Indonesia’s social metaverse platform, Jagat, targets creative and productive Indonesian creators with a social-first virtual world focused on user creativity in creating spatial and immersive shared experiences. It has been launched. This is a user-generated content platform that allows users to create their own virtual spaces and build communities.
In addition, authors can design their own experiences and create their own avatars and digital assets such as clothing, furniture and other accessories in NFT format. You don’t need to have any technical or cryptocurrency knowledge to use easy-to-use tools. Jagat.
Virtual worlds will be available on both web and mobile phones without the need for additional hardware such as VR or AR gadgets. Its alpha version will be available later this year.
Jagat’s approach to social-first experiences is based on extensive user research that highlights the need to stay connected among Indonesian youth and creators. This approach is consistent with a survey conducted by Populix 1 in June 2022, where 44% of Indonesians consider the Metaverse to be an extension of the social media platform, providing a new way to communicate freely. I am.
Barry Beagen, co-founder of Jagat, explained that Jagat is different from other Metaverse platforms because it introduces the concept of a hybrid or real link between the Metaverse and the physical world. Partner with cities, creator communities, institutions and retail brands. Through blockchain technology such as tokenization, communities can be created and thrived through a variety of X-to-earn models, allowing Jagat to drive community building.
Jagat has attracted global technology partner partners such as the Advance Intelligence Group, an independent AI and technology start-up, and Utown, Singapore’s metaverse platform. Advance Intelligence Group consists of Asia’s buy-and-pay platform Atome, AI company ADVANCE.AI, and e-commerce merchant service platform Ginee. Meanwhile, Utown is developing social applications with a base of over 90 million subscribers, aiming to take the Metaverse even further and create a platform that is truly practical and practical.
Beagen said Indonesia sees Metaverse and Web3 as the future of Indonesia’s Internet and social interaction, as Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest spirit of social media activities and mutual cooperation. “Jagat’s new creator ecosystem allows everyone to build new experiences, connect with friends across islands and borders, own their creations and benefit from the economy they create.” He added.
Jefferson Chen, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Advance Intelligence Group, said: Retail, payment, technology and AI to develop the next generation of internet through Indonesian Jagat. “
Meanwhile, Utown co-founder Zach Loy added that socializing plays an important role in the Metaverse, and without it the Metaverse would be meaningless. “With years of experience in developing and operating social apps, Utown provides Jagat with more innovative interactive experiences and solutions, providing immersive interactions for Jagat users while building social connections with Jagat. It made development possible, “he said. Roy believes that the social connections established in Jagat are an extension of the existing connections of people offline and online.
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