Areae (Raph Koster’s new company) announced their product: Metaplace, an open-standards MMO platform.

Cuppycake, Areae’s Community Director who is no doubt overjoyed that there is finally a community to direct, has this to add from her blog:

And of course, the part you’re all waiting for. We’re making Raph’s new worldy MMO in our platform. Yes, we’re spending all of our time talking about the tech right now and how open ended it all is. But we are gamers too, and a good part of why we’re doing this is to make the cool games that we want to make. We’re still in the early stages on that, but you can expect to hear more about this game in the next few months.

So, there you go. Of course, F13 has immediately dubbed the venture “Meatplace“.