There virtual reality environment would be offered six free months of Active Worlds citizenship upon proof of There membership.

Andras to join Activeworlds, Inc

Published Jan 10, 2010, 7:16am
Chrispeg has announced at Tech Talk #13 that occasional Activeworlds, Inc contractor and developer of the Linux world server, Andras, would be officially joining the Activeworlds, Inc development team on an official basis in the near future.

Activeworlds Corp Lives! - Aquires Jewellry Manufacturer

Published Oct 7, 2009, 6:41am
"Activeworlds" has been gaining an unusual amount of press attention over the past few and it has been coming from an unlikely source, as the ghost of Activeworlds past returned to the scene.

Would you like to be a Gatekeeper?

Published Sep 8, 2009, 11:04pm
The Gatekeepers are looking for new applicants to assist in AWGate. Find out what being a GK entails.

Truespace to Close Shop

Published May 25, 2009, 12:55am
Truespace, the 3D modelling program that has long had ties to Activeworlds has recently announced that it will be shutting down.

Activeworlds, Inc to Sponsor Engage! Expo (VW09)

Published Jan 18, 2009, 6:07pm
Activeworlds Inc, while a regular exhibitor in the annual Virtual Worlds Expo has this year taken the additional step of becoming a leading sponsor.

Digitell Launches Virtual Conference Center

Published Sep 21, 2008, 12:16pm
Digitell takes advantage of Activeworlds in e-conference operations.

Superior Use of VR in Society & Business

Published Apr 2, 2008, 8:36pm
The question is not so much as to who uses the virtual reality environment as it is who makes the most effective use of them.

Shamus Blog Removed on NDA Fears

Published Dec 1, 2007, 10:00pm
Young Shamus blog has found itself removed after possible complications with non-disclosure agreements with Planet Mion.

Activeworlds Inc Attends Virtual Worlds Confrence

Published Oct 10, 2007, 9:00pm
Activeworlds, Inc has, for the first time in recent memory, sent representation to the Virtual Worlds Confrence.

Jobs: Horizons Edge Consulting

Published Sep 25, 2007, 9:00pm
Looking for experienced programmers, designers and modelllers to work on project similar to Webkinz.

Activeworlds PAVs Hit 25

Published Aug 8, 2007, 2:14am
In a rare (if unintentional) display of numbers, the official Activeworlds newsletter has detailed that there are now ‘over 25 active PAVs’ in the Activeworlds universe.

AWEurope Offers World-Wide Travel To Developers

Published May 21, 2007, 12:19am
Active Worlds Europe seeks to employ international developers who are willing to travel world-wide to design and develop 3D representations of real resorts.

Social Skirmishing in Virtual Reality

Published May 9, 2007, 3:43am
Does the nature of the internet give rise to a no-win situation for internet based companies looking to control the actions of their user base?

Piko Island preps for launch

Published Apr 9, 2007, 9:58pm
Piko Island has announced that it will be launching within the month with a 'its coming' email.

Game Couch Runs Interview with AWI's Martin

Published Mar 31, 2007, 11:03am
In a rare moment of publicity, Game Couch has published an interview with Activeworlds, Inc. staff member Martin (sysops) regarding the history and future of Activeworlds.

AWI strikes deal for virtual showroom with Siemens

Published May 31, 2003, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc announecs that it has struck a deal with Siemens Electrical Systems to create a virtual representation of one of its showrooms. The virtual world, based around a hospital room, will give doctors the ability to interact in 3D with the equipment.

AWI seeks to aquire

Published Jan 10, 2002, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced that it has signed a letter to acquire the streaming media provider in an effort to increase its shareholder value.

AWI forms strategic partnership with BetaSphere

Published Jun 25, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has formed a strategic partnership with BetaSphere where Active Worlds users can submit 3D websites to BetaSphere for beta testing and reporting on their performance, navigation etc.

AWI announces partnership with International Potato Center

Published May 31, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced that it will be partnering with the CIP and Future Project's livestock program to give scientists a user friendly way to detail complex mathematical models in 3D.

AWI appoints SGI as Public Relations

Published Mar 31, 2001, 9:04pm
Active Worlds, Inc. Engages SGI to serve as its financial public relations advisors.

AWI Announces Truespace 3 deal

Published Feb 28, 2001, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Inc has announced that it has struck a deal with Caligari Corp to offer Truespace 3 to ActiveWorlds citizens at a much reduced price of $69.95.

