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Last updated November 23, 2015

Scienverse: Virtual Reality World

Next-generation Virtual Reality WORLD that brings together 3rd party VR apps in one multi-user environment.

Scienverse: Virtual Reality World

Next-generation Virtual Reality WORLD that brings together 3rd party VR apps in one multi-user environment.

€2,423
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 23 2015 9:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2015

About

We are strongly dedicated in bringing everyone to the Virtual World, but we need your help. We need to know why you supported our campaign, or why you didn't. With your feedback will we be able to improve and develop further the Scienverse project. Leave your feedback here

Scienverse recently partnered with OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality), leveraging the organisation’s software platform in order to make integration of 3rd party content and devices easier. In addition to this, any 3rd parties supporting Scienverse will also automatically support the entire OSVR hardware and software ecosystem, making support for Scienverse mutually beneficial.

“Scienverse provides a platform for third-party virtual reality applications combined with a next generation social network” - VR Journal

“Scienverse to build cross-platform social world and app environment” -HypergridBusiness

“Scienverse combining VR Apps and Social Networking” - VR Focus

Scienverse is a revolutionary Virtual Reality (VR) multi-user cross-compatible platform designed for wide range of VR experiences like games, entertainment, education, and anything that VR can offer. It works as a virtual city that brings together VR applications and expands with the number of VR experiences inside. Everyone is able to reach the VR apps by entering different portal rooms in each of the buildings. Scienverse users have the chance to meet, talk and have fun together like never before. The access to applications inside Scienverse will be free of charge, unless if a specific app requires addition paid access.

Scienverse is the only virtual world which allows developers to publish their own VR applications to a unique open-source platform. It, unlike any other virtual world, allows deployment of 3rd party applications and services.

We are the first to provide the users with natural reach of multiple VR apps. Moreover, Scienverse is unique in providing compatibility which gives you the freedom to pick the device that suits you best. The Scienverse platform is compatible with all major VR headsets, controllers, and it works across all major operating systems. Even though, this is a complex task, we already have a strong team with us who can stand behind the realization of the idea.

We at Scienverse are committed to make the variety of VR experiences accessible to everybody. So far the VR was focused on games, which is only one side of the coin. However, we want to provide the full picture by merging technology and software in a platform compatible with all major Operating Systems and VR devices. Therefore, we believe Scienverse will greatly increase the development of the emerging Virtual Reality market.

Play a variety of VR apps - Scienverse enables you and your friends to play a variety of applications and enjoy the full, unlimited VR.

Social Interaction - Scienverse brings social networking to a whole new level: meet, talk, and have fun together with your friends in a VR environment. Every user will have their own customizable avatar, which will represent them in a unique way.

Access virtual reality apps like never before - Only in Scienverse you can choose and enter different VR applications without downloading them one by one. Scienverse uses a revolutionary technology that allows streaming of virtual reality content directly to the end user. 

Deploy 3rd party apps - Scienverse is an open source platform that provides developers with the chance to deploy their own apps into the platform. By providing space for developers and companies, Scienverse gathers all VR applications in a single interconnected Virtual World.

Choose and experience an unmatched variety of VR apps. Scienverse represents a Virtual World that gathers many applications in one place, providing stream connection to the users allowing them to experience VR apps without the tedious downloading and installing each one of them. Just download the client and have access to Scienverse which gathers all the VR apps.

Scienverse enables you to play, learn, train, travel, or do business in Virtual Reality. It creates space for deployment of VR apps, and thus expands the potential of VR. Each portal room in the platform is your gate to a different application. Everything created by the VR developers will be readily available on the platform and easily accessed by all our users. The number of rooms depends on the number of apps deployed in Scienverse. Therefore, it is a self-expanding platform.

Scienverse is an open source, cross-compatible platform that works with Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. We are bringing a revolutionary approach which will allow you to connect with users no matter the headset or operating system they are using. Using Scienverse with mobile headsets will require connecting an external mobile controller.

In Scienverse you will have your own customizable avatar - your virtual representation in Scienverse. You can control and navigate through the Virtual World by using a keyboard, joystick or if you are seeking the best experience - specialized VR controllers. The avatar will give indications to others about your presence in the platform, allowing easy communication and interaction.

Ever dreamed for a perfect virtual home, with great view and modern design, where you can gather with friends? We got you covered! You will be able to own and furnish your VR apartment in your own style. Don't hesitate to invite other users and throw a VR home party or watch movies together. ATTENTION: Only now you have the chance to buy and own an VR apartment. After the official Scienverse launch, there will be no more apartments for sale because it will be allowed only to rent an apartment from others. Therefore, those who choose to take pledge #5 or #8 will have the chance to also rent their apartments to other users.

