Start Building YOUR MetaVeRse

Cory Braden, CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
From the desk of:
Cory Braden
Chief Technology Officer

Hello there Utopia VR MetaVeRse community!

I am excited to reach out to all of our subscribers, partners and friends to give you an update on what’s going on with our platform plus some of the really cool things our users are doing with the tools. I will also give a preview of things coming later this year, as we continue to make Utopia VR the go-to to start building YOUR metaverse while engaging with your customers and colleagues.

The Metaverse represents the next evolution of the internet, where users are represented by 3D caricatures called avatars. Visitors can take part in rich multimedia experiences in beautifully designed 3D environments that look and feel much like a video game.


OUR TECH

With Utopia VR, one big advantage to our approach is that it is 100% web-based technology. It’s a standard URL you can share in email or text messages, users start from their familiar browser to access the full 3D environment, so a standard PC or mobile devices can have a full-featured 3D experience, and users with specialized VR headsets like Oculus or Vive will experience your VRooms in true virtual reality.

All of the functionality people have come to expect from their web meeting tools are built-in and ubiquitous in our environments. Communication tools and protocols, including:

The awesome thing about our VRooms is that all of these tools are built into our platform and accessible right from within your rich 3D spaces, running inside a single browser tab. This means everyone in the VRoom gets to view and experience the content, together at the same time, and you can communicate and discuss the content right there inside the application. This is where the browser melts away, and you’re not flipping tab to tab to try to stay on the same page with the rest of your meeting group. Everyone gets to comment and give feedback on that new 3D product model or video edit, right there in real-time. These are powerful use cases that were impossible a short time ago but are literally built-in to Utopia VR and at your fingertips.


CUSTOMER USE CASES

Remote work / Agile office

Our platform was literally built with and for remote work. That’s the use case that kicked it all off for Utopia more than two years ago, and when the pandemic hit, we realised more than we had imagined that remote and hybrid working conditions would just become part of our new normal. Since the first version of our VRooms was in alpha, we stopped using Zoom and literally built the entire company and platform using our own VRooms for remote collaboration. We’ve grown our team to 15+ people, using the software multiple times a day to have team meetings, scrums, sales demos, presentations and so much more. In the VRooms, you have all the tools you need right at your fingertips to collaborate better than any competing meeting solution out there. Hanging out in VRooms and interacting with each other as avatars have led to us not having any of the ‘zoom fatigue’ or other social hang-ups that video conferencing can cause for so many.

Clubhouse presentations

Influencers and brand ambassadors can host engaging VIP discussions where a select panel or group can be in attendance inside a VRoom, while up to 200 non-participant observers can attend and even ask questions in chat for the panel to address as they see fit.

This is similar to how an influencer might use Clubhouse, for example, to curate their audience into the right mix of participants and audience. Need to reach an even wider audience, you can use streamer mode in concert with services like Twitch or Youtube to live stream your event out to the masses.

Brand awareness  & Product showcase

Use your VRooms to showcase your products and services in a novel and engaging way. The future is here when it comes to getting into the Metaverse, and brands are scrambling to figure out how they will make it work for them. From NFT galleries to 3D product showrooms, VRooms provide a great way to display, interact with and sell your stuff. Your customers can visit the showroom to browse products on their own, or you or your sales associates can host sessions for hands-on demonstrations.


PLANS & PACKS

The easiest way to begin using Utopia VR today is to choose one of our subscription plans that come with a number of unique environments that act as ‘templates’ or starting points for your Metaverse. Our plans contain packs of environments with lots of variety in theme and functionality, giving you the freedom to choose the right vibe, and setting the tone for your new meeting space.

Like so many parts of the internet, if a service is free, your attention or your content is the product. Not so with us! Utopia VR’s approach with our paid packages is more akin to traditional web hosting, where you are in complete control of your space, the content and the access to it. You are not playing in someone else’s sandbox. You get to set the rules for your space.


UPCOMING FEATURES

  • Full body avatars: giving you more ways to express yourself and stand out in the crowd.
  • The in-app friend list: makes it easier to find where your contacts are in the metaverse, and either join them or pull them into your space.
  • Notifications: Know when friends are active or when people are engaging with your VRooms or products and more!
  • Dynamic room scaling: where your VRooms will be capable of taking overflow traffic when you make that perfect social media post and you get more visitors than you expected.

Throughout the rest of the year, we will be releasing some exciting updates and enhancements to the product, specifically on tools that make collaboration, socialising and hosting meetups and events even easier and more engaging.


