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)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Babbage%20Square/223/158/111
  Port Babbage  (Commercial Center of New Babbage)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Babbage/128/128/86
  Wheatstone Waterways  (The Piermont Landing - The Social Center of the Steamlands)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wheatstone%20Waterways/72/67/107


Caledon

Caledon Oxbridge   (Award winning arrival center for those new to Steampunk)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge/92/198/28
Caledon Victoria City   (Capital of the Independent State)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Victoria%20City/128/128/24
Caledon Sound  (Maritime Center of Caledon)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Sound/41/100/23


NeoVictoria
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1001


Steelhead
Steelhead Main
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Steelhead/128/128/24
Steelhead Port Harbor
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Steelhead%20Port%20Harbor/120/141/48
Steelhead Shanghai
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Steelhead%20Shanghai/133/128/31


Mieville
Mieville Doyle
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/183/76/24
Mieville Asian Gardens
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Dickens/93/61/26
Mieville Twain (San Francisco)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Twain/141/95/25


Goatswood
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeverlandX/35/51/2003


Armada Breakaway
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Armada%20Breakaway/158/162/23


Whitechapel 1888

   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Timherry%20Island/204/239/24


Paris 1900
   http://slurl.com/secondlife/Paris%20Eiffel/25/147/25


Stainless Steam  

   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Villain/128/128/23


Titus Groan   (Gay Friendly Steampunk Locale)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Titus%20Groan/172/128/24


Haven Township
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solace%20Haven/231/207/21


Rosser's Landing
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rossers%20Landing%20II/128/128/22


Safe Haven Estates (Furry Friendly Steampunk Destination)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lone%20Heart%202/20/85/22



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!


BlakOpal
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BlakOpal/98/102/23


The Looking Glass
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizon%20Dream/20/24/27


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


Curio Obscura Mainstore
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Foxtrot/224/202/30


J.D. Mechanical Toy Factory
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forgotten%20City/183/23/320


Mythopoeia (The Curious Prim Mainstore)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mythopoeia/69/26/40


Golden Oriole Mainstore
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Verdigris/75/68/70


Sara Steam Technology
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Curlew%20Waters/216/15/54


Port Kasra  (Mall Venue)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kasra/129/133/602



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
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/160/23


Oroborus Clockwork Lounge
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Custard%20Developments/193/139/1992


The Steam Rose (Steampunk Dance Club)
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chillium/177/80/1596


...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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