To buy furniture, Game Money must be used, which is a bit confusing.A house costs 30,000 GM but users are given 35,000 GM when they sign up. Make new friends, create your own music and decorate your virtual studio.In Themepark, users have a field and a room to decorate with furniture and other items. The young and tech-savvy; Despite the bubble gum colours and cute characters, Dreamville is tricky to navigate and often baffling to new users. Initial registration, which includes a basic avatar and a homepage, is free.
Drinking virtual cans of Coca-Cola - helpfully distributed at regular intervals - earns players decibels which they can use within the game. Nothing, but since the site is aimed at potential customers, there are promotional quizzes, games, and contests for Coca-Cola and its partners. Pick a name for your penguin, choose a colour, then type messages to chat with other penguins - or join in games like "Find Four" (think Connect Four), go ice-fishing and sledging, or just hang out at the ice-rink. For kids of eight to 14, it's a safe playground backed by the Better Business Bureau's Kid's Privacy Seal of Approval.We like to think of virtual worlds as interactive cartoons; a cartoon where the player is the hero and can change the ending.But, unlike cartoons, virtual worlds do not depend on advertising, in fact, many of the most popular and profitable worlds have no advertising at all.It doubles as a dating site, although access to personal information is for serious subscribers only.The site bans abusive members and recommends that users keep personal details secret and be careful if meeting virtual friends for real. You choose an avatar who looks like a princess, the Tin Man or even a robot.