Papermint is a new “online society” being BETA tested in Austria.
The virtual environment was developed by Avaloop. It bills itself as a 3D virtual world like Second Life, with 2D avatars and objects. For anyone who has seen the new Super Paper Mario on the Wii, there’s more than a passing likeness in graphic design.
Here’s a translated article on Papermint from Futurezone (a German publication)
And here’s a YouTube video of a German story on Papermint
As you can see from the video, this is in fact a 3D virtual world in a very stylized theme. The focus of this virtual Vienna is purely social networking and communications.
If nothing else, Papermint has an interesting perspective on the whole virtual worlds market.