BOOK A DEMO

So likely by now, you can see what our platform has to offer, and envision a use for it in your organization or day-to-day collaboration. Whether you’re an IT team, looking to spruce up your next agile stand-up meeting, or a sales rep or influencer, looking to engage with your audience and present your brand in new and exciting ways, your own VRooms in the metaverse, powered by Utopia VR is the solution. Reach out today, and schedule a demo tour. We’d love to hear about your goals for bringing your business into the next era of the web, and we are here to help you achieve them!


Utopia VR Launches Global Metaverse Platform and Profit Share Program

KELOWNA, British Columbia – April 19, 2022 — Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”), a global leader in providing web-based metaverse solutions, today announces that it has launched its global metaverse platform and profit share affiliate program. There is no cost to join the affiliate program, and a registered affiliate does not have to be a paid subscriber.

Utopia VR offers users around the globe a free subscription to experience the metaverse. In addition, Utopia VR provides a highly competitive selection of business plans ranging from $13.95-$44.95 per month. Utopia VR’s plans include a variety of virtual rooms (VRooms™). These virtual environments are tailored for a vast array of global market solutions for business, sales, marketing, and education, just to name a few. In addition, more than a thousand beta-users have seen the social benefits and consider Utopia VR’s platform an impactful and feature-rich alternative to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco’s Webex as a replacement to communicate and socialize with business colleagues, family, and friends.

Utopia VR’s “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. No software or hardware is needed. Based on the enthusiasm of early subscribers from around the globe, Utopia VR is convinced that its best marketers will be its free and paid customers; to that end, the Company is delighted to offer a generous affiliate commission package that rewards customers for sharing Utopia VR with others.

A video preview of Utopia’s “Are You Ready for The Metaverse?” can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEwgAm7YUTk

Kevin Vincent, VP of global marketing, said, “This new and exciting internet era is a turning point for the internet. Everyone recognizes that there are companies that have dominated the dot-com landscape for years. It’s time the average person benefits from this new era, and we are excited to share our revenue with our customers.”

Jazmin dela Cruz, digital marketing, and community manager said, “If you sell physical, digital, or personal services through Utopia VR, how much of that transaction will you be able to keep? 

Answer: 100%. 

That’s right. Unlike major companies including Apple, Meta and others that keep, or plan to keep, up to 50% of your transactional revenue, goods and services, revenue that is generated through Utopia VR are yours to keep. We’ve said from day one that we are ‘The MetaVeRse for Everyone.’ There are no transaction fees, and we are sharing our monthly subscription fees with our users who refer others. It’s time that everyone benefits from the web.”  

Cory Braden, chief technical officer, commented, “Utopia VR is empowering our users to create their own presence in the metaverse. We have dozens of unique 3D spaces to spark your imagination, and you’ll instantly have access to powerful collaboration tools like screen and camera sharing; viewing documents, images, and video; drawing; and, of course, voice and video chat, all seamlessly integrated into your environment on a single web page. Your guests can make great-looking avatars and enjoy fun, immersive meetups using just a web browser on their favourite device.”

David Martin, VP of global operations, said, “The transition of digital commerce 2.0, one-dimensional website(s), over to the metaverse and three-dimensional, fully interactive environments, is going to be extremely rapid. Every entity that has an existing website owns digital assets to represent their company. This includes text, describing what they do; pictures; videos; PDF presentations; slideshows; etc. To transition the digital assets, all that is required is to copy and paste the content into one of our VRooms. This will allow their customers and audiences to experience their company in a whole new, immersive way. The transition of the metaverse will change how business is done in the future.”             

Members of Utopia VR navigate through the various VRoom™ environments by using avatars; users can walk, talk, and sit – just like they do in the real world. A user’s avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone, or virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. Text chat, voice and video can be used to communicate with others. For important meetings and presentations, users can also import audio, video, 3D pictures, animated objects, PDF files and their favourite NFTs by simply dragging and dropping their file into a VRoom™ or by pasting a video link from supported media platforms such as Vimeo.


On Sept. 23, 2020, Utopia VR announced that it had positioned itself to capitalize on the worldwide market share of the metaverse with the release of its Apple mobile app. Utopia VR’s app enables users to personalize their own 3D environments and then schedule business meetings or social meetups in seconds through a proprietary link management system.

Utopia VR’s app is now available for all iPhone and iPad users. The Company’s website mirrors the app, which means users can access Utopia VR directly from a PC, laptop, tablet, or VR headset without downloading the app. Utopia VR’s Android version is anticipated to be released in Q3 of 2022.

About Utopia VR (Apex VR Holdings Inc.)

