Dataking Co., Ltd. (CEO Park Sun-gyu), a resident
company at the Digital Contents Company Growth Support Center operated by the
Ministry of Science and ICT and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency
(NIPA), announced that it opened the beta version of 360Hexaworld.com, a
virtual life service in January this year.
360Hexaworld is a new
type of social VR service developed through the 5G smart contents production
support business of NIPA. Users can create their own homes and shops in virtual
reality with just an Internet connection, invite friends, or connect with
e-commerce for shopping.
space service requires a high level of technology, so only a few companies
around the world is providing this service. Some of the well-known digital VR
space services include Second Life from the US, Staramba from Germany, and
Markspace from Russia. Staramba is providing a VR social platform service by
using 3D avatars of sports and Hollywood stars, and it even began servicing
virtual currency MANA recently, receiving attention.
360Hexaworld is different from other services in the way that it
utilizes Voxel engine editor developed by Dataking Co., Ltd. Like Minecraft
that allows players to create various tools and characters with blocks, users
can easily create and design buildings and cars in virtual space with just a
blockchain-based transaction system, users can also buy and sell the land
(block) in virtual space. Users can build buildings they designed on the blocks
they purchased, and can even open up shops and link e-commerce, making the
creation of their world possible.
Currently at the
360Hexaworld website, virtual twin world modeled after Seoul's Myeong-dong has
been opened up as a test city. The company plans to open major commercial areas
like Garosu-gil and Hongdae Street, and even global landmarks such as
Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Dataking Co., Ltd. announced that it will hold the 3DVR
Building Contest and give the winners a free opportunity to place their own 3D
buildings in Virtual Myeong-dong.