Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Automatic Dance Floor in Bar Soho

Check out the fully automated dance floor in Bar Soho taking advantage of the new Advanced Creator Experience Tools.

Walk into the club to immediately start dancing.  Click the panel by the DJ booth to change your dance or stop dancing.

We're enjoying making these cutting edge gadgets for you and look forward to your feedback and suggestions for other Experience creations.

Visit Bar Soho and try it out

Saturday, August 16, 2014

London City Presents: Second Life Featured Destinations

London City now has Featured Destination Portals to offer residents the opportunity of visiting other recommended destinations in Second Life.

The Featured Destination Portals, will be used for events and stunning locations both inside and outside of the estate.

We are seeking well designed locations that enrich the Second Life experience with concepts that differ from those in London City.

So if you know of a location that everyone in Second Life should visit, please submit your suggestion using the Support Ticket option at the top of this page (or add a comment to this story) and be sure to include the Slurl of the destination and a brief summary of the region.

Today we have added the destinations: "Whimsy", a picturesque 6 region estate, "Kaboom" home of the Robot Sanatorium and "Another Somewhere", a landscaped and beautifully created habitat full of places to explore and "Camp Kawabata", a woodland area with canoes, log cabins and campfires and "Planetarium", a fully animated virtual encounter with the stars in our solar system. 

The destination in the portal changes every 30 seconds, so step through the portal when your chosen location is shown and be teleported instantly to explore a brand new location.


"Another Somewhere"
"Camp Kawabata"
London City - Connecting Second Life Communities

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jessie J Tribute Band on Saturday

The British singing sensation tribute to Jessie J is on Saturday.

Cornish singer/songwriter, Jessie J, born Jessie E in 1988, grew up and studied muzak at the Brit School where she penned the dead classy tune Do You Like it Dude? which made its way into the charts at Number 2.

After Jessie's number two, she followed up with a number one which she called Price Tag, then a debut album Who Are You in 2011.
The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the show is an hour later at 1pm SL.

In the words of Jessie J, "Be wiv us"


This event is sponsored by our partners, DX Exchange, Linden Dollars at Best Rates.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Advanced Creator Tools > Singularity Viewer

Experience Editor in Singularity
London City is working closely with our friends from the Singularity Viewer Development team on Linden Labs Experience Tools, to bring the Experience Permissions system to you as quickly as possible and to ensure that third party viewers can handle the new Experiences correctly and as efficiently as possible.

An initial Singularity Experience Editor (early development and not yet available publicly) is already functional and it will not be long until the full experience package is available to everyone.

For transparency, we would like to make everyone aware that from time to time, Singularity Dev will need to rez objects containing the Experience Keys, but only scripts created by us and only in the London City2 region.  All our scripts are safe.  Singularity developers working with us will be clearly listed within our content creators tab within the Experience tools search option.

London City - Innovative and original content creators

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Weekend in Video Review

Enjoy the video of activities from this weekend in London City, the most popular destination in Second Life, celebrating 5 years of excellence.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Regent's Bitter - Advanced Creator Tools

As proof of concept for Advanced Creator Experience Tools, there is a bottle of beer in the main hub of London City which you can drink automatically.

If you have already used one of the teleport portals in the estate, the permissions you granted were remembered and by clicking the bottle it will automatically attach it to your avatar and animate you. 

To dispose of the item, right click it and detach it (a relog also detaches the object) because it is temporary inventory only.

At no time does this become a part of your inventory.  This is to allow everyone to enjoy a multitude of various forthcoming experiences without ever adding clutter to your precious inventory folders.

If you have not granted Experience tool permissions to London City, clicking the beer bottle will ask for them and remember them.  You will need to touch the bottle a second time for it to attach as the first click serves to enrol you in Experience tools..

This permission is then remembered, so you can click the bottle again for another drink whenever you want one, but you can also use the portals without need to click yes on dialog boxes. 

One key fits all! So to enrol for all experiences in London City by using any of the new features.

We are a Beta Tester for Experience Tools by Linden Lab.  All our experiences are safe, programmed by me and Billy Arentire. We do not use third party scripters for Experiences and it is impossible for Experience Tools to access account information, money or personal information.    So get started today - click something!

Regent's Bitter - Enjoy it!