Apex VR Holdings Inc. (Apex) is doing business as Utopia VR. Apex is a diversified metaverse solutions company. The members of the Apex management team have extensive experience in technology and innovation and have been employed or worked in third-party capacities with technology companies such as Microsoft and Skype. In addition, the management team members have backgrounds in both the private and public financial markets and have led junior-listed public offerings for companies that have realized billion-dollar market valuations. 

The Metaverse for Everyone is a collection of 3D worlds that users explore as avatars. Individual users or companies can outfit their own private virtual rooms with pictures, videos, PowerPoint presentations or even 3D objects. You can permanently pin the objects, therefore making your virtual environments live forever! After subscribing, a user can create their own marketplace for e-commerce – both physical and digital products – or even upload and sell their own NFTs in one of their own virtual galleries. Utopia VR’s The Metaverse for Everyone provides a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive.

Utopia VR’s app is now available for all iPhone and iPad users. The Company’s website mirrors the app, which means users can access Utopia VR directly from a PC, laptop, tablet, or VR headset without downloading the app, making it very Android friendly.


Trademarks:
“The Metaverse for Everyone™,” “VRoom™,” “VRooms™”
*Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Cisco’s Webex are all registered trademarks of their respective companies.


Bunny hop to Easter Park

Easter Park banner

Discover a virtual, Easter-themed, interactive 3D eCard. Host a scavenger hunt or take a stroll around Easter Park. Enjoy the whimsical scenery along with Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs. 

Meet up with your friends and family in real-time, to experience this virtual environment together simply by sending the link either via email, text or by posting your unique link to social media.

This virtual, eCard experience is available on PC, mobile phones, and VR headsets. Utopia VR is giving away a free copy of this Easter Park experience to anyone that registers as a free subscriber or is an existing subscriber. Utopia VR only requires your name and email to register at www.utopiavr.com  and your data will not be sold to anyone.

This Easter-themed experience is only available for a limited time. Catch it before it hops away!

After registration, users can choose from several themes for their virtual room (“VRoom”), including the virtual Easter-themed eCard. 

Utopia VR offers a virtual, immersive, 3D experience that is more interactive and collaborative than a regular 2D experience. The Company is continually adding new themed virtual environments. While the Utopia VR experience looks something like a game, it is not a game; this is an interactive and immersive, virtual experience with audio, video, and text chat capability for personal or business use. 

Utopia VR’s “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus/Meta Quest or HTC Vive. 

If you are not yet a registered member, sign up now for FREE! 

A preview of the holiday-themed eCard experience can be viewed at: https://youtube.com/shorts/Tfy1CMbxFKQ


Utopia VR Releases a Winter-themed Holiday E-card

This fully animated, 3D, holiday e-card can be enjoyed as an interactive experience with family and friends or simply share the e-card with others by sending a link by email, text message, or posting a link to social media

Utopia VR works on a computer (laptop/desktop), mobile device or VR headset. iOS devices can also download Utopia VR on the app store. 

KELOWNA, British Columbia – November 29, 2021 — Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”) announces the release of its virtual, winter-themed, interactive animated 3D e-card. Take a stroll outside in the Christmas Village to enjoy the majestic winter scenery, animated carolers, Frosty the Snow Man, and of course, Santa.

Meet up with your friends and family in real-time to experience this virtual environment together or email, text, or post your unique link to social media.

This virtual e-card experience is available on computers (laptop/desktop), mobile phones and is compatible with VR headsets such as Oculus Quest and HTC Vive. iOS devices can also download Utopia VR on the app store.

Utopia VR is giving away a free copy of this winter holiday experience to anyone that registers as a free subscriber or is an existing subscriber. Utopia VR only requires your name and email to register at www.utopiavr.com  and your data will not be sold to anyone.

This winter-themed holiday experience is available for a limited time only.

Utopia VR’s Digital Marketing and Community Manager, Jazmin dela Cruz said, “Invite your family and friends to your scheduled, virtual holiday event or business social. This is a fun, interactive experience for everyone to enjoy. Simply email or text your unique link to your friends and family and they can also enjoy this holiday e-card experience.”

After registration, users will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of 35 different themed virtual rooms (“VRooms”), including the virtual winter-themed e-card.

Utopia VR offers a virtual, immersive, 3D experience that is more interactive and collaborative than a regular 2D experience. The Company is continually adding new themed virtual environments. While the Utopia VR experience looks something like a game, it is not a game; this is an interactive, immersive, virtual audio, video, and text chat experience for personal or business use.

