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A new software project from Brazil called OLPCities seems to be shaping up to be a "Second Life" game for OLPC-using students. Second Life is a game where you create a virtual avatar and go around a virtual world doing boring things and giving random strangers your money so they can be featured on BusinessWeek—only a slight exaggeration.

In OLPCities, kids have a gameboy-styled avatar can walk around in the streets of OLPCity, taking place in many fun kid-related activities. The cities and activites will be user-generated, and have various communities and "worlds" based on language and nationalities.


Pretty interesting idea to get the OLPC-using students to make some ties with students in other developing countries.

OLPCities: A Second Life for Students? [OLPCNews]