Virtual dating world
IMVU offers more modernized realistic graphics and physics for a virtual world game where you can make and customize your own detailed 3D avatars, content, and rooms.
The game has one of the largest virtual goods catalogs out of all the virtual worlds listed with more than 30 million items.
Could VR and the immersive presence it offers make this process even more successful? A VR date might be a more intense and personal experience.
Moving from screen to VR invokes "presence" — the feeling of actually being in the virtual space itself.
The options are endless; you will get to meet and chat with new players in various locations like lounges, theme parks, clubs, user created rooms, as well as play games that range in genre from puzzles to action/adventure.
IMVU allows content creation so you can sell your products in its catalog as well as participate in user groups and forums to showcase your work.
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. From Match.com, which launched in 1995, the idea of meeting and chatting with someone in a digital space has spread to Facebook, Second Life and apps like Tinder.
With VR coming of age, we're about to discover what happens when you combine the two.
Even further from reality, a Japanese gaming company reportedly offers men the chance to marry their favourite anime character in a real chapel where physical sensations such as kissing are mimicked using props while the groom carries out the actions in VR.Some parts in the game are not appropriate for kids and this title is recommended for people ages 18 and over.Despite being released in 2003, Second Life still remains one of the most popular virtual world games in existence with over a half million active users still playing today.Facebook has launched a show called Virtually Dating, a version of a blind date using VR technology.It's a strange mix, because the people are physically in the same space but can only see each other and interact in VR.