Friends Hangout is built using the Unity game engine. This allows the creation of amazing 3D worlds that play right inside your browser. Unity allows you to do things no other game engine can, which is why it is gaining so much popularity in the game industry right now.
Friends Hangout has partnered with Darwin Dimensions to take advantage of the power of their Evolver avatar software. This software allows users to create remarkable avatars superior to those in most other games and virtual worlds. Users are also provided with numerous customization options so they can readily achieve the look that they want.
“FriendsHangout was not created by some large gaming company, our team consist of only 3 full-time employees and a few part-timers”, said Visual Inspirations CEO, Jeff White. “We have spent the past 2 years testing and updating through great feedback from our beta testers, without whom, we would never have got this far. I think you will be impressed at what a small team of dedicated developers with a focused goal can do.” “One of our objectives is to let users enjoy creating 3D worlds at a minimum cost.
We have various size worlds to choose from. Other similar websites charge as much as $195 every month for the size world we give away for FREE!” Among the site’s features is the opportunity to create a limitless number of worlds. These can be earned by simply playing the game and using the website or purchased through one of their vendors. A user can also view the world/worlds of other users and even create their own custom playlist of worlds.
For those with a larger appetite, they even allow the creation of your own galaxy and eventually even your own universe. Friends Hangout provides features for businesses and ends users alike. You can promote your products in virtual stores and even advertise in other worlds. Moreover, with just a few lines of html code, these 3D worlds can be embedded into your own website. As their system grows, all these various sites will be able to link to one another.
The chat room feature alone can help them generate traffic. Their technology is ideal for artist, designers, and architects. You supply the design and Friends Hangout handles things like the programming, avatars, chat functions, interface, networking, web hosting, etc. The Pause & Resume function is very unique. This is particularly beneficial for spontaneous gamers who only wish to spend a few minutes every time in our worlds. They can save their current game and resume the next time they play again. As the number of worlds increases, this will save users a lot of time when travelling back and forth to distant galaxies.
The next step in their process is to allow users to customize their own friend’s hangout 3D games. Imagine creating your own first-person shooter or race game. Friends Hangout plans to create many types of games and developers will be able to link into their code using an API and even add additional code that other developers can use. For developers that use Unity, they can really take advantage of Friends Hangout using one of their custom templates.
Developers can also sell their content to other users through the Friends Hangout virtual catalogue. For end users, the tools they have created make it easy for anyone to build these worlds with just a few simple clicks but allows you to customize it the way you see fit. The Terrain Editor alone will supply you with hours of fun. Create mountains, valleys, hills, rivers, and lakes by just drawing on the screen.
With the virtual catalogue (with over 1000 items at launch), you can buy items to add to your world and let your imagination run wild! About Visual Inspirations Inc. Visual Inspirations Inc is a privately held, web development company that specializes in creating online, browser-based, games and utilities. Content within Friends Hangout is updated on a weekly basis creating a rich experience that keeps users coming back for new content and features.