This sim is described as a post apocalyptic, speculative fiction themed environment - a seasonal and ever-changing setting to photograph, role play or just hang out with friends. It also has an elaborate backstory. If you're not too squeamish, the creepy carnival in the Dystopia district has a gut-twisting roller coaster. Lots to see and do on this sim rife with urban decay.
|Dystopia district @ Excalibur Serendipity|
"The Human work is an eternal new beginning...
Drought, autumn rain, the ground draining away by the runoff. Human built these gardens terraces which punctuate the landscape from the bottom of the valleys to peaks with meadows, fruit orchards and vegetable garden..."
Blogger Inara Pey gives a lovely detailed description of it here
As of the creation of this post, the sim has been temporarily closed and a new sim will re-open soon. For status updates and new landmark, see Iska's picks.
|Field of Dreams|
From Greek style villas to rustic beachfront homes, partners Claudia and Chris Morrisey have built the perfect photogenic hang out spot on their aptly named sim, Vibrant Eden. This is a well-built sim and they've paid close attention to detail but didn't overdo it. There's lots to see and explore and plenty of room to roam around. Scattered throughout are many spots to sit and spend time with friends and loved ones. Checkout this video for the full tour.
Footprints in the Sand
Officially opened July 1st, this is a sprawling beach sim designed for photography and hanging out. Waves crash, gulls cry and sandpipers trill. The sim is comprised of many little sandy islands dotted with palm trees and throughout, you can find beach rentals which are separately parceled for privacy. The owner welshy (kristy.enyo) is always quick to return messages and answer questions. Anyone visiting can join the group for rez rights.
|Footprints in the Sand|
This sim is inspired by the Pacific Northwest so of course, being a native, I had to take a look. The whole thing is beautifully built and designed and just being there reminded me of all the time I've spent in the wilderness around the Cascades. There are subtle elements which to me are decidedly Pacific Northwestern in nature like the camping style picnic setup placed high on a trestle, a dilapidated old drive-in screen, all alone in a clearing and far off in the distance on the beach, a little coffeehouse complete with comfy seating. Back in the forest among the trees, I found a solitary set of power lines which seemed at first to be out of place in such a remote part of the forest but when I followed them, I found a spacious contemporary cabin with an open floorplan. The below image doesn't do it justice. The whole place has a very relaxing feel to it with several spots throughout to sit and cuddle or just chill. The group is free to join until the end of the month when they plan on hosting events there.
Death awaits you...
The old man smelled like oil and stale cigarettes.
He looks at you for a brief moment, shuffling in his vest pockets.
He sighs and points to the house behind you.
"In there. Clipboard. Read the notes there! Read 'em I tell ya! Daft fools come up here..."
his voice trails off as he shakes his head. He pushes off from the landing, not looking back. You get the sense he is more than relieved to be leaving and won't be coming back for you.
That's the narration that pops up in local once you step off the boat. As you make your way through the abandoned mountain town on foot, you receive more narration. A lot of love went into establishing a backstory for this sim. One of the creators, Queen Herouin assured me before I went that the zombies were sleeping.
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