Posted by: vivatymarkh | July 15, 2009

vSide Closing Its Doors

We wanted to send a quick note to our friends over at vSide, who announced they were closing down their service due to a lack of funding.

This is obviously sad news for everyone. We’re always interested in seeing more companies in the virtual world space because it helps increase competition, and overall, provide a better experience for users everywhere. The vSide and Doppelganger team were always a very creative and innovative team, and the industry learned a lot from their work.

Luckily, we know a lot of the team are landing at great new places (we’re lucky enough to have one of their best animators on our team now!), so their good work will continue.

We’ve learned a lot from the vSide users who have joined Vivaty and shared their feedback on what we can do to build a better service. I know a lot of those vSide users have spent a lot of time building up their identities and reputation on vSide.

As part of this, we’d like to invite vSide users to join Vivaty. To help with the transition, we’re offering a limited-time Vivaty Points bonus based on your vSide activity. A lot of this is built on trust right now, but we want to do whatever we can to make an easier transition for vSide users.

You can read more about that here.

Additionally, we’ve often read the vSide forums. vSide users are a vocal bunch (awesome!), so we invite you to share your ideas, feedback and insights with us at so we can focus on making Vivaty a better experience for you, too.


Mark Hull
VP Product Management



  1. vSide isn’t closing –

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