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Tamita Island .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Tamita Island ~ a virtual world sim in InWorldz by Xay Tomsen

NOTE: This page is about Tamita Island in InWorldz. The Second Life version is here: Tamita Island in Second Life.

Tamita Island map

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.

The original steppe palace on Tamita Island

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.

Aerial view of Tamita Island

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 river itself ran east-west from Lagune d'Or to Tamita Bay, and north-south from Baie de l'Amore to Tiamo Reef.

Fork road to Baie de l'Amore and Lagune d'Or

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

PUMP Body Bits shop on Tamita Island
The PUMP Body Bits shop on Tamita Island
30 July 2014
Entering Tamita Island from Tamita Bay
Entering Tamita Island from Tamita Bay
4 November 2013
Tamita Motors old riverside hangar
Tamita Motors old riverside hangar
6 May 2013
Millionaire Row Apartments on Sunset Beach
Millionaire Row Apartments on Sunset Beach
11 August 2013
Submariners' Club on Tamita Island
Chilling at the Submariners' Club on Tamita Island
20 July 2013
Irukandji Police HQ at Tamita Marina
Irukandji Police HQ at Tamita Marina
6 May 2013
The east-west road through Tamita Island
The east-west road through Tamita Island
4 November 2013
The Rooftop Citadel atop the Irukandji Palace on Tamita Island
The Rooftop Citadel atop the Irukandji Palace
12 August 2014
Princes of Irukandji, Caal and Djam Kalamat
Princes of Irukandji, Caal & Djam Kalamat at Tamita Island
1 June 2013
Cogito Boatyard at Tamita Island
Cogito Boatyard, Tamita Island
6 May 2013
Lava Club at Tamita Island
The Lava Club at Tamita Island
8 September 2013
Tamita Motors & Marina
Tamita Motors & Marina with palace beyond
4 November 2013
Steppe palace on Tamita Island
Steppe palace, Tamita Island
6 May 2013
Irukandji Police Station, Tamita Island
Irukandji Police Station, Tamita Island
6 May 2013
The original steppe palace on Tamita Island
The original steppe palace on Tamita Island
6 May 2013
Prince of Irukandji, Djam Kalamat at Tamita Island
Prince of Irukandji, Djam Kalamat at Tamita Island
30 May 2013
Irukandji Police HQ Tamita Island
Irukandji Police HQ Tamita Island
4 November 2013
The Princes' Palace at Tamita Island
The Princes' Palace at Tamita Island
4 November 2013
Oasis Temple on Tamita Island
Oasis Temple on Tamita Island
6 May 2013
Submariners' Club at Tamita Island
Submariners' Club Tamita Island
18 July 2013
Amphib ramp at Tamita Island Marina
Amphib ramp at Tamita Island Marina
4 November 2013
Prince of Irukandji, Jai Noel outside the Irukandji Palace
Prince of Irukandji, Jai Noel outside the palace
18 July 2014
View of Tamita Island from Mount Aboyo
View of Tamita Island from Mount Aboyo
27 February 2014
Bamboo bridge over the Maskari River
Bamboo bridge over the Maskari River at Tamita Island
4 November 2013
Working on bot displays at PUMP super store at Tamita Island
Working on bot displays at PUMP, Tamita Island
6 August 2014
Lava Club Tamita Island
Lava Club Tamita Island
15 February 2014
Tamita Motors
Tamita Motors
5 January 2014
The high road across Tamita Island
The high road across Tamita Island
4 November 2013
Submariners' Club Tamita Island
Jenny & Kep at the Submariners' Club Tamita Island
17 July 2013
Irukandji Palace forecourt and taxi fleet
Irukandji Palace forecourt and taxi fleet
22 March 2014

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