Metaplace Embeds Virtual Worlds

San Diego-based Metaplace, the online virtual world startup headed by Raph Koster, disclosed today that the firm is now allowing users to easily embed virtual worlds into any web page. Metaplace said that web users can now embed the firm's Flash-based virtual worlds into blogs or webpages. The firm has been working towards allowing anyone to build their own virtual world and place it on their own web page since 2008, when it scored a funding round from Charles River Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, and well known angels Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Koster and co-founder John Donham were both previously at Sony Online Entertainment.