Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The list of Steampunk venues in SL, starting 2013!

The list of Steampunk locations hasn't really changed much in the past year or so, with a few modifications, a few sims growing and/or shrinking, and a few undergoing construction.  The list below divides the locations into essentially three categories: Major Steampunk Venues, Commercial Steampunk Venues, and Steampunk "Ports of Call".  I've listed the SLurls for the "main arrival" location, and a small blurb by each one...

Major Steampunk Venues
The "Major Steampunk Venues" are locations which the overall theme of the sim is most certainly Steampunk (in some way or another), and the entire sim (or sims) is/are dedicated to the genre.  When one uses the term "Steamlands", generally it refers to one of the below locations:

New Babbage

  New Babbage Square  (Town Hall and Center of the City-State)
  Port Babbage  (Commercial Center of New Babbage)
  Wheatstone Waterways  (The Piermont Landing - The Social Center of the Steamlands)


Caledon Oxbridge   (Award winning arrival center for those new to Steampunk)
Caledon Victoria City   (Capital of the Independent State)
Caledon Sound  (Maritime Center of Caledon)


Steelhead Main
Steelhead Port Harbor
Steelhead Shanghai

Mieville Doyle
Mieville Asian Gardens
Mieville Twain (San Francisco)


Armada Breakaway

Whitechapel 1888


Paris 1900

Stainless Steam  


Titus Groan   (Gay Friendly Steampunk Locale)

Haven Township

Rosser's Landing

Safe Haven Estates (Furry Friendly Steampunk Destination)

Commercial Steampunk Venues
There are merchants in the Steamlands who have taken their work (and merchandise) to a new level within the genre, and have a dedicated sim (or major portion of a sim), to Steampunk.  Often a magnificent site to behold, if one goes shopping at their main store, it is quite a treat!


The Looking Glass

Tesla Isle (UnZipped, Steampowered Nuts Mainstore)             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tesla%20Isle/126/120/24

Curio Obscura Mainstore

J.D. Mechanical Toy Factory

Mythopoeia (The Curious Prim Mainstore)

Golden Oriole Mainstore

Sara Steam Technology

Port Kasra  (Mall Venue)

Steampunk Ports of Call
Not every location is dedicated to Steampunk in its entirety  but there some locales which are outstanding Steampunk gems, but do not take an entire sim... and very likely only a small portion.  But quality overrides quantity, so the locations below certainly merit mentioning!

Builder's Brewery

Oroborus Clockwork Lounge

The Steam Rose (Steampunk Dance Club)

...and one more category I will add (belatedly), is Steampunk Photographic Locations.  Though I don't have any at the moment, there are locations in SL, which may not have much at all to do with Steampunk directly, but are outstanding for photographs, and will be added as time continues and the list of Steampunk Locations grow.

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