Launch Date: 1995
Cost: Free. Visitors must download the palace client in order to access most palaces. Some palaces offer web access via an "Insta-Palace" interface - look for the "Insta-Palace" icon.
The Palace is dead. . .long live The Palace! Originally developed by Jim Bumgardner for Time Warner Interactive in 1995, The Palace software has since been owned and developed by several failed companies, the latest of which (Communities.com) disappeared in 2001. In spite of this, hundreds of palaces happily live on, maintained by dedicated palace citizens across a network of palace servers. (The task of developing The Palace's successor has been attempted several times, but most notably by The Manor.)
Downloads, Manuals, and Essential Info for getting started
PalaceTools Live Directory of Palaces
An early article by Steve Meloan in Urban Desires webzine, 1996
If you like this world, you might also like The Manor, VP Chat or Voodoo Chat