This category has to do with immersive, graphical, persistent state environment, non-combat virtual worlds -- like a WideOpenSandbox {{MMORPG}} that is ''all'' sandbox, no game. These worlds could someday become TheMetaverse - in fact, some might argue that they already have.

For in-universe virtual worlds, see LotusEaterMachine, {{Cyberspace}} and InsideAComputerSystem.
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!!Examples

* ActiveWorlds
* {{Croquet}}
* VideoGame/{{Furcadia}}
* {{OpenSimulator}}
* VideoGame/SecondLife
* Franchise/TheSims
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