Greetings! Kitely Grid is planning to replace the Starter Avatars at the Kitely Welcome Center. Smaller sets of avatars will also be offered to new members via the Kitely website and Setup Kitely app.
Kitely creators are invited to contribute avatars or avatar components.
Why? Because no grid can have too many starter avatars, nor offer visitors too many options. Everyone benefits if new members are presented with well-liked avatars. We'd also like to include non-human avatars such as robots, tinies and other creatures.
These new starter avatar packs, we hope, will encourage visitors to shop for more avatars and avatar components at Kitely Market. People love collecting avatars!
Contributions from new artists are especially welcome – this will be a good way to get your name out there! Each contribution, if accepted, will include your creator name, marketing information, and links to your Kitely Market store and your Kitely inworld shop.
What we need from you
Some make complete avatars; others specialize in areas such as clothing, hair, shoes or stuff we haven't even thought of yet. Whatever your area of expertise, we need it.
- Full general-rated avatars: body, skin, shape, clothing, shoes, hair, eyes, fuzzy ears, ... – everything required to instantly wear the entire avatar.
- Avatar components: skins, shapes, hair, clothing, shoes, accessories and other parts so that more experienced visitors (or those with a creative streak) can assemble their own avatars.
(a) they explicitly agree for the content to be used by Kitely as above OR
(b) the content has been provided using a Public Domain, CC0 or CC-BY license on the actual creator's website – for example, components by Linda Kellie or Arcadia Asylum, whose creations are widely recognized as freely licensed for virtual world use.
You’ll also need to sign up to a special license provided by Kitely — but don’t worry, it’s been designed to be as friendly and open as possible, while keeping everything legal and safe.
Thanks in advance!
The Kitely Welcome Center (KWC) team
Ilan Tochner (CEO, Kitely Ltd)
Ada Radius, Snoots Dwagon, Dot (when RL permits) (KWC volunteers)
PS. We could use another volunteer to help out with avatar and license review.
What will happen next?
The Kitely Welcome Center volunteers will review each contribution in terms of technical requirements, maturity rating, and licensing (see the separate guidelines below for details). Their review and advice will be passed on to Ilan Tochner, who will have the final say over whether a contribution is accepted or not.