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Monday, May 20, 2013

Maintenance Complete

Blue Mars server maintenance has been completed.  All servers are back online.

Maintenance Announcement

I will be performing some maintenance and upgrade work on Blue Mars servers starting in about 30 minutes from this post.  Downtime should be less than an hour.  Updates will be posted here, Twitter, and Facebook.

I apologize for the short notice.  I will try to keep the downtime to a minimum.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Maintenance Complete

Blue Mars server maintenance has been completed.  All servers are back online.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Maintenance Announcement

Blue Mars servers and web site will be down for maintenance May 31st from midnight, HST (in about 8 hours from this post).  Maintenance time should be less than an hour.  Updates will be posted here and on Twitter.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quick update regarding last week's announcement by Ball State University

Many of you have been asking about last week's announcement by Ball State University.  Specifically, many of you have noted that the press release was pulled earlier this week.

The press release was removed due to some contracts that have yet to be finalized and signed.  Once that happens, we will release more information about the deal.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fix available for Blue Mars and Blue Mars Lite auto-updaters

If you have not logged into Blue Mars and/or Blue Mars Lite recently, you may run into a problem where the auto-updater tries to update the client and fail because it cannot download the necessary patch files.  We recently moved to a different file hosting service, and this is a side effect of that change.

To work around the problem, please download and run the new auto-updaters below.  Once you have successfully run the updater and patched to the new version, you can delete them from your hard drive.

Blue Mars auto-updater
Blue Mars Lite auto-updater

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blue Mars+Xbox Kinect on Display at APEC!

We're posting from the Hawaii Convention Center, where we are showing a demo of Blue Mars to thousands of international delegates attending the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2011 conference!

We're part of an exhibition presented by SEE-IT, a non-profit organization (founded by our CEO Henk Rogers) whose mission is to showcase and promote innovative technologies developed here in Hawaii, and encourage more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Hawaii's schools.

In addition to our Blue Mars, Blue Mars Lite and Blue Mars Mobile applications, we're featuring a custom-made interactive display just for APEC, using Xbox Kinect motion sensors and a giant LED screen to enable visitors to interact with our avatars using movement.

We also released a new city in Blue Mars that will let you get a virtual taste of our exhibit, so be sure to check it out!