Utopia VR’s “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, laptop, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive.

Utopia VR invites you to experience, Christmas Village, an interactive 3D holiday card. Stroll along the snowy village and enjoy this festive season.

This limited-time 3D experience is FREE at www.utopiavr.com


Zombie Land VR, back by popular demand this Halloween Season

Zombie Land VR is an exclusive, 3D, virtual chat available now through November 12th.

NO VR headset is required – Utopia VR and Zombie Land VR work on all devices.  
KELOWNA, British Columbia –  Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Zombie Land VR is back. After 2020’s exciting introduction, Zombie Land VR has risen from the ashes and has returned as the world’s only web-based virtual chat experience – just in time for the Halloween Season.
 
CHAT AMONG THE ZOMBIES

Join with friends or family and enjoy Zombie Land VR, a fun and free, limited-time experience, now through November 12th.  With the click of a few buttons or keystrokes, this Halloween season you can quickly and easily set up your own Zombie Land VR, 3D experience. Share Zombie Land VR with friends and family by sending your unique link to others. Enter Zombie Land VR as your own spooky avatar! Pretend to be one of your favourite Zombie TV or film characters – or, just be your scary self!

To get your own copy of Zombie Land VR, go to www.utopiavr.com and register for a free account.

Zombie Land VR is an iconic zombie experience featuring a heart-pounding interactive, fully immersive virtual reality (“VR”) themed, chat environment. As participants walk through the foggy street at night, they must keep watch for attacking zombies that may emerge from houses or appear suddenly from behind parked cars. Users can invite their friends and family to interact – and chat in real-time! Or, the ultra-brave can check it out by themselves!

Zombie Land VR is not a game or movie trailer – it’s a fun, interactive, and immersive virtual chat experience.  

Zombie Land VR is optimized for PCs, VR headsets or the latest mobile phones. Utopia VR is also featuring themed Halloween avatars for a limited time so users and their families can get into this year’s Halloween spirit. Web-based consumers navigate by using avatars and can walk, talk and sit just like they do in the real world. An avatar is easily controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. Users can use text, chat, voice and video to communicate with others participating in Zombie Land VR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-yHup82QY4
A preview of Utopia VR’s Zombie Land
iPhone users can download our mobile app from the Apple store. (Android version coming in early 2022!)
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Utopia VR’s “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive.
 
At present, the Company has 36 virtual 3D rooms (VRooms™) options, with new environments being added on a regular basis. In addition for a very limited time Zombie Land VR is available.
 
Utopia VR’s app is now available for all iPhone and iPad users. The Company’s website mirrors the app, which means users can access Utopia VR directly from a PC, laptop, tablet or VR headset without downloading the app. Utopia VR’s Android version is anticipated to be released in Q1 of 2022.
About Utopia VR (Apex VR Holdings Inc.)
Apex VR Holdings Inc. (Apex) is doing business as Utopia VR. Apex is a diversified remote tech solutions company. The members of the Apex management team have extensive experience in technology and innovation and have been employed or worked in third-party capacities with technology companies such as Microsoft and Skype. In addition, the management team members have backgrounds in both the private and public financial markets and have led junior-listed public offerings for companies that have realized billion-dollar market valuations. 

Trademarks:
“The Metaverse for Everyone” ™, “VRoom”™, “VRooms”™
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Stuart Gray”
President

For Media inquiries
stuart@utopiavr.com
Office: 250-868-0787

Utopia VR Enters the Metaverse, Releasing Its Mobile App in the Apple Store to Enable Users to Power Avatar-Driven Virtual Meetings, Social Meetups and Live Events

Utopia VR – The MetaVeRse for Everyone™

KELOWNA, British Columbia — Sept. 23, 2020 — Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”) has positioned itself to capitalize on worldwide market share of the Metaverse with the release of its Apple mobile app. Utopia VR’s app enables users to personalize their own 3D environments and then schedule business meetings or social meetups in seconds through a proprietary link management system.


Utopia VR’s “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio and videoconferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s free virtual platform works on all relevant devices: PC, mobile and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive.


A preview of Utopia’s virtual MetaVeRse can be experienced at: Utopia VR MetaVeRse

At present, the Company has 36 virtual 3D room (VRoom™) options, with new environments being added on a regular basis.


Utopia VR’s app is now available for all iPhone and iPad users. The Company’s website mirrors the app, which means users can access Utopia VR directly from a PC, laptop, tablet or VR headset without downloading the app. Utopia VR’s Android version is anticipated to be released in Q1 of 2022.


