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Awesome Metaverse Awesome

List of awesome projects and information resources about the Metaverse. Since there are many competing ideas about what the Metaverse is, feel free to leave feedback in the form of pull requests, issues, and comments. You can also reach us through discord.

Table of Contents


  • WebXR Explainer - What is WebXR and what are the use-cases?
  • Awesome WebVR - Curated list of awesome WebVR packages and resources
  • Exokit - WebXR meta-browsers, engines, avatar systems, and more
  • Webaverse - 100% open source web based metaverse / game engine
  • Awesome WebXR - Compilation of links for WebXR demos, frameworks, editors and more
  • Zesty Market - A marketplace for rentable NFT banner spaces in XR
  • Web3XR - Site explaining the intersection of Web3 and WebXR technologies, WIP
  • Glitch WebXR tutorials - Editable templates and guides for making your own WebXR sites

Social VR

Open Source Frameworks

Open Source Tools

Commercial Frameworks & Tools

  • Cryptovoxels - Virtual world owned by its users
  • Somnium Space - Persistent blockchain based virtual world
  • NeosVR - Engine designed to accelerate the development of social VR applications
  • VRChat - Biggest social VR platform with UGC of worlds and avatars
    • Awesome VRChat - One-stop shop for people interested in developing content for VRchat
  • Roblox - Massive online multiplayer UGC gaming platform
  • Omniverse - Real-time simulation and collaboration platform for 3D production pipelines
  • dot big bang - Web-based multiplayer UGC gaming platform with built-in tools and Typescript scripting
  • Helios - Unreal Engine based UGC worlds, avatars and gaming platform
  • Horizon Worlds - Meta (previously Facebook) announcement video of The Metaverse
  • FrameVR - No-code creation of browser based virtual worlds
  • oncyber - Easy platform to display NFTs in a virtual world, built on threejs
  • Monaverse - Mint and display 3D spaces in Unity webgl powered 3D worlds, VR support soon
  • RP1 - An upcoming platform "that can synchronously connect hundreds of millions of users to one another in a real-time, persistent virtual world, without the need for sharding."
  • AltspaceVR - AltspaceVR is a leading platform for live events, artists, brands and businesses
  • Hyperfy - webxr enabled platform that lets you own and build anything you can imagine

2D Platforms

  • Worldwide Web3 - Free to play interoperable MMORPG metaverse project on Ethereum, closed source
  • Gather Town - Virtual office and event space, closed source
  • Atlantis World - Web3 social metaverse platform, closed source
  • Work Adventure - collaborative virtual office web app presented as a 16-bit RPG video game, open source

Avatar Providers

  • Ready Player Me - Cross-game Avatar Platform for the Metaverse
  • VRoid Hub - Platform for uploading humanoid VRM avatars
  • Cryptoavatars - Unique VRM avatars on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Mixamo - Easy tool to rig and animate characters, by Adobe
  • - Indie marketplace that contains many 3D avatar / world assets

Protocols and Standards

  • Dat - a peer-to-peer protocol
  • IPFS - a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol
  • glTF - Runtime 3D asset delivery
  • VRM - File format for 3D humanoid avatars
  • Ethereum - Decentralized world computer
  • WebXR - Accessing VR/AR hardware on the web
  • Open Metaverse Interoperability group (OMI) - Working group for open protocols / standards
  • Metaverse Standards Forum - a new venue for cooperation between standards organizations and companies to foster the development of interoperability standards for an open and inclusive metaverse



  • Neuromancer - (80s) Defined the Cyberpunk genre and the term Cyberspace
  • Snow Crash - (90s) Coined the term Metaverse as a successor to the Internet, author Neal Stephenson recently cofounded Lamina1.
  • Ready Player One - (2011) Hit book that later became a Spielberg movie
  • Rainbows End - (2006) Increasingly digital/virtual world with ubiquitous computing
  • Idoru - Virtual celebrities and decentralized virtual worlds, Book #2 in Bridge Trilogy



  • The Matrix
  • The Thirteenth Floor
  • Existenz
  • Free Guy
  • Tron
  • Wreck it Ralph 2
  • Ready Player One
  • Black Mirror (USS Callister & San Junipero in particular)
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