What do you get when you cross Second Life, Oculus Rift, and an open-source platform? The answer: Stageverse, the first metaverse of its kind. This social VR platform allows anyone to create virtual venues in which users can interact with each other and purchase digital content like virtual clothing and virtual gift cards using their real money. These virtual venues are fully customizable with skyboxes that can be imported from the Unity store or made completely from scratch using Stageverse’s unique avatars and digital assets—and any combination of the two.
What is the Metaverse?
The metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space, including the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet.
Imagine a world where everyone you know is inside your computer. There’s no need for headsets or keyboards; it would be as easy as opening an app on your phone. A world where any daydream you can imagine could exist in perfect detail with graphics that outshine every dream before it. This place is known as the metaverse (met·a·vers·e)–a collective shared space for which communication channels are not limited by physical boundaries and connecting people with each other across long distances.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality, VR for short, is defined as a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly physical way. In other words, virtual reality uses devices such as headsets and gloves and allows users to interact with these 3D environments in real-time. Virtual Reality is an artificial environment that provides immersive sensory experiences through which the user feels like they are present in a physical place or real-world setting. One of the best parts about VR technology is its accessibility; it does not require any additional peripherals because all you need is your headset and motion controllers.
How do you get started with Stageverse?
1. Download Stageverse. The program is available on Steam, which you can find here. Stageverse is also offered on Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus Rift VR headsets.
2. Once you’ve downloaded it, sign up for an account by clicking Create Account. 3. In order to download anything in the app, you will need to purchase credits and create a content package first by clicking Buy Now.
Follow these simple steps to get you started!
As a Creator in Stageverse
Stageverse is a social VR platform that features virtual venues, interactive experiences, and digital content. With a customizable avatar and an endless range of possibilities for fun with friends, it’s no wonder people are already making themselves at home in Stageverse. Even if you’re not actively involved in any of its immersive events, the second you log on you’ll be able to explore virtual worlds with your friends from all over the world. And because all interactions take place in shared space (think Facebook Spaces meets Disney World), there’s no need for a headset, goggles, or anything else that might hinder your experience.
As a Viewer on Stageverse
As you know Stageverse is a social VR platform for anyone with an interest in virtual reality. The creators/members of this space have created some interesting content already and you should look forward to seeing what is yet to come. In fact, members are even currently live streaming concerts! To get started, you can create your account by choosing from one of many available avatars. From there, you’ll be able to explore all the features. One thing that I really love is that with Stageverse–you never know who you might meet next!
Entrepreneurship opportunities on Stageverse
Stageverse is much more than a game or social network; they offer artists, designers, developers, and storytellers ways to build their own worlds and share them with others. We’re on an entrepreneurial mission to create new art for our augmented virtual reality spaces through cutting-edge content. Whether it’s apps you want to make or interactive experiences you want to share with other users, we have resources that are available for people at every level of their careers.
Incubate with Us- Metaworks Holdings
Metaworks Holdings is an incubation company formed to create new, foundationally stable, scalable business units primarily focused on modeling existing, successful, traditional, and/or progressive recurring revenue streams existing within existing and new Metaverse.
The ultimate goal is for each business unit to raise money independently and provide best-in-class products or services in each of their respective industries. Additionally, all units incubated under Metaworks will be able to get added benefits from the other businesses’ goods or services in our ecosystem. Find out more: metaworksholdings.com.