Introducing New Creator Advocate and Program Manager

Hello Creators,

My name is Laura, but you may know me as “Jinx”. I have been a Creator at IMVU for almost 13 years. Twelve years ago, I moved to California to be near IMVU, and for the last 8 months, I have been working with the team in different departments. Recently, my dream job became available and I am pleased to announce that I am now stepping into a new role: “Creator Advocate and Program Manager”. I am truly excited about this role, as it represents what I stand for within the IMVU Creator community, as well as an opportunity to be your advocate.

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My job is to connect with the Creator community and serve as an advocate, a liaison, and an educator, to communicate with IMVU employees so that they can better understand the Creator program and all of its details.

I will strive to keep the lines of communication open and flowing. I want to bring us all together and create a better sense of community and sharing. As a first step in that direction, I am setting up the email address creator.advocate@imvu.com, where you can send your ideas and issues. This email will go not just to me, but to multiple employees who have a vested interest in making IMVU an outstanding experience for Creators.

Along those lines, it is my pleasure to announce some big news.

The IMVU team has been working hard on expanding the current capabilities of the Creator Tool. If you’ve even done any meshing, you know that exporting from 3Ds Max (or your program of choice) and importing into the Create tab can be a labor-intensive task. If you don’t have a Cal3D plugin, you aren’t able to export from many of the 3D tools out there. But..what if you could just save a .fbx file and load it directly into Create during the import process? This would not only make things easier for our existing Creators, but it also makes the entire Creator program more accessible to tens of thousands of new 3D creators and animators. This tool is currently in development and is being worked on by a team of engineers and designers as I write this!

Here are the spiffy screenshots:

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These are a work in progress, and that is where you, the 3D Creator, come in. If you are experienced with 3D Modeling software and you are interested in being a Beta tester for the new FBX import tool, please send us an email at creator.advocate@imvu.com. Tell us a little bit about your 3D modeling/animating experience and what OS and 3D tools you use. We will use this information to reach out to a variety of Creators when the tool is ready for testing.

Let’s make IMVU even more awesome…together!

-JinxyWithMoji

Strike A Pose II WithMoji Pack: Cute as Kawaii

Strike a Pose II WithMoji Pack is here! 

This new pack will make you cute as kawaii. Boop noses with your love, whisper secrets with your bestie, or frame your sweet smile.

Available now in the WithMoji Shop, the new Strike a Pose II pack is just 1,000 Credits. Sweet indeed.

Buy it now to send your WithMoji!

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Have some Freakin Fun! New WithMoji Pack

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Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care, it’s time to have some Freakin Fun! Sometimes you can’t just say what you mean, you gotta show what you mean. It’s time to TURN UP with Party Dudes, a Big Whopping Punch, “Bring It…”, and our favorite of all time…LMFAO. Yup, that happened.

Available now in the WithMoji Shop, the new Freakin Fun pack is just 1,500 Credits. You need this…trust us.

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10,000 Credit Giveaway

Do you want 10,000 free IMVU credits?  Well you’re in luck.  We’re giving away 10,000 credits every month!  How does it work?  Easy:


Step 1: Follow us on Twitter.




Step 2: Like Us on Facebook.



Step 3: Leave a comment with your IMVU username.


The last step is easiest.  Just leave a comment below with your username.  Once you’ve done that then you’re finished!

We’ll choose a winner at the end of the month from 1 of the 3 social networks listed above.  Please do not make duplicate entries.  We will check the accounts before selecting a winner.  If the accounts are not active, then we will not send the 10,000 credits.  We will only send to active accounts.   Thank you!

Is IMVU All About Sex?

69 likes and I’ll have virtual sex with you… (。◕‿◕。)

You’re never alone because Donny Pie is here!

I’m doing an entire video series on IMVU. This series spans 25 complete episodes capturing the culture within this very… very… strange internet phenomenon. IMVU. Perhaps, the strangest sub-culture I will EVER be touching on my channel.

That being said… IT SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN, MAH DOOOODS!!!!!

IMVU. The game where you don’t have to feel alone… also filled with sociopaths, liars, cheaters, and the occasional amazing person like developers and myself.

I will upload a new IMVU video every Wednesday. You can check out my project site by visiting IMVUguide.com which has been up for like 4 years now. That’s crazy. I’ll be adding exclusive Donny Pie IMVU products if you’d like to support my channel and gimme all the IMVU credits to sell illegally so my account gets banned. Again.

Kbye. Thanks for watching. Hit that like and subscribe. Much love.

(( This video was suggested by Horny Housewives… ))

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Daily Spin Now Available – Win Credits and Prizes!

Daily Spin Now Available - Win Credits and Prizes!
Everyday rewards, everyday possibilities! Now you can spin to WIN FREE Credits, prizes, and more everyday! Use Credits to shop for new looks and WithMoji packs or win a NEW item for your outfit, then visit your inventory to try it on!

Available on IMVU Next and iOS, the Daily Spin feature is available once a day. Once you spin and win a prize, the clock counts down to your next opportunity to win. Android will be launching very soon.

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Love: You Gotta Give It To Receive It

Romance II WithMoji Pack
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to spice it up. Show off how crazy you are about your BAE with the NEW Romance II WithMoji pack – beckon ’em like a pussycat, give ’em a wink, dance the salsa or lock those lips!

Available now in the WithMoji Shop, the new Romance II pack is just 1,500 Credits. Remember, you gotta give love to receive it.

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Seal it with a Kiss with Valentine WithMoji!

