|Developer||Janus VR, Inc.|
|Publisher||Janus VR, Inc.|
|Platform||SteamVR, Oculus Rift (Platform)|
|Device||HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR|
|Genre||Web Publishing, Web Publishing, Free to Play, Massively Multiplayer, VR, GameMaker, Education, Open World|
|Input Device||Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard / Mouse|
|Play Area||Seated, Standing, Room-Scale|
|Release Date||Mar 31, 2017|
The growing community has more than 90,000 members who, in most cases, actively participate in the development of this multiverse.
Janus VR is inspired by Snow Crash, a novel by Neal Stephenson.
Janus VR - The World Within the Web
Janus VR is an immersive and collaborative internet browser. Named after the Roman God of passages, Janus VR re-imagines webpages as multi-dimensional spaces, linked by portals. Users experience 3D models, animations, spatial audio-video, and amazing data visualizations built as webpages, in an intuitive VR context. Any current webpage, hosted anywhere, can be viewed in Janus VR. Users enter Janus VR in a private homepage called the "pocketspace", that is their dashboard to the immersive web, with portals to popular or bookmarked webspaces, and other people online. Opening these portals allows users to embark on an endless journey, literally walking or flying through the internet, with others or on their own. In social mode, user avatars at the same webspace, can see, talk, chat and interact with each other. Users in party mode can even broadcast their movement in cyberspace. Our growing user-developer community has built thousands of diverse webspaces for users to explore with content ranging from art to architecture, education, games, and live entertainment. These experiences can be built and edited in Janus VR itself, using both spatially tracked game controllers and keyboard-and-mouse. Janus VR is a powerful combination of web content, VR and the collective imagination of our users.
Janus VR is an online network of multi-dimensional spaces, which are interconnected by portals. It allows the users to experience the internet in 3D by through the use of a VR HMDs. The salient features of Janus VR are:
- Author content using existing 3D models
- Navigation using traditional game controls or 3D hand gestures
- Talk and chat in 3D
- Surf 2D web in 3D
Recent enhancements to Janus VR include increased support for 3D object textures and greater flexibility in the sizing and positioning of doorways between the rooms, and the ability to record ghosts of your avatar to bring some life into otherwise static rooms. Support for video files has also been included and is already being used for virtual movie theaters and variety of other uses.
The current iteration of janus VR supports Oculus Rift DK2 and Leap Motion. janus VR is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux. It does not require installation and all that users have to do is to download the archive, extract it, and run the executable file.
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- Processor: Quad-core processor
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible
- Storage: 200 MB available space
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 280 equivalent or better