Caer Sidi of Paracosm Project has different implementations. First of all, it’s a service that connects game worlds on our platform. Also, it takes the form of a VR room in our ecosystem.
In the same way as the mythical fortress Caer Sidi is a portal to many dimensions of reality, our CrossParacosmic VR Hub is a portal to many dimensions of virtuality. And those dimensions are interconnected by the service of Caer Sidi.
The previous post about this part of our project is “On the way to incredible – Updates on CrossParacosmic VR Hub”. In this new article, we are going to invite you to our VR room again – still in imagination only, but with some interesting details and explanations.
Conditions for entering
One obvious technological thing is needed to enter CrossParacosmic VR Hub – a Virtual Reality headset. We recommend to check out the article “Dawn of VR gaming: failures and successes” – some nice modern VR headsets are mentioned there. Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with a powerful PC will be a good decision for your amazing gaming experience.
Another condition for Caer Sidi users is getting Paracosm Key and completing the procedure of KYC. Thus you will get a verified account and enter a closed club of trust. Your Key can be Tangible (of the real world) or digital – this is irrelevant. In both cases it allows writing data in the distributed registry and makes possible many exciting things in the VR Hub.
Anonymous users also can enter CrossParacosmic VR Hub. Still, their possibilities are very limited, they are like ghosts or spirits, which can come to full life only with Paracosm Keys.
Choose your avatar
Before an actual step into the VR Caer Sidi, you should choose your appearance, your virtual avatar. They can be bought through the Caer Sidi XR Store or Asset market. This is an opportunity for users to expand the variety of their virtual images and for creators to sell extraordinary avatars and get revenue from this.
A new thing here that hasn’t been discussed in our posts yet is the possibility to get avatars from completing some special tasks in the connected games. You can get something in the style of the Post Scriptum paracosm, or with the mysterious spirit of Altar.
Of course, we’ll provide our users with a set of free avatars for CrossParacosmic VR Hub.
Inside of CrossParacosmic VR Hub
Users enter the virtual representation of the fortress Caer Sidi after pressing the special button. They appear in the VR space through a big entrance – to explore surroundings, to communicate with each other, and to start new adventures in one of the games.
In CrossParacosmic VR Hub, you will be able to see avatars of other users and read their nicknames, hovering above. This option of seeing nicknames can be turned off – maybe you prefer more realistic feelings of being among people.
To interact with someone, you should point at their avatar with your controller. The interaction menu will appear with the following possibilities:
- text chat – to communicate by text messages;
- voice chat – for direct communications;
- ban – to prevent all the interactions with this person;
- info – to check out the available information about this user.
Just by walking around CrossParacosmic VR Hub, you will be able to hear voices of people nearby. This option can be turned off. For private communications, you can enter special pavilions.
Games, connected to the Paracosm platform and Caer Sidi service will be available all around the place in the form of small portals. Just enter them to start playing. It will be possible to get a game if it’s still not in your library. If you consider starting adventures in a new paracosm, you can take a glimpse at it and to feel its internal atmosphere through those portals. The Asset Market is also available through such “windows”.
CrossParacosmic VR Hub is mostly a social experience, so we implement the system of automatic grouping friends and adding them to one VR room. The quantity of rooms in CrossParacosmic VR Hub depends on the number of active users at a particular moment – if it becomes too big, our VR Hub will be replicated to new rooms.
Opportunities for developers
We develop the ecosystem of Paracosm Project in tight cooperation with many partners. For example, we create CrossParacosmic VR Hub together with Iridescent Studio. The first 3rd-party developer on our platform is the indie-studio Wanted Games. We welcome other creators to add their games to our ecosystem and thus expand the playing audience for them.
CrossParacosmic VR Hub will provide 3rd-party developers with possibilities to advertise their paracosms by placing portals to them in a nicely visible position.
CrossParacosmic VR Hub is built on the Unreal Engine.
For everyone who is interested in cooperation with Paracosm Project, we recommend checking out the video presentation of our products, made by our CEO Pavel Shlapak at the recent web-conference. This post also includes the Q&A session with our founder Sergey Ivancheglo (Come-from-Beyond).
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