You didn’t think that we are going to let you just walk, did you? We've prepared an amazing set of vehicles you can choose from to accommodate all your virtual journeys. Each one has unique functionality and will suit every need. Z1 is a ground motorbike with medium speed, whereas G1 is a ground vehicle with high speed. In addition you have a fast flying vehicle M1 and the big ground vehicle P1 which is used for transportation of multiple users at once.

A trusty futuristic drone that you can customize could be always handy during your journey. Powerful search and recommendation to a variety of activities and applications. It projects information directly to the user’s field of view, including video, pictures and web browser functionality.

We have prepared epic rewards for you! Don’t forget to pick the one that you like the most, and thus contribute towards the realization of a ground-breaking VR platform.

You can get a Scienverse T-shirt through the reward list below. Available in 2 colors, black and white, and in different sizes S, M, L, XL. Specify your color and size (e.g. White M) when you make your selection.

Exceptionally crafted silicone wristbands available in multiple colors. They emphasize on connecting easily with others by holding an unique QR code that identifies your Scienverse account. When you see somebody wearing a wristband, you can easily add him to your friends-list in Scienverse by scanning the QR code. When you make a pledge please specify the color wanted (e.g. Blue).

NFC is fairly new technology and it can be very useful in our daily life. That's why we decided to provide the users with our own NFC tags. Any NFC tag by default comes with link for referring new users. You can stick this tag anywhere in your office, university, public places or just spread the word around the city. Those who get a referral registered will receive some cool rewards! In addition, we will keep the NFC tags unlocked in order to put any function if you want later.

An unique hand crafted Collector's Edition is reserved for our true fans. It includes printed glossy booklet of selected unreleased concept art during the production, stickers and swag items. It also features the full soundtrack used in Scienverse.

Want to have your own private space where you can create unique landscapes, art styles and objects across huge perimeter? In Scienverse you setup your own environment. While, the flying islands are very rare in Scienverse world (only 6), everyone will be able to see and access them, which makes them a great place for positioning your applications (maximum of 14).

Scienverse’s main goal is to be the main content sharing platform for VR. In such way, Scienverse could become the perfect bridge between VR users and content creators in one common environment.

What Scienverse offers to developers?

Our aim is to create an SDK for the developers, offering a set of tools for managing and developing virtual reality applications with rapid content delivery towards any users in the platform. It will help you manage, develop and publish virtual reality content in a unique way.

SDK - The SDK includes transaction system, analytical tools, content streaming system, access to users’ feedback.  
Compatibility - Adopting the SDK into your future or already existing applications, will make your application to work with all major VR headsets, controllers and Operating Systems. This has never been implemented so far on a similar content-sharing platform and it is the feature that makes us unique.
Low Fees - Compared to other similar platforms, Scienverse provides you with up to 92%* of your application’s income sales, instead of the usual 70%. (check our website for more detailed information)
Community - By having access to the forum of Scienverse developers, you will get a good documentation plus the ability to get feedback from all Scienverse developers in a community-driven system, which will help you build better application. 

Publish your VR application 

The idea of Scienverse is to create a link between VR users and developers, therefore we will not hold any rights over your apps or content. With Scienverse you can only benefit from distributional point of view, so that your VR application will easily accessible by anyone in the world.

NOTE: Every developer who wants his application to take advantage of the Scienverse platform needs to build it using Unreal Engine. For now, this is needed because many game engines are proprietary which means we can not change any of their code because they are not open-source. Therefore, if your application has already been developed in other game engines (such as Unity3D), you will have to port it to Unreal Engine.

Open-source movement WOO-HOO 

We believe in a world, where the technology and the tools used for creation are free and open for everybody. Therefore, all of our code will be available @ Github and on our website. Scienverse will be built collaboratively from people all around the world. Why we use Unreal Engine? It is the only platform that could allow the development of Scienverse, plus it aligns with our vision for open-source software development.

We recently partnered with OSVR, leveraging the organisation’s software platform in order to make integration of 3rd party content and devices easier.

What the Developers get from our Kickstarter campaign

If you choose to take pledge #6, #9, or #12, the following terms apply.

Feel free to check our website for more information regarding the bidding process and the royalty fee. 

Scienverse is based on open-source principles which allow unlimited expansion. The platform grows based on the number of applications inside. The more VR applications the developers create, the more VR applications will be available in the platform, therefore the space in the platform will grow continuously.

Since April 2015, we've come a long way on the Scienverse concept, the research, the ideas, and of course the team members and laying the foundations of the platform. We have already overcome some of our major obstacles but many more are yet to come. We are united and determined to create a product that will revolutionise the VR Industry. 

We need your help to finalize our software development, design, and deploy our network infrastructure.

Here is how we are going to invest the funding we receive:

Software Development: Maintaining the source repository, building and extending the code behind Scienverse client and Scienverse server as well as the SDK.
Art & Design: Creating a unique modern art style with great attention to details. Creation of concept art, 3D models, animation sets and textures.
User Interface: Building the next generation of user interface that is going to power Scienverse through Virtual Reality.
Network Security: With great application comes great responsibility. That is why we want to make sure that all of your data is secured and no one has access to it except you.
3D Sound & SFX: The virtual reality experience is a sophisticated one - it consists of both visual and audio immersiveness. During the production cycle we will need a lot of great sound experience.

With your support we can make Scienverse a reality. The funding we need to achieve our first milestone is 100,000 EUR. We truly believe that with your help, Scienverse will enhance the way you and those around you interact with technology.

Scienverse was started as an initiative to embrace Virtual Reality technology. With time, we foresaw some of the major flaws that were preventing the VR industry from achieving its full capacity. Our team has already acquired a rich experience in developing open-source tools and maintaining major projects. Therefore, we wanted to create a product that will change the future of Virtual Reality for the better!

Risks and challenges

Technically there will always be some obstacles, but we are ready and experienced enough to tackle them in the process.

Our main priority is the production of high quality software with unique features.
The fact that our product is delivered digitally, makes it easier to distribute it to the people globally, which decreases the risk of reaching the end users.

As a software company, we will do our best in setting up a great IT environment not only for our employees, but also for developers all over the world! Our biggest motivation is You and your support. You make the creation of Scienverse possible. Thank you!

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    #1 SUPPORTER

    -A set of HQ Scienverse wallpapers
    -Virtual High-Five and thank you for the support
    -Special ’Backer’ badge in our forum

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    #2 PREMIUM SUPPORTER

    -A set of HQ Scienverse wallpapers
    -Virtual High-Five and thank you for the support!
    -Special ’Backer’ badge to your Scienverse avatars
    -Your name in the Hall of Fame on our platform and website
    -Get in touch directly to the team and propose your awesome idea about the platform.

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    #3 BETA ACCESS

    -Official key for the Scienverse Beta version
    -Two additional Beta keys to invite your friends
    -2x Scienverse stickers with NFC tag (unlocked)
    -Virtual Drone that will always guide you inside Scienverse
    -The original digital soundtrack of Scienverse

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    #4 ENTHUSIAST

    -All of the above
    -Motorbike Z1 for faster transportation inside Scienverse
    -Scienverse T-Shirt signed by the founders (available in black or white)
    -Silicone wristband with QR code (choose a color)
    -’Thank You’ card, written and signed by the team
    -’The Making of Scienverse’ video

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    #5 SETTLER

    -Your very own customizable Virtual Apartment that you can call a VR Home
    -Vehicle model G1 for faster transportation inside Scienverse
    -Special ’Settler’ badge on your Scienverse avatars and forum account
    -Includes pledge #3

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    #6 JUNIOR DEVELOPER

    -Early access to our SDK and closed Beta.
    -Reserve a portal room for your app in the Scienverse platform. Rooms are limited, first come first serve rule applies. (6 months period)
    -Technical support included
    -’Developer’ badge to your Scienverse avatars and in your forum account.

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    #7 COLLECTOR

    -A specially crafted boxed copy of Scienverse, hand signed by the founders, including CD with the Scienverse Original Soundtrack
    -Head-start key (start 10 days before the official launch day)
    -Skype call (1h) with the founders, discuss future ideas, share experience, and stories.

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    #8 PREMIUM SETTLER

    -Two Virtual Apartments for you and your friend that you can call a VR Home
    -Air vehicle M1 for faster flying transportation inside Scienverse
    -Vehicle model P1 used for transportation of multiple users at once inside Scienverse
    -Premium badge to your avatars and forum account

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    #9 SENIOR DEVELOPER

    -Reserve 3 portal rooms for 3 of your VR apps in the Scienverse platform. Rooms are limited, first come first serve rule applies. (6 months period)
    -Privileged Technical support
    -Early access to our SDK and closed Beta
    -Developer badge to your avatars and forum account

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    #10 VIRTUAL ARCHITECT

    -Get involved in the creation of Scienverse
    -Design a portion of the City’s infrastructure such as concept art, 3D models and textures
    -Your name will be also featured in the ’City Architects’ list as one of the people who helped in the development of Scienverse.

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    #11 MEET THE TEAM
    (Travelling costs not included)

    -Spend 2 days with the team and explore our workspace
    -Dinner and party with the Scienverse team
    -Get the first HMD that our team have used, a Google Cardboard, signed by the founders. Only one in existence, first come first serve rule applies.

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    #12 VIRTUAL FLYING ISLAND

    -Develop your ultimate virtual experiences (up to 14 apps) on a separate land that you can design completely in your own style and make it awesome!
    -Extremely Rare and limited (only 6 in existence)
    -You will work closely with our team in order to achieve the best.

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Funding period

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