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Avatar teleport controller

A virtual reality (vr) game platform has an input mechanism, software executing on a processor from a non-transitory medium, and a display screen displaying, under control of the software, an object at a first position in a virtual environment, the object controllable by a player interacting with the vr game platform to move in the virtual environment viewed by the player from a camera centered on the object, the display screen further displaying a symmetrical region of the environment centered on the controlled object, the symmetrical region expanding in radius at a controlled rate. The player is enabled to select, using the input mechanism, a second position within the expanding symmetrical region to move the object, after which selection the object teleports to the second position, and the camera teleports to the second position as well.. ... Roblox Corporation

Integrated chat and game play platform

A system incorporates a managing server executing software on a processor, game servers serving video games, a plurality of network-connected mobile computerized appliances in use by persons to play games served by the game servers; and software executing on processors of the computerized appliances. Software at the computerized appliances provides interactive interfaces, enabling a first player launch a chat session through the managing server with one or more other players, enabling any one of the players in a chat session to associate a game served by one of the one or more game servers with the chat session, and enabling players in the chat session to enter the game associated with the chat session, and to leave the game and return to the chat session.. ... Roblox Corporation

System for user-generated content as digital experiences

A media system has a server executing software from a non-transitory medium, a content server storing instances of digital media, and a first interactive interface provided by the software to individual ones of network-connected computerized appliances. The first interactive interface displays a plurality of individual first interactive graphic objects in a pattern, each interactive graphic object representing a specific digital experience (de), being a plurality of specifically-related instances of digital media, and wherein selection, by a user of one of the network-connected computerized appliances, of an individual one of the interactive graphics objects provides a second interactive interface displaying a pattern of second graphic objects, each representing an individual one of the instances of digital media in the de, and wherein selection of one of the second graphic objects, by the user of the network-connected computerized appliance, streams the selected digital media to the computerized appliance to be played.. ... Roblox Corporation

Virtual reality environment observation system and network

A virtual reality (vr) system has a server coupled to a data repository and having a processor executing software, a vr game stored in the data repository; and a first network-connected appliance having a display screen, in communication with the network-connected server over the network. The server interacts with the first appliance enabling a user to play a vr game, and prepares a data stream based on the interaction to be streamed to a second computerized appliance, enabling a user of the second computerized appliance to view the activity of a virtual object of the user of the first network-connected computerized appliance as a passive observer from the viewpoint of the avatar, having no control input.. ... Roblox Corporation

Methods and apparatus for interacting with network-connected consumers

A system has a computerized game server with a processor coupled to a data repository, the server executing software on the processor, serving video games to a player operating a computerized appliance having a display screen, the computerized appliance coupled to the computerized server over a wide area network (wan), and providing interactive interfaces enabling interaction between the system and players, and a sensory presentation comprising one or both of audio and images accessible to the player, the sensory presentation including an artifact hidden in one or more of the images, or in the audio in the sensory presentation. The player finds the artifact hidden in the sensory presentation, communicates the act of finding the artifact and circumstances of the act to the computerized game server, where the game server provides a predetermined reward to the player for the act of finding the artifact.. ... Roblox Corporation

System for handling communicated threats

A system has a threat-resolution server connected to a wide-area network and having a processor executing first threat-processing software from a non-transitory medium, and a computerized appliance connected to the wan at a business enterprise executing second threat-processing software. The second threat-processing software enables a standardized summarization of an identified threat, gathering of available data useful for identifying a source of the threat, and transmission of a threat report to the threat-resolution server, where the first threat-processing software enables determination of a threat source from the data transmitted, suggests resolution steps back to the computerized appliance, and notified law-enforcement agencies, suicide prevention services, and other services as determined to be needed by nature of the threat.. ... Roblox Corporation

Uniform game display across multiple devices

A system serves a multi-player virtual-reality (vr) game to two appliances used by players. The server receives data from the first computerized appliance indicating new activity of a controllable object controlled by the first player, determines instant state of the controlled object, accesses predictive display data, selects, according to the instant state of the controlled object, specific predictive display data associated with the first player, and sends the specific predictive display data to the second computerized appliance, where it is utilized to display a predicted movement over time of the first controlled object in the second display.. ... Roblox Corporation

Tracking and player-to-game matching system for online gaming

A video game method has steps for receiving, at a network-connected server providing video games, a request from a first player to enter a particular game, determining by software executing on a processor on the network-connected server, from a non-transitory medium, instances of the particular game already in progress, accessing stored information regarding friends of the first player, determining if one or more friends of the first player are engaged in one or more of the games already in progress, and directing the first player to a particular one of the games already in progress wherein one or more friends of the first player are engaged.. . ... Roblox Corporation

Parties from chat

A gaming system runs on a server executing software, and provides a first interactive interface to a first player, enabling the first player to establish a chat session as a chat leader, to invite a plurality of other players to the chat session, to select a game provided by the system from the at least one game server, and to launch the game with the chat leader and the other players in the chat session as players in the game, and provides a second interactive interface to players in the chat session as a result of invitation, the second interactive interface enabling the players in the chat session other than the leader to participate in the chat session, and to play the game selected and launched by the chat leader, who becomes a lead player in the game.. . ... Roblox Corporation

Tracking and recommendation system for online gaming

A method includes steps of admitting a first player and a second player to play an on-line video game implemented in a virtual environment, establishing a definition of proximity for any two objects or avatars in the virtual environment, tracking location in the video game for each player avatar or object controlled by a player, noting an event each time the two players are in proximity, as defined by the proximity definition, recording time period that the two players are in proximity for each event, and issuing to one or both players a friend suggestion for the other player, based on proximity events and time in proximity.. . ... Roblox Corporation

Gps tracking with map overlay

A game system has one or more network-connected servers executing system software (ssw) on one or more processors from a non-transitory medium, providing virtual reality games for players logged in to the system to select and play, and a plurality of mobile digital devices in use by players logged in to the system, associated by the system with individual player identity, executing a mobile application (ma) enabled to interact with the ssw, and equipped with gps tracking. The ma reports gps coordinates for individual ones of the plurality of players to the ssw periodically, and the ssw identifies clusters of players based on pre-programmed geography limitations, and uses cluster data for various interactions between players and the system, and between players and other players.. ... Roblox Corporation

Automatic decoration of a three-dimensional model

A method and apparatus for automatically decorating a three-dimensional model is disclosed. The method may include receiving an image file from a user. ... Roblox Corporation

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