Augmented & Virtual Reality for the Christian Church

Social VR Worlds & Apps

Social VR worlds and apps are virtual environments in which multiple persons can gather and interact.  Many of these can be highly customized.  Users can typically select and design characteristics of their avatars.  Administrators can usually create the virtual environment, which can include the setting, architecture, decorations, amenities, and activities.  As with physical spaces, virtual environments can be designed for different sized gatherings, from a few virtual participants up to thousands.

The flexibility of social VR Worlds and apps makes them ideal for mirroring the various usage spaces within a Church.  These venues can include:

  • Worship centers
  • Chapels
  • Fellowship halls
  • Classrooms
  • Youth rooms
  • Informal gathering spaces
  • Conference rooms

This site will not attempt to capture and manage a complete list of social VR worlds and apps.  The best site I have found with such a listing is a blog from Ryan Schultz which can be found here.  As of this posting in 4Q18, Ryan’s list show 40 of these (with one AR version).

These are some of the available social VR worlds and apps:

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