Get yours here:

Destination Portals

Each London City region now has teleport portals connecting to the estate.  You can move around quickly and directly to a location just by walking into a portal.  We also have a "Featured Destination" portal too for guest destinations and favourites.

Get started here..

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Passenger Concert on Saturday

Passenger was originally a Brit folk/rock band formed in 2003.

When they split up in 2007, lead singer Mike Rosenberg continued his career as a solo artist under the name of Passenger, busking his way around Europe and appearing at fringe festivals.

Then suddenly in 2013 year he exploded onto the scene with three chart topping songs in quick succession,   Let her Go, The Wrong Direction and Holes.

Having written over 200 songs, Passenger is receiving the critical acclaim that eluded the band for so long. 

Party in the Park starts on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Passenger tribute band on stage an hour later.


Friday, August 08, 2014

London City Enters Advanced Creator Tools Project Beta

London City is proud to have been invited to join the closed beta for the Linden Lab Experience Keys/Advanced Creator Tools Project.  We are one of the first estates in the grid to have been accorded this honour.

Experience keys will enable us to offer you a more seamless and immersive experience when visiting London City and they have now gone live throughout London City.

For example, on themed nights we can offer you inventory to wear for the time that you are visiting, without cluttering your inventory.  An item can be offered to you which attaches during your visit and automatically detaches when you leave the estate without ever become part of your inventory.

During a cash hunt, we can offer you a Hud that gives clues to locations of treasure, which detaches and self cleans as soon as you are finished with it, or the contest ends.  In short, no more having to accept an item and wear it in a special location, this can all be done automatically in the wink of an eye.

Our initial offering is a portal system, similar to those that new residents encounter when they first join Second Life.  Our portals can teleport you directly to an event or location anywhere, just by you walking through them, no cumbersome permission requests over and over, just say yes once and the permission is remembered whenever you visit, unless you decide to opt out again via the Me > Experiences menu which will be appearing on all viewers very soon.

Initially you will not even require an Experience enabled viewer to take advantage of this great new feature.  Your existing viewer can handle these permissions for you.

Try out our first Portal in London City(1). On the first time you use it, it will ask permissions, but remember them from that point.   Once in London City3, use the portal there, to return. 

We hope you enjoy this and other Advanced Creator offerings coming very soon.

London City - The Most Popular Destination in Second Life

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Singularity Viewer 6068
A significant release of Singularity is now available for download.   Build 6068 is the first public alpha release in 2 months and the development team has been exceptionally busy with many major new functions including Group Ban list implementation and a hundred or so brush ups and bug fixes - too numerous to list here. 

Check out the full list of changes and download the viewer from the link above.

Remember, always use a trusted viewer for your security.

London City recommends: Second Life Viewer, Singularity and Firestorm viewers.

Monday, August 04, 2014

First World War Centenary

Today is the 100th Anniversary of Britain's involvement in World War One.

Between 1914 and 1918, over 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed. 

In the UK tonight between 10 and 11pm millions of households are expected to dim their lights and use just a single candle for the full hour in remembrance of those who lost their lives in 'The Great War'.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City here

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Weekend Review

The weekend is only part way through but with some much going on, we've made a video of just last night's events.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Amy MacDonald on Saturday

In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life. 

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.
This event is sponsored by DX Exchange.

Join us here

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Visit London City Airport

The London City Airport is a real life airport located in the former Docklands Site.

The airport has a single 1500 meter runway and was designed for small aircraft, short domestic flights to the UK, then later, Paris and Amsterdam.

Although the airport opened it 1988, many carriers did not use it as pricing was considered prohibitive and the limitations on the types of planes that could use the airport made it restrictive.

In 2009 British Airways began their first transatlantic flights to New York and London City Airport  began to enjoy immense success, handling over 4 million passengers per year.

You can now take to the skies from London City Airport in London City2 in a Piper PA 28 Cherokee plane and fly yourself anywhere you like within the London City Estate.

The controls should be easy enough to handle,  Left and Right makes you go... left and right, and up and down with adjust your pitch and yaw.  Page up and Page down control the thrust.

It may take you a couple of attempts to get airborne successfully, but don't worry if you crash into the drink.  The rezzer will make a nice new plane for you!

Visit London City Airport here: