VRChat is a free-to-play sandbox social platform that allows users to easily create, share and explore virtual worlds with other people from around the world. Using user-generated content and avatars, worlds can be built in VRChat from scratch or by importing pre-made worlds.
Users have shared their interests through a variety of worlds, from roleplaying as wizards and warriors to exploring a world made entirely of memes.
Users can also create custom avatars using VRChat’s avatar editor, which includes hundreds of customization options ranging from body shape, coloration, clothing and props. Want to teleport around the world of your favorite anime? Or want to shoot fireballs out of your hands in a game like Skyrim? You can do that too.
The Growth of VRChat as a Social Platform
VRChat started in 2017 as a demo scene project developed by Graham Gaylor and Jesse Joudrey. After being approached by investors from around the globe, they decided to launch a Kickstarter to support the development of a full-time team with capital to fuel growth. The Kickstarter gained enough momentum to be successfully funded within five days.
Since then, VRChat has grown to be one of the largest social platforms in virtual reality. With over 1 million downloads and 100,000 monthly active users (and growing), VRChat is developing at lightning speeds. VRChat quickly became one of the most popular applications for HTC Vive shortly after its Steam release in January 2018.
How to VRchat?
VRChat is available for download on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. To get started, simply create an account within the app or on the official VRChat website.
Once you’re in game, you can select “Play” to access worlds shared by other players. If you want to design your own world, go into Build Mode and start moving and placing objects as you see fit.
There are also beginner tutorials at the beginning of the app that will guide you through all aspects of VRChat’s world building and social interaction toolsets. If you ever get stuck, try checking out one of the many helpful guides online or join our Discord community to find other players who can help answer your questions.
How to Get Started with VRChat and How to Make Friends Locally & Online?
VRChat is a great place to meet new people from all walks of life, so it’s very easy to make friends using the platform.
If you would like to meet cool local people, check out one of your local VR/AR meetup groups or events near you. You can find a list of these by searching online for “VR/AR Meetup near me.”
If you would like to meet other players online, check out our VRChat Discord channel. Within the VRChat community, we have channels for all types of people from beginners to pro’s. In particular, you can find a group of many local players in the #Masto Public Chatroom.
How the Future Will Change the Way We Connect with People in Virtual Reality via VRChat
As VR breaks into the mainstream, the way we connect with others will be altered to become more immersive and engaging. Already, we’re seeing social platforms like VRChat developing at lightning speeds as developers seek new ways to create interactions and worlds that can only exist virtually.
VRChat is quickly becoming a leader in the next wave of social platforms. With its low cost of entry, ease of use and potential to create worlds that are fun for everyone, VRChat is quickly becoming the destination for people who want to have adventures in virtual reality with others.
VRChat is a social platform designed for virtual reality.
With over 100,000 monthly active users (and growing), VRChat is developing at lightning speeds. There are also beginner tutorials that will guide you through all aspects of VRChat’s world building and social interaction toolsets.
If you ever get stuck, try checking out one of the many helpful guides online or join their Discord community to find other players who can help answer your questions.
VRChat allows you to step inside your favorite video games and share them with others from around the world. Within VR chat, you can meet new friends and even create a room of your own. With its low cost of entry, easy to use and potential to create fun worlds for all, VRChat is the destination for those who want to have adventures with others virtually.