Sim worlds date back to the early 2000s, and they are still popular today. In fact, many computer and electronics analysts say the consumer demand for simulated worlds will soon begin to grow exponentially.
A simulated world allows you to live out a new life in the virtual realm. There are dozens of popular sim applications out there, but many people want to know the difference between OpenSim and Aurora-Sim:
OpenSim: This game is a multi-platform and 3D application that allows users to create their own world and life from the bottom up. Developers have complete control over how they create their world. It is comparable to Second Life, but Second Life is not an open-source program. The software is free, and users are encouraged to improve the game with their programming skills. OpenSim does not strive to be a Second Life clone. It is a unique platform on its own.
Aurora-Sim: Aurora is part of the OpenSim project that aims to provide users with more options and the option to build a large-scale operation. The key difference is that Aurora is more secure, stable and provides users with more flexibility. There is more focus on developing the game and the world. If you want to pursue developing Aurora-Sim, it will cost you money.
Aurora is modular, scalable and has a strong community focus. OpenSim is older, more outdated, but maintains its vitality through Aurora. Since the market for virtual worlds hasn’t been fully established yet, many developers outsource their sales through companies like Cydcor, Inc. In the coming years we can expect to see many galvanizing forces in the sim industry.