I didn't even know you were a part of this community until Daniel Leuck suggested I post you a message.
I'm just a gamer / enthusiast and I love the game Crysis and Cryengine 2.
I just want to say I really like your project Blue Mars and am your # 1 fan! Very good job. I recently built my PC just for Blue Mars. Is it possible for a #1 fan of yours can join the CLOSED Beta for Blue Mars? Sorry if that question was not appropriate but I am very excited to get a chance to play and use the MMOVW.
Aloha Kaz...you're doing really fun and interesting work. One of my prjects is in co-developing next generation space object analysis software with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The software is called GMAT. It is (and will be) available to the public for free (including source code). We want to enhance the visualization capability. People need a better way to put information/data in context. You folks seem to have a great grasp on visualization. If you interested, you can see the product's page at http://gmat.gsfc.nasa.gov
Picture this software doing near real-time data fusion in a huge room with interactive screens, putiing information into context and allowing decision-makers the freedom to be able to make decisions in a timely fashion, with confidence.
Daniel said I should drop you a line - see if we can generate some island synergy. We are making a series of four movies with an extensive backstory that covers the whole solar system through the next 800 years. We plan on doing some sort of MMORPG linked with movie clips, live music shows, etc, but our real focus is the first movie which is due out next Fall. Let me know if you are interested and if you have any questions.