Entropia Universe, the fastest growing virtual universe utilizing a real cash economy, today announced the official launch of the virtual nightclub, Club NEVERDIE. The nightclub is part of the Virtual Space Resort “Club NEVERDIE,” which was purchased for a record-breaking $100,000 US dollars in late 2005, by gamer Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs. The grand opening of the nightclub, and the profits obtained from mining/hunting rights and property sales on the resort is expected to put NEVERDIE at a net worth of $1.5 million US dollars in 2006, making him the first-ever “Virtual World Millionaire.” NEVERDIE will be discussing the latest announcements at the E3 2006 Pepcom eFocus event on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:00-10:00pm in the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The complete Club NEVERDIE Resort is a turnkey business boasting several profitable assets such as a 1,000 apartment complex, 20 hunting biodomes, commercial space ship dock, themed shopping mall, and a mega stadium for championship sporting events. These facets allow for multiple means of profit by charging mining/hunting fees, selling real estate, retail sales fees, allocating transportation/docking fees, developing marketing/advertising fees for placements in the resort, and more. Operating profitably from day one and while under construction, the Club NEVERDIE Resort has brought in over $50K in mining/hunting rights alone in less than five months. The opening of the virtual nightclub which includes multiple dance floors, a live amphitheater and lounges, also leaves room for additional profitable business endeavors via the hosting of events and private parties and product launches for real world companies.
“It’s amazing to think that I have recouped half my $100,000 dollar investment while the Club is still under construction,” says Jon ‘NEVERDIE’ Jacobs. “Virtual real estate prices have soared 2000% in the Entropia universe public auction in the last 12 months, so I’m very glad I got in at the beginning. Club NEVERDIE is truly a self-sustaining business model with large growth potential including worldwide branding and real estate endeavors. Based on the typical business multiple of ten, my twelve month gross profit at the end of 2006 will put me at a net worth over a million dollars! I think it’s fair to say that the virtual revolution has begun.”
The Club NEVERDIE nightclub also creates a whole new world of revenue and marketing opportunities by allowing “real-world” DJ’s and musical artists to perform inside the “virtual” realm. The nightclub will enable the entertainment industry to reach a large audience of gamers, while providing recreational amusement for the players, thus changing the scope and face of pop-culture.
Entropia Universe is the only virtual gaming community that actively supports sales of virtual products with actual cash value within its real economy system. The economy offers the user a secure and safe way to make purchases, sales and exchange real life currency into PED (Project Entropia Dollars) and back again into real money via the real world ATM system, at a fixed exchange rate to the US Dollar. PED allows members to invest in personal development and growth through the acquisition of goods, buildings, and land in the virtual universe. In 2005, the Entropia Universe turnover was an estimated $165,000,000 US Dollars.
The heart of Entropia Universe lies in a distant planet named Calypso, encompassing two continents with large expanding cities that offer a variety of entertainment and social interaction for its citizens. Members of Entropia can create their own persona (avatar) via a character generation system, then having the option of choosing a suitable life and virtual existence for their avatar. Characters are able to enter the evolving world full of unexplored and uncultivated lands where they can join a community or even create a civilization of their own. Entropia Universe offers a new way for individuals to pursue dreams and fantasies through an adventurous virtual experience.
About Club NEVERDIE
Club NEVERDIE is situated within the Entropia Universe. NEVERDIE is a registered trademark of Jon Jacobs. Club NEVERDIE was established on Dec. 19, 2005 and can be visited via spaceship from the planet Calypso.