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This Valentine’s Day you’ll have more ways to share your love with your BAE. Seal it with a KISS with the Romance I WithMoji pack – give ’em a rose, tell ’em you’re thinking about them, fall head over heels or… (GASP) propose!

Available now in the WithMoji Shop, the Romance I WithMoji pack is just 1,000 Credits. Remember, you gotta give love to receive it.

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Tech Open Air Talks with IMVU about Social VR and…Burning Man?

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Read more on Tech Open Air here or listen to the full talk on SoundCloud.

  • Nate Levin, IMVU Producer, blends Burning Man philosophy, VR technology and social media to create tomorrow’s communication
  • Radical self-expression reveals a “realer you” and truer connections
  • Would meeting your boss in a different form within Social VR make your working relationship better?

Messaging and social networks are second nature to us all — and now, with the widespread adoption of VR, virtual communities are about to leap out from chatrooms and become a lot more real in the realm of Social VR.

Or, as Nate Levin, Producer from IMVU explains, a lot more unreal: this jump is being informed by radical festivals like Burning Man. So not only will Social VR allow stronger, closer, more meaningful virtual relationships; they’ll be much more expressive and weird than the real world.

Suddenly, meeting over a coffee and croissant sounds downright boring… listen to Nate’s vision of a truly social, virtual future — and read his key thoughts below.

Social VR is not about tech or “features”. It’s about what makes us human:

If you work in or with Social VR: focus on the human. Focus on the tribe and what brings us together. What will keep you in Social VR are the people you meet and the experiences you have.

People already know what Social VR will feel like:

Social VR feels like the kind of connection you get when you’re sitting right next to the person you’re talking to. This is different to like social gaming, where collaborative play is rooted in a made-up game world: Social VR feels like people being in a room and actually together.

 

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Social VR platforms exist already, in the shape of real-world transformative festivals:

Think of Burning Man and IMVU as platforms: they’re platforms for people to create, express themselves and to socialise.

They’re platforms in the way that Youtube is a platform to do creative, expressive things.

Social VR is about alternative lifestyle acceptance:

Transformational festival cultures like Burning Man allow you to meet and engage with strangers from all over the world in a safe, easy way. You can dress, behave and react as a character that best expresses who you are. A festival provides both the “gateway” and platform to do this: Social VR does the same thing.

Radical self-expression and unique user avatars are vital to Social VR:

The self-created avatar is extremely important: it’s how everyone first meets you. Seeing multiple users’ avatars in a face-to-face experience is key to the future of Social VR. And at Burning Man, a similar idea takes place: festival-goers plan, create and perform their identity.

Avatars are also grounding, freeing, and allow fluid connectivity:

Unique avatars ground communication and allow “real-feel” validation from the other people through participation and creation in the shared VR experience.

Choosing a new name, look and attitude is important for self-expression but also for anonymity: you are free to be yourself. The pressure to perform is off.

Choose your tribe early on — then hang around to build security and stickiness:

Social VR taps into our tribal roots. Pick a demographic from the start and nurture it. IMVU and Social VR is very focussed on “rooms” — like campsites: you might spend most of your time a group of 30–40 people who are like you.

You then bake-in your cultural values from the start. These are the values that will define it later on, and drive growth as well as helps community policing. The cultural ethos is built-in, so it supports a safe space for expression, communication and empathy.

Bar Blitz for IMVU: Introducing Leaderboards and MORE!

We’ve just made a massive update to Bar Blitz for IMVU, our nightlife mixology game, with tons of new features!  Check out all the new things you can do in this IMVU game where you compete with millions of others to rise in FAME! Be sure to update your app and log into the latest version of Bar Blitz with your IMVU account to start playing. Also, in case you missed it, we launched a desktop web based version a few weeks ago that you can try here.  

Introducing The Leaderboard:  Compete against your friends to be the best mixologist in Cape Angeles!  Earn more fame by throwing more parties and race to the top of the charts!  We’ll be having credit give away contests to the top mixologists in Bar Blitz, which you can check out here.

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Invite your friends to take shifts behind your bar:  With this brand new feature, you can invite your IMVU friends to help you out by playing parties you’ve unlocked.  Here’s how to do it:

Select a level, hit that party invite button:

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Pick a friend.  You can even invite friends who haven’t played Bar Blitz before; they’ll get an IMVU message letting them know how to get started.  Hit invite:

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Then they’ll get the party invite:

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That’s it!  If they beat the level, they get a special prize. Plus, you’re rewarded too with Fame and Coins.

Run the hottest NEW venue in town; the Carpe Diem yacht:  Think you’ve mastered all the recipes and locations in Bar Blitz?  Think again! We’ve added a brand new location with 20 new levels and tons of cocktail recipes to master.  

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Just like the Bohemia bar, when you unlock Carpe Diem in Bar Blitz, you get a FREE IMVU room for the level to continue the party in IMVU.

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It’s Christmas Time:  All the hottest venues in Cape Angeles are getting in the holiday spirit; decking the halls with Christmas cheer.  Just like your local clubs this time of year, the party goers are sporting their Santa hats while hitting the town.  

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Performance Improvements: We’ve been hard at work under the hood tuning up every aspect of Bar Blitz.  Now the game should run much faster on your mobile device and load quicker on IMVU Next.  Remember, the first time you load the game on Next is the longest.  After that, it loads quickly and you’re good to go!
Let’s get FAMOUS! Download or update Bar Blitz for IMVU today on Google Play, iTunes, or IMVU Next on the Web.   

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