Utopia VR’s technology does not require a download or installation when users are invited to attend a VRoom™ meeting. The receiver of an invitation simply clicks on a web link to access the environment. Users can use their mobile app or log in to their online user account at www.utopiavr.com to schedule or attend a meeting or social meetup. The Company is currently featuring a selection of 36 virtual rooms (VRooms ™) for registered subscribers to use on an unlimited basis during Utopia VR’s global prelaunch.

Stuart Gray, president and co-founder of Utopia VR, stated, “With our mobile app and integrated website mirroring functionality, Utopia VR has positioned itself to be a market leader among the technology giants all vying for market share in the Metaverse. Utopia VR has already been recognized as a standout leader in the high-quality design of three-dimensional virtual environments. In addition, the consistent feedback the Company has received is that Utopia VR is the easiest to use and most versatile virtual platform available today. Utopia VR offers far more engagement and collaboration than a traditional Zoom meeting. Utopia VR is truly The Metaverse for Everyone™ since our service is web-based and works on all devices without the need to download software.”


Cory Braden, Utopia VR CTO, said, “The Metaverse for Everyone™” is a collection of 3D worlds that users explore as avatars. Individual users or companies can outfit their own private virtual rooms with pictures, videos, PowerPoint presentations or even 3D objects. You can permanently pin the objects, therefore making your virtual environments live forever! After subscribing, a user can create their own marketplace for e-commerce – both physical and digital products – or even upload and sell their own NFTs in one of their own virtual galleries.”

Members of Utopia VR navigate through the various VRoom™ environments by using avatars; users can walk, talk and sit – just like they do in the real world. A user’s avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headset such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. Text chat, voice and video can be used to communicate with others. For important meetings and presentations, users can also import audio, video, 3D pictures, animated objects, PDF files and their favourite NFTs by simply dragging and dropping their file into a VRoom™ or by pasting a link from media platforms such as YouTube.


Kevin Vincent, VP of international sales for Utopia VR, said, “Over the past six months, I’ve toured hundreds of individuals from around the globe through our platform, and their instantaneous reactions underline our excitement. ‘This is so simple’ or ‘This is a way better experience than (other online meeting systems)’ were common from everyone who has experienced Utopia VR.”


Utopia VR will continue to offer an “all-free service” to users after the Company enters the launch phase in the next few months. When the Company launches, exciting, feature-rich paid packages will also be available.


David Martin, VP of global operations, said, “I was fortunate enough to be involved in companies leading the charge in global digital disruption over the past 20 years. I believe the transition from today’s one-dimensional websites and mobile phones over to tomorrow’s three-dimensional, web-based representation and expression will be more dramatic. This technology advancement will be looked back upon as an instrumental pivot point that greatly influenced a new way of interacting and a brand-new digital future.”


Timmu Tõke, CEO and co-founder of Wolf3d, designer of the avatars utilized in Utopia VR’s VRoom’s™ stated, “Last year made it clear that remote collaboration is going to be the future of work. We are excited to work with companies like Utopia VR that make these immersive tools a reality today. Utopia VR has joined our growing list of 500+ companies who are integrating Ready Player Me avatars into their apps and games. Users of the platform can travel between these experiences using a consistent digital identity.”


Utopia VR showcased at the annual Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) virtual conference

KELOWNA, British Columbia – May 18, 2021 – Kelowna-based Utopia VR is calling its first big real-world market test of its online meeting platform a success. The company showcased its technology to more than 110 Ontario communities and sponsors Tuesday (May 18) at the annual Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) virtual conference. The conference included recorded appearances by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

“The event was hosted by the City of Timmins and Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”) was pleased to be participating,” Stuart Gray, President commented. “I’m delighted to report that the technology met our early expectations and was received well by the portion of 800 delegates who directly experienced the platform.”

“When I was introduced to Utopia VR in early March, I recognized instantly that this is the future of online meeting technology and quickly recommended that FONOM staff consider integrating Utopia VR’s showcase and meeting solutions into this annual event,” commented Timmins mayor George Pirie. 


The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is the unified voice of Northeastern Ontario, representing and advocating on behalf of 110 cities, towns and municipalities.

“Utopia VR is a privately-held emerging Canada-based solution provider in the online meeting space,” stated Gray. “Our cutting-edge online VR (virtual reality) VRooms provide users with enhanced, next-level immersive experiences.”

“Our technology is entirely web-based which means meeting hosts and participants can use any device including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Now, more than ever, we need to be connected and Utopia VR is on the leading edge of human connectivity,” said Gray.

