The virtual realm, a once sci-fi novelty in films and literature, is now taking its shape as a social networking platform into our browsers with AltspaceVR. Virtual reality is not new, but having it as a platform for remotely meeting and connecting with people we actually know is a great innovation. The best part of this world is we’re given the ability to build.

Create Shared Virtual Space and Experiences with AltspaceVR

AltspaceVR is an online medium for people to connect with their friends through shared virtual spaces and interact as human as possible in those spaces online. It’s dubbed as the ‘virtual reality social platform’ where you can build and design your spaces, but this ability is only available for developers at the moment.

You can create amazing experiences with your friends in your virtual space like watching your favorite movies together, surf the internet, play video games, or do anything you want as long as the web can provide. These virtual spaces are built in 2D and ideally offer anything you can scour in the internet today with your friends. The notion is all about sharing experiences virtually, which has not yet been done outside of movies.

AltspaceVR’s API

Like in role playing games, AltspaceVR will also allow users to customise their space with the available 3D and 2D content from the web. The only people that can do this for now are specialised developers. AltspaceVR is also making its API available for designers so they can make use of their JavaScript knowledge to build new experiences. Developers will only have to write in JS to make the virtual reality space a wonderful place.

Experiencing AltspaceVR with Oculus Rift

To fully immerse yourself in the virtual reality world, you have to use Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display to navigate your way in your space. The device has been used to simulate virtual reality games like Left 4 Dead, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2.

The company’s developers are still working on improving the platform to release it on beta. Clearly, AltspaceVR like other VR companies being developed is already a grand idea that can be scaled at an unimaginable size in the future. To be one of the first to experience VR, you can sign up in its official website.