In-game products by "Kiwimonk Design"
THERE.com is a virtual world where avatars interact and explore. As a teenager, I participated in the 2001 beta by designing and selling items like vehicles and clothing. It was my first taste of running a company.
THERE used a digital currency called “Therebucks.” At the time, $T2000 = $1 USD. I sold over 3,000 in-game products such as buggies, hoverbikes, hoverboards—even bunny slippers.
My first design, the “Holiday Sleigh Buggy,” went on to become a collector’s item that sold in auctions for over $100 USD. I even went on to have a small fan club!
THERE closed its doors in 2008 and has since relaunched in 2013.