AltspaceVR, the social virtual reality (VR) platform that made its debut back in 2014 have this week released a set of new tools that allow users to create their own shareable spaces. This is a big step for the platform that means users can now create more personal and creative locations to then spend time with friends in. By using a drag-and-drop interface, the new building tools for AltspaceVR users are fun, accessible and design to help the platform grow engagement.
“This is step one of a greater plan to make sure our community can help build AltspaceVR with us.” Reads the announcement on the blog from AltspaceVR: “Today our community will have basic kits that they can use to build their environment. We’ll aim to release more kits so folks can have more options to customize their world.”
Users will be able to choose a bit based on popular environments to start creating their own locations. This include the Campfire or Origin locations, where then objects can be moved around and placed wherever you want with the simple user-interface that has been created. Once a location has been saved, it can be opened up to others to come and join in the fun.
If users want to learn how to build environments in more detail, AltspaceVR will be hosting a number of world-building events to connect with the design community. The best worlds will also be featured by AltspaceVR and users will be able to share their worlds on social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. Details on the event times and dates can be found at the following link, where you can also RSVP.
Though the platform made its debut back in 2014, it was revealed back in July 2017 that it would be closing down. That was before Microsoft came in to save the day by acquiring the platform and therefore securing its future. The platform has even been used by a pastor who hopes the virtual world will help in bringing Christianity to more people.
With the release of these new tools, AltspaceVR are excited to see what the community build so make sure to share your creations with them on social media. For more on AltspaceVR in the future, keep reading VRFocus.