Entropia Universe is auctioning off a virtual moon for $150k

I can't say that I've ever heard of the online virtual environment game called Entropia Universe. Entropia Universe is described as an advanced 3-D online virtual environment with a develop planetary system and one universal Real Cash Economy system. That means that players deposit real world money in the game to be able to buy things they want or need.

The company behind the game says that each planet offers a wide variety of entertainment and people can travel the planets and socialize with people from all over the real world. The game doesn't cost anything to join and charges no subscription fees. Money for the developers is made off of an advanced micro-payment system.

The developers of the virtual universe have announced that they are in the process of auctioning off a newly discovered moon starting on March 21. When they say newly discovered, what developers mean is newly designed. The auction combines the Entropia Universe Partner and Marketing Partner programs. The winner of the virtual auction will be able to operate an estate on the newly discovered moon.

The auction winner will be able to work closely with the MindArk development team during the estate development process with direct input on important design decisions. The auction winner will also be able to share revenue with the developers that results from all activity conducted on the moon. The winning bidder will also be able to recruit new participants through marketing and receive a share of the revenue from activity generated from those new contestants anywhere in the game universe. The auction will end on April 4, 2013 and the starting bid is $150,000.

[via Entropia Universe]