Multiverse Selects Vivox to Deliver Voice to Virtual World Developers
Vivox Voice to Integrate with the Multiverse Technology Platform
Framingham, MA - April 1, 2008
Vivox Inc., winner of the 2007 Game Developer Magazine Frontline Award for Best Audio Tool, today announced that Multiverse will include Vivox voice in the Multiverse Platform, its comprehensive virtual world development solution.
Bucking the traditional publisher model, Multiverse grants developer teams use of their platform, with full SDK access, documentation, and starter assets - including sample worlds - free through flexible revenue sharing plans. Consumers use the Multiverse World Browser, a single, free and downloadable application, to access any world built with the company's technology.
Through this partnership with Vivox, Multiverse developers will have pre-integrated voice chat and enhanced communications. In addition to high-quality and massively scalable voice chat, developers will get 3D positional audio, buddy lists, presence, speaking indicators and management tools to match the unique environment and social structure of their virtual world. Premium features such as voice fonts and voice mail will also be available.
"Virtual worlds are three dimensional realms with increasingly complex social structures that demand strong, proven communications to thrive," said Bill Turpin, CEO and co-founder of Multiverse. "By partnering with Vivox, we are enabling virtual world developers to quickly add Vivox's superior voice services with minimal development effort or financial commitment. Our customers will be able to include feature-rich voice services designed specifically to enrich the virtual world experience with the full support of the Vivox team."
"Multiverse is changing the way virtual worlds are developed, making it easier for more companies to take advantage of this innovative online medium," said Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox. "The inclusion of Vivox's integrated and scalable voice service will ensure that developers using the Multiverse Technology Platform will be able to build effective communication structures, simply and cost-effectively. We look forward to working with Multiverse and their clients in the creation of visionary new virtual environments."
About Vivox, Inc.
Vivox provides high quality, massively scalable voice chat for online games and virtual worlds. Developers can enhance game play and foster community with Vivox's advanced feature set and unparalleled service. Today, the Vivox Network supports millions of users in more than 180 countries. Customers include leading online games and virtual worlds. For more information: www.vivox.com
About The Multiverse Network, Inc
Multiverse is creating a network of virtual worlds. Its technology platform is changing the economics of this medium by empowering development teams to create high-quality virtual worlds - including Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), social and educational worlds, and business collaboration environments - for less money and in less time than ever before. Multiverse solves the industry's prohibitive challenges by providing development teams with the Multiverse Platform, a comprehensive, pre-coded client-server infrastructure and tools, a wide range of free content - including sample worlds for modification - and a built-in market of consumers. The company gives consumers a single program - the Multiverse World Browser - that lets them enter all of the worlds built on the company's platform and available in the company's network. For more information, please visit www.multiverse.net