Scienverse a software developer specialising in virtual reality (VR) is planning on creating a VR world that combines VR apps with social media all in one place, by launching a Kickstarter campaign in the next couple of weeks.
The platform will be open source and looks to combines VR applications in one place by providing the independent developers with the chance to integrate their own apps into the platform. Using the cloud service, users will not have to download any of the applications beforehand. Users of the system will be able to meet, talk, and share with their friends in a 3D virtual environment rather than a 2D screen.
Boris Samardzhiev, CEO of Scienverse has said in a statement: “Scienverse is the perfect bridge between users and developers in the virtual reality ecosystem, because of the features it provides for both parties. Furthermore, voice chatting inside the platform, instead of typing words on a keyboard, makes the social interaction much more intuitive and natural, which leads to the next generation of digital social networking.”
Scienverse is planning to support all the major operating systems and VR head-mounted displays (HMD), like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Project Morpheus and Samsung Gear VR to name a few. The Kickstarter campaign will being on 7th September, and is aiming to raise $113,800 USD (€100,000 EUR) for the project.
VRFocus will be reporting on the launch of the campaign and following its progress over the coming weeks.
UPDATE: Since this article was written, Scienverse has contacted VRFocus to say the campaign start has now changed to the 17th September 2015 to implement various website updates.