The Galaxiki Project has launched the Galaxiki website, a new kind of wiki based community portal that allows its members to edit stars, planets and moons in a virtual galaxy, creating an entire fictional world online.
“The richness of the galaxy itself, the great 2D map-browser, the easy to use editing and setup features and the option to purchase your own private solar system will make this site an exciting experience for all surfers”, said Jos Kirps, the creator of Galaxiki. “We offer almost everything for free – free membership, free community star naming and editing, free participation in all community areas. There has never been a site like Galaxiki, and we can’t wait to see the genesis of a completely fictional online galaxy.”
Galaxiki combines well known web 2.0 features in a revolutionary new way. Millions of stars, planets, moons, pulsars and black holes can be explored using an intuitive 2D map. The site software manages most of the physical properties and behaviours of the solar systems, from orbits to the chemical composition of planetary atmospheres. Some planets offer conditions that may allow life – the idea behind Galaxiki is that community members can create fictional life forms and write about their histories on their planets. The ease of use attracts all kinds of users, so that the target audience is not limited to science fiction and astronomy addicts.
“The Galaxiki physics allow taveling faster than light, and journeys between solar systems become possible within a reasonable timeframe for advanced fictive civilisations. This also means that different civilisations may meet each other at different time points, the challenge for advanced users will be to keep the global history of all civilisations in the galaxy consistent”, explains Kirps. “Galaxiki is both fun and challenging, for individuals and for the community. It’s like dreams becoming true, and your part of it – I think that’s what makes it so attractive.”
For only USD 12.- (or EUR 10.-) you can purchase your own solar system that only you can edit. The advantage of a personal solar system is that no other community member can make changes to it, although you still have to respect the common Galaxiki rules when creating your content. It is also possible to define your own solar system as your private homepage, to dedicate it to someone, to offer it to someone as a gift or to donate it to the community.
Galaxiki also features an online shop offering astrononmy, science and science fiction related articles; such as DVDs, books or T-Shirts for example.
About the Galaxiki Project
Created in 2006 by Jos Kirps, the Galaxiki Project today offers a unique surfing experience on it’s Galaxiki community portal. The Galaxiki Project is headquartered in Ehlerange, Luxembourg, Europe and is currently run as a private project by its creator Jos Kirps, although it shall be transformed into a company in the near future. For more information, visit www.galaxiki.com.
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