It's 7/5/2017. I hope everyone had a great holiday break!


Every Wednesday at 11:30 am Eastern time, we reserve an hour for testing. Tests may be scheduled at any location and are posted on the IMA Events Calendar. These may be load tests, viewer tests, NPC tests, etc. If you have a particular thing you would like to test, please let us know and we will get your test on the calendar. If you have not subscribed to it, this is the link email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1




Open Project was successfully installed on the R&D Server last week thanks to Rich Williams aka Bill Blight. Thank you Bill!

Being the leader of any open source project involves both technical and non-technical responsibilities to foster a community of invested contributors and users. Specific tasks include day to day organization and development, project management, public relations, and providing prompt and effective feedback to contributors. Web services offered to the community by IMA will be used to facilitate these tasks. The following is a brief description of our policies:

After hardware testing revealed some issues with the first server, our vendor replaced the defective hardware and we completed hardware testing successfully. Software configuration is ongoing as region and grid planning are underway as a parallel effort. The administrative team is doing a great job getting this ready for the community to use! We are very happy with the research progress to date. Although, we did make one change after learning Arribasim is no longer in development. IMA will be installing a new forked version of Open Simulator called Helios in its place. More to come soon!


Both IMA founders and the majority of the virtual worlds community support the use of open source software. As such, there are many open source projects associated with virtual worlds, virtual reality, and synthetic environments. Virtual world developers and supportive communities have been at the forefront of innovation through design thinking - making what is good great!