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AltspaceVR Shutting Down!

Kevinaki
Level 7
Here's the email message:

It is with a tremendously heavy heart that I let you all know that we are closing down AltspaceVR on August 3rd, 7PM PDT. The company has run into unforeseen financial difficulty and we can’t afford to keep the virtual lights on anymore. This is surprising, disappointing, and frustrating for every one of us who have put our passion and our hopes into AltspaceVR. We know it will probably feel similarly for you. 

You’ve made AltspaceVR one of the best places to be in VR (or on the internet). I won’t try to write down all of the memories that are flooding my heart right now of all of the laughter, puns, fun and friendliness that existed in this community. There have been spontaneous concerts, new friendships, marriages, surprise serenades (looking at you Shoo Shoo!) and too many warm hugs from Claire to count. We hosted so many firsts! And we still have the record for most people in VR at one time (were any of you there at Reggie’s first performance?). We’ve also seen so many community members come into their own and host karaoke nights, improv, movie nights and meetups for people all across the globe. 

We are all humbled by what you made of this virtual oasis. Thank you for spending your time building, hosting, and making the best community we could have wished for. Please take the next week to make sure those connections live on past AltspaceVR. Because if you do, then what we built will really live on. 

There have been many tears and there will probably be a few more to come. I’ve given up wiping off the mist that clouds my headset. Please join us for a final farewell party on 8/3. At the end of the party, we will be shutting down AltspaceVR. 

AltspaceVR will officially close down on Thursday, August 3rd @ 5-7pm PT. Please make sure to meet up with any friends before then to be able to stay in touch.

You can save all of your photos and friends list by going to https://account.altvr.com/events and clicking "Friends" and "Photos". Click CTRL + S on PC or CMD + S on Mac. Make sure it says "Webpage complete". The full sized images will be downloaded.  

For more information about this sad news, please visit our blog. 

- Keegan

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Syrellaris
Level 8
I never even heard of it to be honest

Kevinaki
Level 7
Well @Stryker1000 I guess we won't be seeing you at the party tonight.  😄

Kevinaki
Level 7

kcampbell said:

@theicephoenix there's:
  •  vTime (https://vtime.net) 
  • Rec Room (https://www.againstgrav.com/rec-room/)
  • High Fidelity (https://highfidelity.com/)
  • Facebook Spaces (https://www.facebook.com/spaces)
I actually thought Altspace VR was going to be around for a while...


@lovethis ^^^

You can also add Bigscreen to the list.

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator
Went into AltspaceVR for the first time since getting my Touch controls, spent 10 minutes trying to switch it to left-handed controls, discovered that the option doesn't exist, said "Screw these guys" and left.

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OpticKing
Level 11
I would've gone, but I didn't know the time of the send off party, and at that time I was down at the local river with the fam after getting my son enrolled at school.

Zenbane
Level 15

AltspaceVR is back!

Posted on August 15, 2017






It has been a roller coaster of a ride for our team and our
community since we announced that AltspaceVR was coming to an end. We
are elated to follow up that dismal proclamation with some very good
news: AltspaceVR is going to live on. You all made this happen by
sharing memories, videos, tweets, and emails. So many of you wrote to us
asking if they could donate or help. You told the world how much
AltspaceVR meant to you and how you had made good memories and lasting
friendships. Your messages of encouragement brought us smiles during a
pretty gloomy time.


Thanks to that outpouring of support, we’re now deep in discussions
with others who are passionate about AltspaceVR who want to guarantee
that our virtual oasis stays open.


Article:
https://altvr.com/altspacevr-is-back/


jayhawk
Level 9


not bothered either way ...I don't do social media ..... if I feel the need to meet people I`d rather do it face to face down the fkn pub


At least at the pub they're forced to operate under normal social guidelines, that usually get ignored via internet anonymity. I was checking out the new Steam home and this little kid that wouldn't shut the hell up lost my interest quick. Kid was young enough he had trouble pronouncing 'ship' saying 'sip' instead, but he sure could cuss clearly and often.

Zenbane
Level 15
My last experience with Altspace was similarly annoying. I left one Room where a child kept asking me, "what are you doing?!" over and over, incessantly. But I ended up in a room where some fellow was talking politics very loudly (and with little education).

Now that I think of it... that isn't very different from the pub after 1am lol

Kevinaki
Level 7
I'm happy to see it survive. Hopefully it will come back stronger and not get shutdown within a month due to lack of support.