The residents of Scion City were informed that the city will be closing at the end of January. Scion City, built by Millions of Us, is a beautifully designed series of urban sims centered around the Scion brand. Since its conception it became a small community that brought together residents, a major corporation, and Second Life through giving loft spaces to active Second Life residents (such as yours truely.) The project attached several interesting components together, including a sci-fi machinima series SAND that took place in the future Scion City where archeologists were trying to find the city.
I’ve always felt Scion City was one of those great projects that a group of community members backed. It’s interesting to see how a brand can extend into an idea. Scion City is open until January 31st and I recommend residents visit the area before it disappears into the digital void.