“It’s the future of online work collaboration and it’s here now,” added Gray. “We are still testing the early limits of our platform and we are excited to know that we will be able to announce more details about this exciting, world-class technology in the weeks ahead.”

The FONOM event included two exhibition rooms for conference sponsors, a showcase room for the host city Timmins, and a showcase room for Utopia VR.

The company fielded numerous enquiries from communities anxious to find alternatives to today’s mainstream online meeting platforms.  


Utopia VR Announces Winter Wonderland, a Majestic Christmas-Themed Virtual Experience for Socially Distant 3D Holiday Interaction, and Prize Giveaways Totaling $1,000 in Value

KELOWNA, British Columbia – Dec. 1, 2020 — via InvestorWire — Utopia VR (“Utopia VR” or the “Company”), the developer of a web-based, mobile-friendly audio and video conferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D, web technology, today announces the launch of Winter Wonderland, a majestic virtual experience featuring an interactive and immersive Christmas-themed environment. This hybrid experience offers Utopia VR subscribers a virtual Christmas destination wherein they can meet up with friends and family in their own private Christmas-themed townhouse or take a walk outside in the large public village to enjoy the majestic winter scenery, animated Christmas carolers, and, of course, Santa.


Subscribers who register for Utopia VR between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 will be automatically entered in a random drawing for prizes totaling $1,000 in value, including gift cards to Starbucks or Subway and branded Utopia VR T-shirts. The contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the USA who have reached the age of majority in their respective province or state of residence at the time of entry.


The Winter Wonderland experience is available on PC, mobile phone and through VR headsets.


Subscribe to Utopia VR for free by entering your email address and you will be automatically entered in the Winter Wonderland prize giveaway. Click on the orange “get started now” button. www.utopiavr.com


After registration, users will have the opportunity to choose from among 15 different themed virtual rooms (“VRooms”), including both the private and public Winter Wonderland VRooms. The VRooms will be available in the user’s own log in account after they are confirmed by email as a subscriber.

Utopia VR offers a virtual, immersive, Zoom-like, 3D experience that is more interactive and collaborative than a regular conferencing experience. The Company will continually add new themed virtual environments. While the Utopia VR experience looks something like a game, it is not gaming technology; this is an interactive, immersive, virtual, audio, video and text chat platform that is best experienced with others.


Utopia VR subscribers can customize their private Christmas townhouses or any other private VRooms that they have in their subscriber log in account. Subscribers can customize their townhouse by posting family pictures or uploading 3D objects. They may also wish to paste a
YouTube link to their favorite Christmas music video or perhaps, sing Christmas carols, share a family slide show, or just meet up with family or friends to chat.


“This year invite your family and friends to your virtual Christmas or New Year’s party or go for a walk in the Winter Wonderland village with family or friends,” said Utopia VR co-founder and president Stuart Gray. “This is a fun, festive and socially distant way to safely and enjoyably gather with loved ones this holiday. Through Utopia VR, make this Christmas a memorable occasion your family and friends won’t forget.”

Utopia VR is optimized for PCs, VR headsets and newer mobile phones. Users navigate by using avatars, and they can walk, talk, and sit just like they do in the real world. An avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headset such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. Users can use text, voice audio and video to communicate with others.


A 90 second video preview of the Winter Wonderland experience can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/485196277

Gray added, “We wanted to create a majestic, 3D, Winter Wonderland experience for family and friends. At a time when restrictions are in place regarding in-person meetings with family and friends, people are turning to virtual means of communicating with others. Utopia VR is a virtual platform for family, friends, and business associates to connect with one another, offering a remarkably high level of engagement with others that makes it perfect for business or social use. Utopia VR is Zoom on steroids!”


Additional Company News
Utopia VR additionally announces it has acquired the domain name UtopiaVR.com for an undisclosed amount. This domain name will strengthen Utopia VR’s market positioning as a “Zoom alternative” for business and social purposes. This is now the flagship domain name for the Company.


Winter Wonderland Contest Details

The Winter Wonderland prize giveaway will run from Dec. 1, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. Contest winners will be selected through an electronic, randomized draw. Prizes totaling $1,000 Canadian in value will be given in the form of a branded Utopia VR T-shirt or a gift card from either Starbucks or Subway. The gift cards each have a value of $20 CDN and can be activated in the USA and Canada. The T-shirts have a retail value of $30 CDN. There will be a total of 40 prizes awarded. Those selected as winners will be contacted by Utopia VR via email on or before Jan. 11, 2021. Winners will then be asked to provide more information, such as full name, address, and location, so Utopia VR can send their prize by mail. Utopia VR will publish a list of winners in the next Company newsletter and in the prize giveaway link available on the Company website, identifying the winners by first name, last name initial, and location of residence. Canadian winners will be requested to answer a skill-testing question, only if there
selected as a winner. There is no cost for entry; the Company only requires a valid email, username to subscribe/enter. The contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the USA who have reached the age of majority in their respective province or state of residence at the time of entry.

