Train2Game News Niantic Social App

Campfire gives the Niantic community a new way to experience the joy of real-world gameplay, meetups and events, providing a way for people to discover creations that make the world a magical and entertaining place.
 

In the coming days, the global rollout of Campfire, a new social app that helps Niantic Explorers discover new people, places and experiences around them will begin to appear.
 

Campfire gives the Niantic community a new way to experience the joy of real-world gameplay, meetups and events, providing a way for people to discover creations that make the world a magical and entertaining place.
 

Niantic have been testing Campfire in beta with Ingress Agents over the last several months and will soon start testing the experience with all Niantic games and players around the world soon, starting with select groups of Pokémon GO players throughout the summer. You can stay tuned to their social channels to learn about availability in your region.
 

When you open Campfire, you’ll see a dynamic map of your area with game experiences and activities from friends and other players dropped in specific locations nearby. On the upper right, you’ll see game icons that take you to each of your channels, or game-specific map views. You can switch between these channels as you move through different game experiences. 


Key features of Campfire include:

 

  • Nearby Communities: Easily find other players by checking out local communities around you. Open the discover page in your Communities tab to join new communities, coordinate events, and meet new players. For now, there will be a limited selection of communities available and more will be added over time.
  • Niantic Friends: Easily add and manage your friends across all Niantic titles.
  • Direct & Group Messaging: Organize all your chats with friends in one place. With Direct and Group messaging you can instantly share gyms/raids, drop your live location, post photos, and chat with your friends across any Niantic game. Sharing your location through messaging is optional and can last up to one hour, before turning off automatically.
  • Real-World Activities: Join and share official Community events, keep track of meetups with reminders, and easily invite your friends to play! Scroll around the map to discover and share content, coordinate at any gym or raid, and connect with your nearby communities.

Now when you’re playing a game, you can see if there are people playing nearby. If you’re traveling somewhere new, or just want to explore new areas of your city, the map is a fun way to explore. And if you meet up with others, you can send them a friend request and direct message to coordinate your next meetup.
 

In Pokémon GO, Trainers can also share Raid locations with friends in a direct message – or group chat – making it easy to get a team together quickly and efficiently. Or if you’re playing on your own, you can tap a specific place on the map and you’ll see the option to add a “Flare” to that location. Think of Flares like a call-to-action for everyone who sees it, encouraging other Trainers to head there and join in on the fun.
 

We’re excited to see the ways you use Campfire to foster the kinds of real-world connections that have always been at the heart of what Niantic does. Stay tuned as Campfire rolls out to your region over the coming months.

Train2Game News eBlitz Gaming Social App

eBlitz are excited to announce that they have now gone multigaming!

This comes after users of the gaming/social app gave feedback of wanting more games brought to the platform. Initially it had only been Fortnite that the platform offered, but now, after app development, eBlitz offers close to 100 (and counting) of your favourite multiplayer game titles!

Arron Wu, the CEO of eBlitz, said: “We’re delighted to be releasing a multigame eBlitz platform for our users. Now, by offering more games to find teammates for, we believe we are giving users the best possible chance of having true gaming connections and experiences!”

This new update comes after an impressive few months of releases that have seen the eBlitz app change significantly by adding in a text chat and a team chat functionality. Now with the addition of multigaming, eBlitz has a platform open for all.

Head of Growth Luke Elden added: “We are massively excited to be bringing more games to eBlitz and the platform after our community feedback. This is a huge step forward for the app and there is still more to come!”

eBlitz is available for download on both Android and iOS on the Play Store and App Store respectively.

Train2Game News Social Media For Gaming Clips

Zuvvii is excited to announce the Halloween launch of an industry-disrupting social media platform designed specifically for gamers to share their clips.

Zuvvii was built with one thing in mind – a place to share gaming clips with friends and others who are part of many gaming communities worldwide.

Zuvvii is exclusively for gaming content, and users can easily upload clips directly to the free mobile app, with a desktop version coming soon. In addition, the platform has many unique features, including uploading clips directly from consoles, which improves the user experience for gamers compared to traditional social media platforms.
 

The platform encourages content creators to reach new audiences by uploading theirfunny fails or epic moments and also enables users to link their other social media channels to their Zuvvii profile.
 

We also create an opportunity for esports teams to find the most talented and underrated gamers globally. We understand how difficult it is for upcoming stars to be noticed on these saturated platforms.
 

Whatever your gaming goals, Zuvvii will help you achieve them.
 

“We’ve been working on the Zuvvii platform for almost two years now, and it’s amazing to see the platform come to life with gamers from around the world already sharing their gaming moments. However, we understand that the hard work starts now, and we have so many exciting features coming soon as we continue to listen to the communities feedback and improve” – Brandon (CEO)

Website: Zuvvii.com
Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObalSh1xC0c
Download Zuvvii on the iOS app store: ‎https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/zuvvii/id1523508961
Download Zuvvii on the Android app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zuvvii.app

Train2Game News First look at vTime

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Starship, the UK-based innovation studio, today unveil a first glimpse of mobile social VR network, vTime, with the release of a new video and screenshots. Set for launch in November, vTime offers friends and family a compelling new way to spend quality time together in virtual reality.

Using just a smartphone and a VR headset, cross-platform network vTime allows users to meet-up and interact with people around the globe. Combining breath-taking virtual locations with intuitive and hands-free controls, vTime users can chat, enjoy music, and share images, videos, and spherical media in rich virtual environments. Running on 3G and 4G cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, vTime transforms the smartphone into a passport to the metaverse.

vTime users are able to personalise their experience by customising the appearance of their avatar, hosting virtual meet-ups and creating friends lists. Newcomers can quickly expand their social circle and immerse themselves in engaging conversations through vTime Search, which focuses on matching users based on interests and trending topics.

Friends without a headset can still be a part of the conversation by using vTime Mono – a 2D window into the vTime metaverse through which they can interact and chat with other participants using a tablet. Users are also able to view live public exchanges happening within vTime through Spectate Mode, accessible through tablet, phone and PC.

“vTime brings social VR to virtually everyone, from virtually anywhere on virtually any device,” explains Starship CEO Martin Kenwright. “We’ve taken complex technology and made it simple, beautiful and accessible. Just download the vTime app, put on your headset, and you’re vTiming.”

The free and platform agnostic network will launch its open alpha to Android users in November. Compatible with multiple mobile headsets including Gear VR and Google Cardboard, Starship has opened a mailing list for those interested in being the first to experience the network.

View the trailer for vTime at http://www.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=k8BSftnVMRA