Oho! Now this is interesting - Multiverse claims to be a complete end-to-end solution for would-be MMO developers:
- Make a complete Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) or virtual world for less money and in less time than you could have dreamed possible.
- Participate in the game industry's most exciting frontier.
- Build the features that make your game unique, leveraging the expertise of the networking and infrastructure experts who helped build the web.
- Deliver your vision to a built-in market of players--without having to ask a publisher's permission or give up your intellectual property.
Their last point is "get filthy rich" which made me smile. Also, it's free for non-commercial use - they'll take a cut of any profits from commercial ventures, I'm guessing?
Exciting! I'm going to go have a rummage.
(via terra nova)