What is the difference between VirtualSociety and VirtualSociety Online?
VirtualSociety and VirtualSociety Online are two different games. VirtualSociety Online is a browser game, whose graphics and gameplay have been strongly constrained by the web format (game weight, WebGL, etc.). VirtualSociety Online is more focused on life simulation, while VirtualSociety is primarily an adventure game. To learn more about it, see our history page.
How does the multiplayer work?
In VirtualSociety, there are single player cities (stored on the player's device) and multiplayer cities. At the start of the game, you can connect to either a single player city or a multiplayer city.
Several single-player and multi-player cities will be available by default, but players can also create their own city in the game!
How does city creation work?
City creation allows you to freely customize the landscape (height, type, rocks, trees, rivers), public buildings and private properties, as well as non-player characters. A player city can be single or multiplayer. For multiplayer cities, it is possible to restrict access to a group of friends, by invitation, by language, or to open it to all. The owner of the city (Mayor) can give different administration rights to other players, sell plots of land or objects to the players of his city, and manage his administration (taxes, municipal employees for the maintenance of the city, etc).
On which platforms will VirtualSociety be available ?
VirtualSociety will be available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android and later on virtual reality headsets. The basics of the game will remain the same, but the gameplay will differ according to the platform in order to ease the handling, and limit the camera movements on VR.
Some features will not be available on mobile due to age restrictions, such as the City Casino.
In which languages will VirtualSociety be available?
At launch, VirtualSociety will be available in French and English. Other languages will be added later.
What is the minimum age required to play ?
We don't have a minimum age rating for the game yet, but we are targeting an audience of 13 years old or more.
Will my computer/phone/virtual reality headset run VirtualSociety?
We can't specify a specific minimum system requirement until the game is launched. Nevertheless, we are doing our best to make the game playable on as many devices as possible, with different rendering qualities to allow as many of you as possible to play. For virtual reality headsets, we are currently testing the game on a Meta Quest 2.
How can I support the development of VirtualSociety ?
There are several ways to help us, see the page how to take part in the development.
Which software are used to develop VirtualSociety ?
We use different software to develop VirtualSociety:
- 3D modeling and animation: Blender
- C++ development: Jetbrains Rider for UnrealEngine (and IntelliJ IDEA for VirtualSociety Online and the website)
- 2D Drawings: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Animate
- Textures: Adobe Substance Suite
- Others: ThreeJS and ClipperJS (for VirtualSociety Online), Symfony (for the website).