There are two ways to enter the Winter Wonderland prize giveaway.

Subscribe to Utopia VR for free by entering your email address and you will be automatically entered in the Winter Wonderland prize giveaway. Click on the orange “get started now” button. www.utopiavr.com


If you are a current member of Utopia VR and desire to enter the Winter Wonderland prize giveaway, confirm you are a registered member of Utopia VR by emailing info@utopiavr.com (Please write, “Winter Wonderland Prize Giveaway” in the email subject header. In the body of the email, write “ALREADY A MEMBER” and include your full name, email, location, and phone number. Your email must match the registration email Utopia VR has on file. Only one entry per household.

About Apex VR Holdings Inc.

Apex VR Holdings Inc. (Apex) is doing business as Utopia VR. Apex is a diversified technology company focused on virtual reality experiences for business, sports, and entertainment. The members of the Apex management team have vast experience in technology and innovation and have been employed or worked in a third-party capacity with technology companies such as Microsoft and Skype. Also, the management team members have backgrounds in both the private and public financial markets and have led junior listed public offerings for companies that have realized billion-dollar market valuations. Utopia VR is a web-based, mobile-friendly audio and video conferencing, immersive experience that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. What makes this technology unique is that there is no download or installation required. Users simply send a web link to whomever they want to join them in their virtual room. The technology is in beta and very rapidly in development. Utopia VR features a selection of business and social virtual rooms (VRooms) such as an executive boardroom, tech center, theatre, classroom, animated disco, private ocean village and ZombieLandVR. You must register as a subscriber to have log in access to all the available private, virtual, VRooms and features.


Utopia VR Announces Zombie Land VR, a Virtual Zombie Experience Just in Time for Halloween

KELOWNA, British Columbia – October 14, 2020 — via NetworkWire — Utopia VR (the “Company” or “Utopia VR”) announces Zombie Land VR, an iconic zombie experience featuring a heart-pounding interactive, fully immersive virtual reality (“VR”) themed environment. As participants walk through the foggy street at night, they must keep watch for attacking zombies that may emerge from houses or appear suddenly from behind parked cars. Users can invite their friends and family to interact in the zombie experience with them – or the very brave can check it out by themselves! Zombie Land VR is not a game or movie trailer – this is an interactive, immersive virtual chat experience.


Zombie Land VR is optimized for PCs, VR headsets or newer mobile phones. Utopia VR is also featuring themed Halloween avatars for a limited time so users and their families can get into this year’s Halloween spirit. Web-based consumers navigate by using avatars and can walk, talk and sit just like they do in the real world. An avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headset such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. Users can use text, chat, voice and video to communicate with others participating in Zombie Land VR.


A preview of the Zombie Land VR experience can be viewed at: https://player.vimeo.com/video/467497717

Zombie Land VR is the first in a series of themed VR experiences to enter the entertainment and sports industry. Utopia VR, which is positioning itself to be a leader in engagement marketing, is working with talented industry professionals to develop and launch specific VR themed environments to engage targeted audiences. The themed environments will be corporate branded, adding to the Company’s customized VR experiences that engage and build loyalty among consumers.


Engagement marketing – sometimes called experimental marketing, event marketing or loyalty marketing – engages consumers and can be used as an extension to a website, digital commercial or advertisement or can replace traditional marketing methods altogether. This type of marketing allows a consumer to participate in the evolution of a brand experience rather than merely being a passive receiver of the messages. Engagement marketers believe consumers should be actively involved in the production and co-creation of marketing programs, developing a relationship with a brand. Utopia VR customizes the virtual
engagement marketing campaigns specific to the company’s core values and market demographic.

One of the key benefits specific to Utopia VR’s technology is the ability to target a worldwide audience with technology that works on all platforms simply by sharing a link. Consumers decide if they want to participate in an engagement marketing campaign in 3D or virtual reality, depending on their preferred device; therefore, every engagement marketing campaign targets a large audience without limitations due to technology. Stuart Gray, president of Utopia VR, stated, “We are excited to be positioned as a technology innovator with engagement marketing and will be announcing strategic partnerships and collaboration with professionals from the entertainment and sports sectors. Utopia VR’s disruptive technology is an incredible way to cost-effectively engage consumers. Zombie Land VR is just a snapshot of what’s to come.”

