IF your Mandarin is up to scratch then you might fancy a crack at HiPiHi.
No, it’s not the Chinese version of the holiday camp-based BBC 80s sitcom but a souped-up version of Second Life for Chinese-speaking avatars.
endlessinnovation.typepad.com report that it’s packed with cool features like water effects, in-world weather and swimming capabilities for each avatar.
Jason Stoddard, CEO of new media agency Centric, has been giving it a good whirl and says: “The whole surreality of spending time in a Chinese virtual world. It’s a helluva trip. The very fact we’re wandering around in virtual worlds from every corner of the globe and comparing their relative merits is hugely exciting. And then there are the random people who walk up and start speaking Chinese…”
Surprising that, people speaking Chinese in a a Chinese virtual world…
Check out Jason’s full top 10 of reasons for trying HiPiHi by clicking here.