Web3 agency House of Kibaa this month opened the virtual doors to its fully immersive and hyper-realistic metaverse.
The Vancouver-based meta startup says Pocket Dimension’s “alpha release” will introduce holders to a set of virtual environments developed using Unreal Engine 5, which is used to power some of the world’s most realistic games.
“Giving our landholders the first glimpse inside Pocket Dimension is undoubtedly a major milestone which we’re thrilled to have reached,” Ryan Lassi, Senior Vice President of Marketing for House of Kibaa, stated earlier this month.
Lassi was hired by Looking Glass Labs earlier this year to lead awareness creation around Pocket Dimension, the origin metaverse of LGL’s flagship studio.
Specific goals of Pocket’s Alpha release include allowing holders for the first time to explore the environments, stress-test multiplayer capabilities, and evaluate early features of each of the 11 Dimension lands.
“As a result of using the most sophisticated development platform available, we believe we’ve created a virtual environment that lives up to the metaverse hype, and delivers the hyper-realism that people want to experience and become a part of,” said Lassi.
Pocket Dimension is a private space representing an area size of approximately four acres in which owners can visit, invite friends, display NFTs, create settings, collaborate with others or facilitate experiences through various utilities and uses. The metaverse features 11 different environments: Archipelago, Countryside, Dale, Dunes, Fjord, Marsh, Savanna, Tundra, Woodland, Zen, and Genesis Moon.
HoK intends to collect feedback from users to continue building additional features, with the goal of releasing the full-featured Pocket Dimension to users in 2023, where participants can begin building their own virtual worlds.
The BC startup has successfully released digital assets such as GenZeroes, which sold out in 37 minutes for total proceeds of $6.2 million.
Looking Glass Labs was founded in Vancouver in 2015.