About Apex VR Holdings Inc.
Apex VR Holdings Inc. (Apex) is doing business as Utopia VR. Apex is a diversified technology company focused on virtual reality experiences for business, sports and entertainment. The members of the Apex management team have vast experience in technology and innovation and have been employed or worked in a third-party capacity with technology companies such as Microsoft and Skype. Also, the management team members have backgrounds in both the private and public financial markets and have led junior listed public offerings for companies that have realized billion-dollar market valuations.
Utopia VR is a web-based, mobile-friendly audio and video conferencing immersive experience that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. What makes this technology unique is that there is no download or installation required. Users simply send a web link to whomever they want to join them in their virtual room. The technology is in beta and very rapidly in development.

To visit Utopia VR’s Zombie Land VR experience, visit Zombielandvr.com.


Utopia VR Launches Global Virtual Reality Platform in Beta Offering Zoom-like Meetings

KELOWNA, British Columbia – Sept. 1, 2020 – Utopia VR (the “Company” or “Utopia VR”) announces the launch of its global virtual reality, business and social platform offering Zoom-like meetings. Utopia VR is a web-based, mobile-friendly, audio and video conferencing immersive experience that utilizes innovative, 3D, web technology. What makes this technology unique is that there is no download or installation required. You simply send a web link to whoever you want to join you in your virtual room. Utopia VR features a selection of business and social virtual rooms (VRooms) such as an executive board room, tech center, classroom, animated disco, or even your own private village. The Company is currently featuring a selection of 12 VRooms for registered members to use on an unlimited basis and it is free to join by visiting. www.utopiavr.io  

Members of Utopia VR navigate through the various VRoom environments by using avatars; you can walk, talk and sit just like you do in the real world. An avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. You can use text chat, voice and video to communicate with others. Also, you can import audio, video, 3D pictures, animation, and document PDF files by simply dragging and dropping your file into a VRroom or by posting a link from media platforms such as YouTube.

Host your own private business meetings, trainings and social events in your own virtual boardroom, tech center, classroom, village, gallery, etc. Utopia VR is a highly effective and collaborative way to learn and communicate. From the start-up entrepreneur, professional worker, business manager, salesperson, business coach, teacher and trainer to the independent corporate executive, Utopia VR is the perfect communication and sales tool.

Stuart Gray, president of Utopia VR, states, “More people are now working from home than ever before and companies are looking for solutions to communicate and train their employees. Utopia VR offers a web-based technology platform that allows people to host or participate in a virtual meeting from anywhere in the world simply by clicking a unique web link. And since Utopia VR can be used on a mobile device, it’s an incredible sales and marketing tool.  Simply share your unique VRoom links by text, email, or by posting on any social media platform.”
  
With business owners, professionals,  sales agents, students, and teachers impacted by COVID – 19, there has been a dramatic user increase in conference services. But not everyone has been satisfied with teleconference services, such as Zoom. Utopia VR offers a unique, interactive and fun conference alternative. You can navigate with the use of avatars, import 3D objects, interact, and engage with others in a way that simulates the real world. If you require the traditional audio and video features that teleconferencing offers, you can select those options.

Positioning for the future

According to stats surrounding mobile traffic vs desktop traffic in 2020, most of the internet traffic came from mobile phones, with 50.48% mobile compared to desktop traffic at 46.51%. Since this technology works on mobile phones and all other devices there are no market barriers as anyone can use the intuitive Utopia VR platform. *

There are several points of revenue for the Company, including a paid, affiliate driven member version of Utopia VR and Corporate advertising anticipated in the first part of 2021. Utopia VR is currently in discussions with several companies regarding joint venture opportunities and is entertaining new business opportunities.

During the beta period, Utopia VR will receive user feedback and continue to design its VRooms, create new, enhanced avatars, and expand its VR technology platform. At the end of the beta period (TBD) all members who have joined Utopia VR will keep their free, basic accounts and be granted updated VRooms and avatars.

About Utopia VR (Apex VR holdings Inc.)

Apex VR Holdings Inc. (Apex) is doing business as, Utopia VR.  Apex is a virtual, remote work solutions Company. The Apex management team has vast experience in technology and innovation and has been employed or worked in a third-party capacity with technology Companies such as Microsoft and Skype. In addition, the management team has a background in both the private and public financial markets and have led junior listed public offerings for Companies that have realized billion-dollar market valuations. 

*Article by Tech Jury 08/11/2020  TechJuryArticle