YAHAHA, a revolutionary new social entertainment platform that makes it easy to create 3D content and games, is inviting anyone with a creative mind to be a part of its Early Exclusive Insiders Group. Creatives can sign up now to secure a unique username, ahead of the platform’s Early Alpha launch. These digital pioneers will have a key role to play in the development of YAHAHA, by testing the platform and creating their own content, building a virtual community.
A unique, new user-generated content social platform, YAHAHA is a digital world in which creators and players will come together to combine virtual and real-world experiences. Like TikTok did for video creation, YAHAHA is on a mission to democratise 3D content creation – making it accessible to anyone with a creative mindset to make games and social environments. With an interactive Studio tool, thousands of free pieces of art available to use, tutorials, and peer to peer feedback, it’s easy to unleash creativity. From giving creators the freedom to distribute their content, to offering users the chance to spend time playing games with friends in new and exciting worlds created by fellow players, YAHAHA has it all. If you build it, they can play it.
YAHAHA has a team of almost 100 people, with headquarters in Finland. In January, the trailblazing platform announced that it had secured an incredible investment of $50million; created by a team of Unity veterans, YAHAHA will be built by its players. Ushering in the next generation of social entertainment, YAHAHA unifies the creator and player experiences. Imagine a 3D virtual landscape where friends can come together to create, share, collaborate and play – that is YAHAHA’s vision.
Patty Toledo, Director of Developer Relations at YAHAHA, said:
“Our goal at YAHAHA is to make it easy for anyone with little or no experience to become a digital content creator. Through no-code entry levels, creating a new social environment in YAHAHA is as easy as drag and drop – all you need is a creative mindset and your imagination. The Early Alpha launch is the first phase in a planned schedule of launches throughout this year. By signing up early, users will be able to secure their own unique username, the first step in creating a new virtual lifestyle with YAHAHA.”
Once in YAHAHA, everyone, no matter their level of knowledge, will be able to test the platform, creating a universe of fun social experiences and paving the way for others in the future. Users can hang out, explore social environments, play games or dive into the simple, fun and free to use tools themselves to design something of their own.
YAHAHA will be made up of the following components:
YAHAHA will be available to use for free on mobile and PC. Within the mobile and PC app, users can come together across platforms to experience and enjoy YAHAHA’s virtual social experiences. This will include digital worlds and games made by users as well as existing YAHAHA content, alongside relaxing social areas, with a variety of control schemes available.
Within the PC app, as well as socialising, creators are also able to use the Studio tool to build content, to manage their creations and to publish any games or environments they have created.
The 3D creator tool is where users can build content, games, and worlds using existing assets from the YAHAHA Assets Library with little or no coding experience. Several gameplay components will be provided to help new creators to create. The goal is to make it as easy as drag and drop or leveraging templates to make something new. After creating content, users will be able to save and publish it.
YAHAHA will also be introducing further elements this year, such as personalised avatars: users will be able create their own digital avatar to start a new digital lifestyle – a virtual identity, if you like.
By joining the Early Exclusive Insiders Group, users can secure their own custom username, and be the first to test YAHAHA. Anyone with a creative mind can become a digital pioneer, building this new virtual frontier. YAHAHA is opening an early access programme in March. Staggered content releases will also take place throughout 2022, unlocking more and more exciting features.
With YAHAHA, the only limit is your imagination.
Yahaha Studios was founded in 2020 by a pioneering group of Unity veterans, with a mission to democratise 3D games content creation and consumption. Establishing a pioneering world-class user generated content (UGC) no-code creation platform for 3D interactive content, YAHAHA empowers both developers and players at all levels to build, publish, host, and operate multiplayer games. With one click publishing available for all to play, making games and content creation easy and the metaverse accessible to all.
Headquartered in Finland and with offices in Korea and China, the team holds a unique perspective on growth and prioritises inclusivity, diversity and innovation in an open culture. To extend the parameters of the gaming industry is no easy task, but with the billions of pieces of content emerging in various forms across the platform, YAHAHA is steadily gaining traction among developers. Supporting a virtual world with cutting edge technology, the YAHAHA community is building and serving millions of creators to enable the continued explosion of the metaverse.
YAHAHA is an organic ecosystem of user-generated content that seamlessly integrates reality and virtuality, providing a space that harnesses the freedom and limitless possibilities of creation. YAHAHA gives users the power of a game engine without the need to be a creative expert, with its low-code editor, ready-built asset library and all the tools needed to integrate 3D art and animation. With YAHAHA creators can generate multiplayer 3D interactive content quickly and easily.
YAHAHA is ushering in the next generation of entertainment.