Terra Nova
Screenshot of Terra Nova as of July 25, 2008
Commercial? No
Type of site Collaborative blog
Registration None
Created by Edward Castronova, Julian Dibbell, Dan Hunter, and Greg Lastowka
Launched 2003
Current status Online

Terra Nova is a collaborative blog for academics and professionals in game studies. It focuses primarily on the study of virtual worlds.

Started in 2003 by Edward Castronova, Julian Dibbell, Dan Hunter, and Greg Lastowka, Terra Nova initially focused heavily on research and questions surrounding real money trading (RMT) in online virtual worlds.[1][2] Coverage has expanded to include impacts of gaming on culture, architecture and law.[3]

Terra Nova is cited in the traditional media on issues of gaming in virtual worlds, most notably issues regarding Second Life and World of Warcraft.[4][5][6] Various issues have been discussed, from the virtual economy of Star Wars Galaxies[7] to the impact of learning in MMOs.[8]


  1. "About TN". Terra Nova. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  2. Abate, Tom (2005-08-22). "Role games as economic tool? It may happen", The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved on 25 July 2008. 
  3. Larkin, Thomasina (2007-10-31). "Whole worlds inside the screen". Blog Watch. The Japan Times. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  4. Thompson, Clive (2007-06-19). "Voice Chat Can Really Kill the Mood on WoW". Games without Frontiers. Wired. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  5. Hof, Rob (2007-04-20). "My Second Life". The Tech Beat. Business Week. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  6. Terdiman, Daniel (2005-10-18). "Warcrafters take Graveyard Games virtual". News Blog. CNet. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  7. Terdiman, Daniel (2004-05-08). "Fun in Following the Money". Gaming. Wired. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  8. Rossignol, Jim (2006-09-26). "Column: 'Blogged Out: Decade Of Graphics'". Industry News. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.

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