Other Worlds Away worlds using the same server software that have been launched during Stratagem times were new Horizone, Seducity, Second Kingdom and Datylus. Morningstar and Farmer argues that this mentality only leads to failure as the potential capabilities and imagination of a game would remain confined within the small niche of developers.
They generalized this well by pointing out that "even very imaginative people are limited in the range of variation that they can produce, especially if they are working in a virgin environment uninfluenced by the works and reactions of other designers".
The user not need to be aware of how data are encoded in the application.
This naturally follows from the good programming practice of encapsulation.
Regardless, the authors note the importance of separation between the access levels of the designer and the operator.
They classify the two coexisting virtualities as the "infrastructure level" (implementation of the cyberspace, or the "reality" of the world), which the creators should only control, and the "experiential level" (visual and interactive feature for users), which the operators are free to explore.
In February 2017, an open-source project to revive Habitat led by Randy Farmer (one of Habitat's creators) named Neo Habitat was announced to the public.
The project is currently requesting volunteer contributors to aide in developing code, region design, documentation, and provide other assistance.
The service proved too costly to be viable, so Lucasfilm Games recouped the cost of development by releasing a sized down version called Club Caribe on Quantum Link in 1988. In 1994, Fujitsu Cultural Technologies was spun off as a new division of Fujitsu Open Systems Solutions, INC or OSSI for short.The authors of Habitat were greatly concerned with allowing the broadest range of interaction possible, since they felt that interaction, not technology or information, truly drove cyberspace.Avatars had to barter for resources within the Habitat, and could even be robbed or "killed" by other avatars.Players in the same region (denoted by all objects and elements shown on a particular screen) could see, speak (through onscreen text output from the users), and interact with one another.Interestingly, Habitat was governed by its citizenry.The host maintains the system's world model enforcing the rules and keeping each player's client informed about the constantly changing state of the universe.