AWI apologises for server downtime

Published Dec 6, 2000, 10:12pm
Active Worlds Inc used its monthly newsletter to apologise to users for the server downtime that it experienced during the first week of December explaining that there was an issue with faulty server motherboards.

AWI Weclomes JoshC and others

Published Oct 31, 2000, 10:11pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced it is welcoming several new staff to its ranks this month.

Active Worlds to partner with Juno

Published Oct 2, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds Inc has announced that it will be partnering with the Juno ISP to create a 3D world of its own and that premium Juno members would recieve a free citizenship.

AWI Announces Josephb and Dennette join its staff

Published Aug 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has announced in its monthly newsletter that it has 2 new members of staff joining its ranks; Josephb and Dennette.

AWI announces Fandom Universe

Published Jul 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announced today that it had been working with Fandom, Inc to create a sci-fi universe based around 4 worlds:

AWI partners with Visiosonic for online music parties

Published Jul 17, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has struck a deal with online music distributor VisioSonic to create a 3D music environment for its 1 million visitors.

AWI announces new world pricing

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announces the new pricing scheme for its world servers in the Active Worlds universe. The configurations make it much easier to select the size of world that is wanted. Prices start at $10 a year.

AWI warns of cracked browsers

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has begun a set of notices warning users against using cracked browsers by claiming they will install viruses.

AWI Advertises for Staff

Published May 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc again begins advertising for staff to join its ranks in the AW Newsletter and on its [url=]jobs[/url] website

Rick Noll sits on panel for Internet and Society 2000 Conference

Published May 5, 2000, 9:00pm
Rick Noll, shared a panel during Harvard University's Internet and Society 2000 Conference held on Friday June 2, 2000. Jeffrey Huang, Assistant Professor of Architecture, moderated the panel "Design Issues & On-line Communities"., Inc. joins Nasdaq

Published May 2, 2000, 9:00pm
Chairman, and C.F.O. JP McCormick announced that, effective at the opening of the market on May 3, 2000,, Inc. would be traded on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market under the following symbols:

Christmas Citizenship

Published Nov 30, 1999, 10:00pm
AWI announces that it will again be offering 2 citizenships for £29.95 inviting users to get someone the perfect gift.

AWEdu Launched

Published Sep 26, 1999, 9:00pm
AWI launches its AWEdu Universe. Notable visitors include Michael Heim, Margaret Corbit and Bonnie DeVarco.

AWI announces planned AWEdu Universe

Published Aug 2, 1999, 9:08pm
Active Worlds Inc announces its plans for an educational universe 'awedu' for registered schools and learning institutions to purhcase worlds and users in bulk for e-Learning programs.

AW Hosts e-Learning for Earth Web

Published Jun 27, 1999, 9:00pm
Active Worlds technology hosts the Earth Web E-Learning Expo.

AWI Launches Peace World for Students

Published Apr 30, 1999, 9:00pm announces that it is to open a new universe called Peace World for students to work together to bring peace to the world. It failed.

Flagg, Hamfon and Chickiefluff join AWI

Published Apr 30, 1999, 9:00pm
AWI Announces that it has 2 new members of staff, Flagg (Tom) and Chickiefluff via the official newsletter and asks that they are given a warm welcome.

AWI Announces HQ move

Published Feb 28, 1999, 10:00pm
AWCOM announces that it is moving to a new set of corporate offices at 95 Parker St. in Newburyport, MA and that the move will take place towards the end of March 1999.

AWC Looks for coders

Published Jan 31, 1999, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Corp begins searching for coders to work on its browser software.

Circle of Fire merges with Vanguard

Published Jan 20, 1999, 10:00pm
CoF has done a reverse merger with Vanguard Enterprises, Inc., which changed the company's name to, Inc. and, later, Active Worlds, Inc.

!@Mart Launched

Published Jan 15, 1999, 10:00am
AMart (!@Mart) is schedualed for opening for vendors.

Galaxy Servers Launched

Published Dec 31, 1998, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc. launches the stand-alone galaxy server software for businesses, starting at $1,995.

Registration Fee Introduced

Published Aug 31, 1997, 9:00pm
Active Worlds introduced a registration fee of $19.95 per year. Active Worlds rumoured to offer deals of lifetime citizenships for the first people to register. is a privately held community resource website dedicated to Active Worlds.
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