GDC: Three Rings Announces User-Created Whirled

Puzzle Pirates and Bang! Howdy developers Three Rings have unveiled their latest game, Whirled, a web-based virtual world where players can play and create not just their own avatars and accessories, but games themselves.

Players, say Three Rings, are encouraged to create their own content "at every point," using a combination of Adobe's Flash and Whirled's creation and remixing tools, but the game's customization isn't merely cosmetic - it can earn its creators money.

Once players upload their creations to the Whirled catalog, they can be both rated and sold to the public at large, which Three Rings will convert into U.S. dollars. The game itself, following Three Rings past efforts, will be free to play on a basic level.

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