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Amelia Island .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Amelia Island ~ a virtual world sim by Xay Tomsen

  • Size: 6.5536 hectares
  • Grid: Second Life
  • Online: 2007-2009
  • Use: Resort & Shops
  • Terrain: hand terraformed

Amelia Island was my first simulator, predating and essentially the catalyst for what would later become the Irukandji Continent.

Amelia Island was also where I first met the people who would later become my estate managers.

These were the days of Second Life v1.0. In reflection - and all gamers feel this way when they look back at early versions - everything appears very cartoonish, but at the time, it was state of the art.

I built my first art gallery and mall on Amelia Island. This is also where I started designing clothing and buildings, and had my first taste of scripting.

Me chilling on the beach at Amelia Island

On the beaches, I offered rentals in a resort I named Chez Xay, and six hundred metres overhead, I built my first club, called CX600.

A few months later when I bought my first sim, Tamita Island, the Chez Xay name would continue there, and the club would be renamed Lava.

Below you will find some photographs of Amelia Island that I took during my travels around the islands.

If you would like to explore more of the Irukandji continent, check out the main Islands of Irukandji page.

Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen


Amelia Island Photo Gallery

Photo shoot for Chez Xay Resort at Amelia Island
Photo shoot for Chez Xay Resort at Amelia Island
28 February 2007
Kep and me on beach at Amelia Island
18 February 2007
Avatar in angel wings at Amelia Island
Avatar in angel wings at Amelia Island
17 February 2007
Jai dancing at the club CX600 on Amelia Island
Jai dancing at the club, CX600, forerunner to Lava
2 March 2007
Glass beach house on Amelia Island
Me posing at glass beach house on Amelia Island
17 February 2007
Poster for Irukandji swimwear at Amelia Island
Poster for Irukandji swimwear at Amelia Island
10 March 2007

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