It will be a marriage made in heaven for SL product manufacturer Hyperloom and New London Systems, as they go into partnership to work together to produce affordable and high quality huds and systems for SL action and role-play sims.
It was a brilliant night at the Tardis Club in New London. The venue was packed with partygoers and I joined Kat Kassner and Laredo Lowtide to celebrate the merger of their company New London Systems and Hyperloom. Sinji Itokawa from Hyperloom took to the stage and made the announcement:
“The market is challenging and there are a lot of new companies out there, all of them working really hard to compete and producing some amazing stuff. To our competitors, we salute you and thank you for your efforts, they have forced us to work hard too. So we come to the present day and Hyperloom has grown rather long in the tooth. Frankly, the challenging nature of today's market has left a lot of us disillusioned and tired. I'd first like to say thank you. All those loyal customers who have supported Hyperloom over the years, you've been great. Your feedback and suggestions have been invaluable.
Today is a landmark day in the Who community of Second Life.
Hyperloom will be officially closing 90% of its operation in 1 week’s time. Many of our TTC console systems will be taken off the market in preparation for what comes next.
We are pleased to announce that Hyperloom is officially partnering with New London Systems and all future releases will be under the NLS banner with Hyperloom inside.
This partnership has been a long time coming and we at Hyperloom are looking forward excitedly to what will come out of this merged revitalization. Hyperloom's reliability and realism with the youthful exuberance and fun that Kat and her partners at NLS put into their product means that you, the consumer, get an affordable, roleplay intensive, realistic and reliable TTC system that does everything you expect from both companies, flawlessly!
In two weeks time the first new releases from New London Systems will include Loomed consoles and an updated Type 45 HUD that will work seamlessly together or as standalone products. Included in the consoles will be all the features you expect from Hyperloom, including rezzers, manual and notecarded navigations systems combined with the NLS features you have come to appreciate, like multiple flight modes and point to point travel; plus fun peripherals like the audiolizer, security systems and exploding consoles.
We would like to thank you all for coming and hope that you will stick with us as we move into the future as/with New London Systems and we'd like to thank Kat and Laredo and the NLS folks for this wonderful opportunity to work with them. I am confident that their drive and initiative and ideas will go a long way to making this merger a successful one.”
So this is a very exciting time for Kat, Laredo and Hyperloom as this partnership can only produce excellent results for all their customers. Congratulations and good luck on the new venture!!