The enigmatic singer and artist Poppy lays claim to the “metaverse”. Prepare to enter the PoppySphere.
It’s the new app that makes Poppy one of the first artists to capitalize on the metaverse – a buzzword since tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg shared Facebook’s vision for his platform last month. commerce-focused virtual reality platform named as such. It doubled down by changing the name of Facebook’s parent company to Meta.
Either way, PoppySphere for iOS and Android presents an 8-bit virtual universe for Poppy fans to explore, with “dynamic rooms and secrets to uncover as they navigate an iconoclastic realm of creation,” says A press release. “Users can customize their own avatar and text chat while plumbing the depths of Poppy’s virtual space, playing games and connecting with other fans around the world.”
“I’m excited to launch my own Metaverse!” Poppy says of the app developed with HiFi Labs. “A fully customizable virtual space to hang out and talk with PoppySphere one-on-one. The possibilities are endless, so make yourself at home.”
Seems like the perfect way for Poppy lovers to dip their toes into the Metaverse. But if it’s inspired by Poppy’s music and internet personality, there may be some weird twists and turns along the way.
Poppy’s latest album, punk and grunge fueled Flux, arrived in September, backed by singles such as “Her” and the effort’s title track. She is currently on tour in the United States and will play in Europe in 2022. Last month, she filled her Amoeba Records bag with doom and black metal.
Go to poppysphere.com to discover PoppySphere.
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