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There is a MMOG created by Will Harvey and Jeffrey Ventrella in 1998. There, Inc. had more than 80 employees during its development phase. Some consider There to be a chat room where role-playing is diminished in comparison to other MMORPGs; however, to many players its primary function is as more than simply a tool for socialization or chat. It can be a totally immersive alternate world, complete with custom vehicles and even homes. Participants choose an avatar, socialize, play sports and racing games, construct houses, ramps, and game venues, or simply explore the immense and tremendously varied cyber-landscape. Development of clothing, vehicles, and furniture is possible for any willing participant. Builders and painters can earn online money, called Therebucks, by creating and selling their wares.

Members can sell their therebucks to any one of the 3rd party online "banks" in exchange for a real currency, usually USD. People are able to buy therebucks from a "bank" at a lower rate than There itself, usually. See therebucks for a list of monetary exchanges.

There was owned and operated by Forterra Systems Inc..

In April 2005, There was "spun-off" as an independent company with its assets held by Makena Technologies - headed by CEO Michael Wilson and President/COO Steve Victorino.

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