Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

The Ghost Howls

We all dream of the Metaverse , a fantastic online virtual world where we can all hang out with other people and do whatever we want. Or better: in connecting already existing virtual worlds to build a Metaverse. This means some weapons could literally be in both worlds.

Educators sour on virtual worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are souring on virtual worlds, as evidenced by declining participation in online forums, in virtual conference attendances and education-related destinations on the Second Life grid. As a result, the use of virtual environments like Second Life seems to be in decline.

‘Sansar’ Will Open to All in First Half of 2017 with a New Approach to Virtual Worlds

Road to VR

Sansar , a virtual world platform from the creators of Second Life, will open its doors to everyone in the first half of 2017. And now the company is building a new virtual world platform, Sansar , to serve the next generation. Platform vs. World.

FragmentVR Opens A Window To Reality Within The Virtual World

VRScout

View your surroundings while in VR via a customized virtual window to the real world. While disconnecting from reality has its perks, some things just can’t be accomplished from outside the confines of the real world.

Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

Road to VR

For one, I know when my virtual hand is coming in contact with the virtual object beyond simple visual verification because I can feel it pushing against my finger tips.

Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

Hypergrid Business

Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference is a good example that showcases this work.

Gamescom Interview 2019: Mammossix Discuss a Virtual World for Everyone

Peter Graham

When it comes to big open virtual reality (VR) worlds with social features there does seem to be a growing abundance of them, such as Somnium Space , Sansar, OrbusVR: Reborn and Nostos to name a few.

New ‘Sansar’ Video Glimpses More Virtual Worlds Made on the Social VR Platform

Road to VR

Sansar is the next-gen virtual world platform from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life (2003). Due to launch in Spring 2017, Sansar is a new take for the company on virtual worlds, this time built from the ground up with support for virtual reality.

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

UploadVR

In this Exploration, we’ll explore the fundamentals of VR sound design, plus take a deep dive into the auditory world of Blocks. Virtual reality is an exciting medium, but for first time users it can take a few minutes to master its limitations.

Worldpay Demos System for Making Payments Inside Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches , it’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to make it easy for people to pay for things while immersed in their virtual worlds.

Book: Virtual worlds can help learning

Hypergrid Business

Virtual learning environments can enhance retention through the feeling of presence and interactive learning tasks, according to the recently-published book Learning in Virtual Worlds, which is a compilation of studies about the use of virtual worlds in education.

New ‘High Fidelity’ Partnership Makes it Easier to Host Your Own Virtual World

Road to VR

“Early on, High Fidelity made a strategic choice to pursue a development model based on distributed ownership of the virtual spaces running our software,” writes High Fidelity COO Thomas Schofield.

8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

Eight year ago, when I first launched Hypergrid Business , virtual worlds offered a unique set of compelling features. There was presence, and immersion, and the ability to create your own virtual environments. Virtual worlds aren’t the only visible path to a metaverse.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

UploadVR

I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

Poly Is Google’s Foundation For Building Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

Google is launching Poly, a service with a growing library of free objects for creators to incorporate into their virtual worlds. Poly further positions Google to deliver foundational software and services that could one day open up 3D modeling and virtual world creation to millions of people through VR and AR. Earlier this year, the company added Blocks to its creative suite of immersive computing apps — enabling the creation of simple 3D virtual objects.

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further

UploadVR

Groundbreaking VR content company Within raised $40 million in funding to help it “push the medium of virtual and augmented reality even further,” according to a press release. Within builds its own virtual worlds and also curates some from other creators, with apps available on both .

5G and Improbable Could Power Massive Multiplayer Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

UploadVR

The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. In the picture above, you can see how real people can be inserted into a virtual world.

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Play Games & Share Live Experiences in Virtual Worlds with AltspaceVR

Next Reality VR

People fear virtual reality will isolate us, but the right experience can prove it does the opposite. AltspaceVR is a virtual world you can utilize to chat with others around the world, but that's not all.

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

UploadVR

Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Both companies remain at the forefront of VR’s push toward mainstream adoption, with Improbable heading in the direction of allowing millions of people to experience a virtual world at the same time while Unity works at the forefront of development that could allow anyone to build and shape virtual worlds using intuitive tools.

‘Hotel Blind’ Makes You A Blind Man In A Virtual World

UploadVR

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Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

Next Reality VR

Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential.

SIGGRAPH: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind via @UploadVR.

AllThingsVR

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Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further via @UploadVR.

AllThingsVR

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Sansar Content Creation Experience Unveiled Showing Impressive Results

Road to VR

Virtual world Second Life creator Linden Lab from has revealed what its like to create worlds within their new multi-user creative VR platform Sansar in this new video which follows Second Life veteran content creator Loz Hyde as he builds an elaborate virtual space using Sansar ‘s toolset.

The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

Next Reality VR

Most virtual and mixed reality headsets offer unnatural controls, making you use awkward movements or physical devices to control the holographic elements in your direct view.

Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World

VRJournal

which develops, markets and distributes Monster branded products for use in high-performance consumer electronics, mobile products and computing applications, The post Monster Moves: Young VR Innovator Reiterates Strategy in Virtual World appeared first on VRJournal. Monster Digital, Inc.,

HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

Slashgear

Virtual and mixed reality are pretty great, but they offer somewhat solitary experiences most of the time. Archive augmented reality hololens Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality Unity virtual reality

Cyberdelic virtual worlds and creating vibrant virtual communities featuring Christopher Valore AKA the Architect

Enter VR

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Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce

Enter VR

The post Best VR games of the year and the race for the ultimate block chain virtual world with Cymatic Bruce appeared first on Enter VR. interviews Podcasts Cymatic Bruce EnterVR Virtual Reality Podcast vrWelcome to the Enter VR podcast!

‘Second Life’ Indefinitely Suspends Official Oculus Rift CV1 Support

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VWBPE seeks science fair exhibitors

Hypergrid Business

On its tenth anniversary, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is adding a new element in to its conference program, a science fair.

Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

TechCrunch VR

Over the past five years, virtual reality was the latest new thing to make or break fortunes, and the founding team behind the Korean company AmazeVR are the latest would-be dream-makers to take their turn spinning the wheel for Hollywood fortunes. Despite billions of dollars in investment, and a sustained marketing push from some of the biggest names in the technology industry, virtual reality still doesn’t register with most regular consumers.

Users up, land down for holidays

Hypergrid Business

Virtual Worlds Grid gained the most land area, the equivalent of 964 standard region, followed by ZetaWorlds with 447 regions, 3rd Rock Grid with 231, Kitely with 221, and PMGrid closing the fifth spot with 48 regions. Craft World also gained more than 100 active users.

OpenSim records gains in land area and active users

Hypergrid Business

OSGrid was the largest gainer in OpenSim land area with an additional 1,421 regions, followed by Virtual Worlds Grid that gained 429 regions and Kitely 339 regions. OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift.

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