Metaplace, a service that allowed anyone to create a Web-based virtual world, said late Monday that it is closing its doors.
In an announcement made by e-mail, the company--founded by legendary game designer Raph Koster--said it will shutter on New Year's day.
"Today we have unfortunate news to share with the Metaplace community," the company wrote in the e-mail. "We will be closing down our service on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm Pacific...We will be having a goodbye celebration party on January 1st at noon Pacific Time.
"Over the last several years, … Read more