New adult gaming grid opens on hypergrid

(Image courtesy Utherworldz.)

(Image courtesy Utherworldz.)

A new Paris-based grid, Utherworldz, is holding its grand opening today —  the second commercial gaming grid in a row to be hypergrid-enabled.

In October, Neon Evolution held its grand opening with a fund raiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer, and a $7 special on region rentals.

Unlike Neon Evolution, however, which uses PayPal for in-world payments, Utherworldz uses a local UW$ currency backed by Podex.

Previously, grids that offered gaming were usually closed grids, such as YrGrid, Avination, and Virtual Life.

(Image courtesy Utherworldz.)

(Image courtesy Utherworldz.)

However, hypergrid visitors to Utherworldz will only be able to play the free-to-play games that are just for fun, not for money.

“Hypergrid users will not have in-world currency once they arrive at Utherworldz,” company CEO James Stanley told Hypergrid Business. “They will only be able to partake in activities that do not require payments.”

However, if a hypergrid visitor decided that they did want to gamble on the grid, they could create a local avatar and either buy the local UW$ on the grid’s website or use Podex to transfer money from their avatar on another grid, he said.

Utherworldz is also focusing on adult content, which is also becoming more common on the hypergrid. In face, The Adult Metaverse Google Plus community has long been one of the fastest-growing OpenSim-related groups we track.

“We have found that many users have said that they like the idea of an adult community based on adult entertainment,” said Stanley. “We decided to offer such a world to creators, designers and enthusiasts who wish to partake in such a virtual setting. which will begin the growth in coming weeks and expand over the next several months as the world itself grows.”


The grand opening party is scheduled for today, Friday Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Pacific time. Hypergrid teleport to Reception.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

2 Responses

  1.' Cinder Biscuits says:

    YrGrid is technically closed, but open to over 45 other grids now. Region owners are able to set their regions as hypergrid enabled or not at any time and without requiring a restart. Hypergrid connected agents are also able to purchase and withdraw currency as well as spend it on shopping, gaming, or anything else they’d like.

    Best wishes to Utherworldz!

    •' gabegw11 says:

      Oh cool! I didn’t know Hypergrid users could spend now at YrGrid! Now that’s NEAT! When did this come out?