Linden Lab Announces 2D Side Scrolling Project Viewer

April 1, 2015: Second Life’s Official Blog posted about a new Project Viewer! They are introducing 2DSS Mode — or 2D Side Scrolling Mode. Think Mario Brothers in Second Life.

Screenshot of 2DSS Viewer

Screenshot of 2DSS Viewer

Linden Lab states:

“There’s been a lot of excitement recently around our integration of the Oculus Rift with Second Life. The addition of HMD (head-mounted display) mode offers a new level of immersion for 3D experiences, but what about people who want less immersion?

“Today, we’re happy to announce a new way to explore the wide variety of community-created experiences in Second Life, without the complexity of the third dimension: 2D side-scrolling (2DSS) mode. Without the third dimension, you can enjoy Second Life just like your favorite 8-bit games from the past!

“Note: while this new mode is compatible with HMD mode, we do not recommend trying both simultaneously. If you were to turn your head 90 degrees while doing so, the world may simply disappear from view – causing a rather jarring experience that might make you feel a bit foolish.

“The new 2DSS mode is available as of April 1, 2015, and you can now download the Project Viewer to start enjoying some retro-future fun in Second Life!”

Download the Project Viewer here: 2DSS Project Viewer

Hurry! This viewer will not be available after April 1st!

I remain respectfully yours,
~ Suzanne Piers, ZI Social Media Manager