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This glossary provides simple definitions for terms used in relation to virtual worlds.
Game world (also Ludic World) – used in contrast to ‘Social World’ under the super-set of Virtual Worlds. i.e. those with a game mechanic built into the code, generally from the DikuMUD strain of design
Metaverse – Currently has at least three uses (ultimately [...]

Primer: What types of virtual world are there?

For clarity and the sake of comparison, our Primer splits virtual worlds into three types: game, social and tools. This section looks in detail at each of these types of virtual world.