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Blaxxun
Operating system Windows
Type Virtual World
Website http://www.blaxxun.es
Screenshot of Techuelife Island in Blaxxun Contact

Blaxxun originally named "Black Sun" was one of the first companies to develop a multi-user virtual reality 3D chat platform designed for the internet using VRML.[1][2]

Blaxxun developed the 3D Web Browser CyberGate in late 1995 with beta releases in early 1996. [3][4]

Later Blaxxun developed Contact, a 3D Web Browser plug-in which is still used today for CyberTown, I City of sunycom company (Israel), Jewel of Indra and other Blaxxun based communities.

After Blaxxun was declared bankrupt in early 2002[5], the two main developers Peter Graf[6] and Holger Grahn[7] left the company and Blaxxun's pace of development stalled.

At the end of March 2003 Blaxxun technologies was founded and bought all assets, domains and intellectual property rights from Blaxxun Interactive. [8]

Holger Grahn co founded Bitmanagement Software and continues to develop Contact as BS Contact.[9][10]

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References

  1. ^ [1]In 1997 'Black Sun Interactive' became 'blaxxun interactive'
  2. ^ [2]Blaxxun (formerly Black Sun) was a pioneer in shared worlds
  3. ^ [3]Black Sun CyberGate was a 3D web browser developed by Black Sun Interactive in Munich, Germany in late 1995 with beta releases in early 1996
  4. ^ [4]Cybergate first hit the scene in early 1996 as a standalone VRML browser with multi-user chat capabilities.
  5. ^ [5]Blaxxun Interactive terminated its operation in the beginning of 2002
  6. ^ [6]Peter Graf Leader design and development of the Community Server product
  7. ^ [7]Blaxxun Interactive used Holger's GLView / Contact3D technology for their multi-user plugin including VRML 2.0, 3D avatars, shared behaviours and more.
  8. ^ [8]blaxxun technologies was founded end of March 2003 and bought all assets, domains and intellectual property rights from Blaxxun interactive
  9. ^ [9]Holger, Peter Schickel and Axel Körfer founded Bitmanagement Software
  10. ^ [10]Blaxxun granted Bitmanagement the right, to drive the further development of the Blaxxun client technology
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