It's been two years since we took a look at AnyLand, a VR-based virtual world for Oculus and Vive that evokes Second Life in its very earliest incarnation over a decade ago, when the creative space was open and abundant, and we all built quirky things of wonder with prims (i.e. building blocks). Lead creator Philipp Lenssen just hit me up with an AnyLand update of what's new since then -- starting with a PC client that you can get on Steam here.
You can't create with the PC client, by the way, but you can interact with everyone else, and the 3D scenes they've created. Philipp: "[Use] WASD to start moving, and Esc to open your dialogs. You can then navigate dialogs as normal, but with the mouse. Voice chat and pretty much everything else works as usual, so you're basically sharing the same universe and talking to the VR-ers."
Since 2016, 10,000 areas have been created by users -- here's a brief video tour from Philipp :
“A new fireside chat area..."
“We're now supporting custom made board and card games...
“The VR elevator of horrors!
“Bridging the universe dimension gap -- visiting Manyland in Anyland!
“Destroying areas, just for fun...
“Someone invented a calculator using the in-world scripting language!
"A great lava area...
“A 2d walls-style area..."
I'm fairly charmed by the childlike innocence of the graphics, and the depth of the user-created content. Definitely plan on taking another look a lot sooner than two years from now!