History builds showcased this month on Kitely

Kitely’s user community is celebrating History Month this August to celebrate history-inspired builds and encourage people to build more. It will also feature a number of events each week including live music and dance.

Visitors can pick up landmarks and a HUD — heads-up display — at the History Month Hub each week to help them visit the various historical builds around the grid during that week.

Each week focuses on different historic eras and the related historical areas, full list available here.

August 1-6: Big Bang to Greeks and Romans

Participants visited historical areas such as Necropolis, First City Eridu, and Palmyra Temple.

Neopolis region on Kitely grid. (Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

First City Eridu region on Kitely grid. (Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

August 7-13: Medieval period, A.D. 500 to 1500

This week focuses on areas such as Celtic World, Medieval World, Vikingworld, and World’s End.

(Image courtesy Vikingworld.)

Vikingworld region on the Kitely grid. (Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

August 14-20: A.D. 1500 to 1800

Featured regions include Pirate’s Haven, Westworld and Micrographia.

(Image courtesy Pirate's Haven.)

Pirate’s Haven region on Kitely grid. (Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

August 21-27: A.D. 1800 to 1914

Featured regions include Westworld and Val Sancy.

(Image courtesy WestWorld.)

Westworld region on Kitely grid. (Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

History Month will also feature a number of events including Kitely History Fest on August 14 from noon Pacific time at History Month World and which will involve live music. An event featuring French Historical Poetry will be held on August 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time on the Kingdom of Florin region.

Dances will also be held every Tuesday of the month at RISA IV starting at 1 p.m. Pacific and at the History Hub region every Thursday starting at 1 p.m. Pacific.

The final event will be The Grand Ball on August 28 at 11 a.m. Pacific on the Kingdom of Florin region. Participants are encouraged to wear historic clothing, with costumes available for visitors to choose from.

Those interested in adding new historical worlds for the event can contact Serene Jewell in-world or at [email protected] for some lands and plots.

The hypergrid address is grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub.

Read more about History Month at the Sign of the Kite website.

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David Kariuki

David Kariuki is a technology journalist who has a wide range of experience reporting about modern technology solutions. A graduate of Kenya's Moi University, he also writes for Cleanleap, and has previously worked for Resources Quarterly and Construction Review. Email him at [email protected].

2 Responses

  1. b54563@mvrht.com' Thelma Marks says:

    Really awesome job, I was able to get some time and check them out. It amazes me at how much work can be put in to stuff. This really would of been a powerful and awesome thing to have if I was still in school well back then we only had some black and white computers.

  2. serenejewell@gmail.com' Serene Jewell says:

    History Month was big fun! Special thanks to Freda Frostbite for an outstanding roster of events. The month was a collective effort many volunteers including Freda Frostbite, Ghaelen D’Lareh – (academic medievalist and creator of most of the gates), Dot Matrix (landscaping), Ruby O’Degee (The HUD and Giver), Ravyn Stormchyld (HUD), Don Smith (that beautiful Ishtar gate and the Greek dance floor), Selby Evans, (promotion,) Lorelei Seetan (support and photography,) Kurtis Anatine (new teleporter script,) and Graham Mills (building, history knowledge, and common sense.)

    Happily, the History Hub will stay up as a long-term project. I’ll be slowly evolving the region and will be adding gateways to history-related regions all over the hypegrid as I find them. If you have a history-related region, please get in touch with me or send the address to [email protected]. The permanent address of the History Hub will remain: grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub