Browser-Based Virtual World Cloud Party Releases New Tools and Features, Showcases the Ability for Immediate 3D Interactions and Collaborations

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URL-based access allows users to bring people directly to them in the virtual space. Easier, innovative 3D building tools and new physics features bring 3D content creation to the browser via Javascript, WebGL, and HTML5 technology.

Cloud Party's Exposition Island

Cloud Party's Exposition Island showing the Observatory

Cloud Party makes interactive visual communication accessible to everyone, and that opens a new world of possibilities.

With the release of new tools and physical objects, in combination with its click-to-connect simplicity, Cloud Party is continuing to break new ground as the first virtual reality that is accessed with a simple URL and a modern browser like Chrome or Firefox. Every location in Cloud Party is a URL; friends may invite each other to the same place simply by providing the link. New build tools, customizable avatars, and collaborative experiences allow for instantaneous and deeply connected experiences with just a click of the mouse.

The new and innovative building-block style tools make it simple to create and collaborate within the virtual space. This makes the platform as accessible for educators and businesses as it does for regular consumers who want to build collaboratively and spend time with friends. Users compare it to "a combination of Minecraft and The Sims Online," making it attractive to the 13+ set.

Cloud Party shows off the real power of WebGL by combining the 3D elements of the world with HTML based UI overlaid on top, and a custom engine written directly in JavaScript; WebSockets provide for low-latency, real-time communication to the servers. The user can both have the 3D experience and simultaneously take advantage of the power of a modern HTML5 web page. The powerful interface is easy and intuitive to use.

Cloud Party investors Cory Ondrejka, Co-Founder of Second Life and current VP of Mobile at Facebook, and Bruce Rogers, Co-Founder and former CTO of Cryptic Studios, certainly think there is application for the service and it's ease of use. CEO Sam Thompson agrees, and shares his vision of the future. "Cloud Party makes interactive visual communication accessible to everyone," he says. "And that opens a new world of possibilities."

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