Khodovarikha’s lonely beauty in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Khodovarikha; Inara Pey, October 2017, on Flickr Khodovarikha – click any image for full size

Serene Footman, the man behind Furillen, (see here, here and here for more) and La Digue du Braek (see here) opened a further region in August 2017. Once again it is an atmospheric setting based on a location in the physical world.

Khodovarikha, a Homestead region, is modelled after the spit of land going by the same name which projects eastwards into the Pechora Sea off the coast of north-west Russia. As you might expect from this description, it is a lonely and desolate place – and such places hold an appeal with Serene. In 2015, the area was the focus of a Russian Television documentary, Arctic Limbo, and this appears to have served as Serene’s inspiration in designing the region.

Khodovarikha; Inara Pey, October 2017, on Flickr Khodovarikha

Serene’s vision of Khodovarikha captures the desolate isolation of the area perfectly – and provides a…

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Author: Thomas

A man working his life out, day-by-day

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