Tamita Island ~ a virtual world sim in InWorldz by Xay Tomsen
Tamita Island is the commercial centre and capital of the Kingdom of Irukandji.
This version of Tamita Island, created on the InWorldz virtual world in 2013, is a faithful continuation of the traditions and history of its predecessor in SL six years earlier.
The terrain of Tamita Island was based on the original 2007 template of its previous self as well. Over time however, this new version of Tamita Island took on a look and life of its own.
Drawing on landscaping and architectural concepts I devised on Boyfriend Beach in SL back in 2008, Tamita Island became a majestic jewel, rivalling the original in virtually every way.
If some of the simulators I migrated from SL to IW didn't quite live up their past glories, Tamita Island was definitely not one of them.
Naturally, the Princes' Palace was the focus of Tamita Island.
In its initial form, I recreated the steppe palace and grounds that I designed in Tamita Island on the SpotOn3D grid in 2011.
Instead of the ten-story megalithic palace however, I used the 2013 Kanua Bath House build from Boobero.
The building looked suitably fantastic but lacked space and privacy, so about a month into my journey through InWorldz, I built a four storey palace, again based on the the design I used on Boyfriend Beach.
This is the Tamita Island most people would remember.
The palace with its manicured foregrounds became the centrepoint of the island, and indeed the entire kingdom.
Tamita Island was exceptionally busy. During its peak in 2014, 48,000 unique visitors, out of a total grid population of 100,000 avatars, visited Tamita Island.
With a huge marina and dozens of shops of all varieties, Tamita Island really was a gem.
The Maskari River was a particular masterpiece, with its gold-lined marble banks and arched footbridges leading from one manicured park to the next.
The Inter Island Causeway also traversed the island with a number of local streets linking it to all corners of the island.
Now in 2016 as I write all these island profiles, the only factor that saddens me a little, and I have mentioned this on other pages, is that I didn't find the time in InWorldz to expand upon Irukandji's history and myth.
In that regard, this version of Tamita Island fell short. I do look back on it fondly though, and always will.
Regions that adjoined Tamita Island, clockwise from west, were Tamita Bay (later Adonis Lagoon), Nouvelle Kiribas, Baie de l'Amore (later Blue Lagoon), Grand Irukandji (later Irukandji Sound), Lagune d'or (later Irukandji Straits), Mount Aboyo (later Aboyo Island), Tiamo Reef, and Pinjarra Island.
Below you will find a huge collection of photographs of Tamita Island that I took during my life there.
To explore more of the Irukandji continent, visit the main Islands of Irukandji page.
Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen
Tamita Island Photo Gallery