Utherverse launching kid-friendly virtual world platform for business, education

Press release: Utherverse Launches Newest 3D Internet Version: ‘WebWorlds.com’

Vancouver, BC – Utherverse Digital Inc., the architects behind the 3D internet platform, today announced it is expanding its contribution to the 3D web space with the launch of its newest version, WebWorlds.com.

Similar to the company’s 2009 Virtual World Web release, which combines the practicalities of the flat web but integrates video game technology to create a 3D internet experience, WebWorlds offers a platform that is appropriate for anyone, ages 13 and up.

Brian Shuster, CEO of Utherverse Digital Inc.

Brian Shuster, CEO of Utherverse Digital Inc.

“This is a significant step forward for the 3D internet world,” said Utherverse CEO Brian Shuster. “It opens up the incredible opportunities of the 3D Web to both the academic and business worlds — sectors that were previously reluctant because of the 18+ age restriction of the original Virtual World Web.”

WebWorlds.com is a family-friendly version of the Virtual World Web – a different kind of Internet in which “sites” are actually immersive, video-game-style environments. Users are represented with avatars within the Web Worlds and can walk through virtual worlds to visually and physically interact with surroundings, objects and other users.

According to Shuster, the new version will allow the company to dramatically expand its user type and audience. “We already have interest from universities, real estate developers and convention planners who are preparing to launch Web Worlds on the platform to augment their real-world and flat-web presences,” Shuster said.

Like other Utherverse products, UtherAcademy is an immersive virtual world that requires users to download a proprietary viewer to access it. (Image courtesy Utherverse.)

Like other Utherverse products, UtherAcademy is an immersive virtual world that requires users to download a proprietary viewer to access it. (Image courtesy Utherverse.)

Online learning, Shuster explained, is an area that has already garnered success on the existing Virtual World Web through UtherAcademy, which launched in 2011. In this setting, rather than opening up Web CT and browsing through flat uploaded documents, students are able to sit in 3D-style classrooms, participate in discussions and pose questions via voice or written chat.

Similarly, realtors are now finding 3D capabilities to be much more efficient and forward thinking when compared to flat, 2D listing sites, Shuster said. “Virtual open houses can help potential buyers view a virtual replica of a home they are interested in, ask a realtor questions, and quickly gain an understanding of the dimensions of a space by walking as an avatar through it,” he said.

About Utherverse.net

Utherverse is the leading developer of the 3D Web, the Virtual World Web (VWW), which currently consists of more than 110,000 independently, operated virtual business-worlds and millions of personal virtual worlds. The company was formed in 2002 with the goal of supplementing the flat web with a 3D web that could bring a new kind of efficiency to businesses and users, in entertainment, education, commerce and charity.

Among Utherverse’s offerings are the Virtual World Web –TheVWW.com – which provides simple software that enables anyone to create their own Virtual World; UtherAcademy, which provides education and tutoring across a wide range of subjects; UtherInteriors, a next-generation real-estate sales tool and interior design platform; and 3DTunes, a music and karaoke devoted virtual world.

For more information, please see http://www.utherverse.net.

Related Posts

Press Release

This is a press release, contributed by an outside company or organization and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of anybody at this publication. Read about how to write a press release here. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/HypergridBiz.

  • o_O the same peeps that made the Red Light District with the tag line of “safe 3D environment where you can explore your deepest sexual and non-sexual fantasies”!!!

    doh!

    and this seems a bit heady ” the architects behind the 3D internet platform”

    • Yeah… 🙂

      Also the “Web worlds” is a bit of a misnomer, since they don’t have a web-based viewer. It’s a standard downloadable one.

    • Robert Samson

      Brian would love everyone to believe he invented the internet you know him and Al Gore lol.

      Do enough digging about those people and you’d be amazed just what you’ll find.

      I think the only true thing in this entire story is that the site is now live, everything else seems to be one huge truth stretch after another.

  • ELQ

    isn’t WebWorlds a name spoton3d is using for something?