Wishbox is a brand of 3D digital goods for sale to players in virtual worlds like Project Sansar and Second Life. Players can customize their game characters using the brand’s signature, fairy-tale fashions.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Wishbox was first established in 2008 as a creative outlet for its designer. As more designs were added, each created to be art in their own right, the shop became one of Second Life’s favorite fantasy clothing brands. Today, there are more than 350 items in the shop!
HOW ARE WISHBOX PRODUCTS MADE?
Most Wishbox items created today are original mesh. That means they are painstakingly crafted using 3D modeling software (such as Blender) and rigged to move with characters’ animations. The textures, colors, and patterns are carefully painted in Photoshop using a drawing tablet.
WHERE CAN I BUY WISHBOX ITEMS?
Currently, you can buy Wishbox items at store locations in-game. You can also shop online through the Wishbox shop on the Second Life Marketplace to have items automatically delivered to you or a gift recipient.
WHO IS WISP JINN?
The solo designer behind Wishbox goes by the game alias Wisp Jinn. She personally makes everything you see in the shop. She loves learning new software and creating pretty things. If you want to contact Wisp in-game, please drop her a notecard.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL WORLD?
A virtual world is similar to a video game, but instead of having objectives you can “win”, it’s more like a social network that develops based on the imagination of its users. Some virtual worlds are in VR, while others are game or browser-based. Some example virtual worlds include Project Sansar, Second Life, IMVU, and VR Chat.
PEOPLE BUY VIRTUAL GOODS?
Yes. Just like people spend money on phone apps or on extras in Playstation games, people spend money to enhance their virtual experiences. And just like online video games have virtual currencies, so do many virtual worlds. In virtual worlds, players can buy game currency and spend that currency how they like. Creators can then exchange the game currency they earn back into real money.