Episode 284 of Designing Worlds, the weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, was a retrospective where we revisited some of the most popular of our shows broadcast over the past year. We chose to present it from a Second Life landmark, the amazing and mysterious Forgotten City, by Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou. Only after we decided to do this did we learn that the Forgotten City was about to vanish forever from the Grid (although there will be a quarter-region memorial on the Mainland, “Ruins of the Forgotten City”).
Just a day or two before it vanished forever, we took the opportunity to capture two elements on the Forgotten City – a video fly-through the main city and sequences of other notable areas of the region shot by Elrik Merlin; and a beautiful slideshow created by our show photographer Wildstar Beaumont.
Our Forgotten City items were so well-received as part of Episode 284 that we’ve decided to release them as a mini-feature on their own. We do hope you enjoy these last looks at a wonderful place, and we wish Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou every success in their future projects. Thank you both for bringing a marvellous creation to the virtual world.