IMVU

Unique 3D IM client with avatars

IMVU is an original instant messaging tool that lets you chat with people from all over the globe in a 3D environment, instead of the plain, text-only chat room we're all used to. View full description

PROS

  • Very original 3D chat rooms
  • Totally customizable avatars
  • Credits enable you to acquire new stuff

CONS

  • Chat in speech bubbles is confusing
  • It can take some time to load

Very good
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IMVU is an original instant messaging tool that lets you chat with people from all over the globe in a 3D environment, instead of the plain, text-only chat room we're all used to.

In IMVU, your personality is not represented by just a simple nickname: it's a fully three-dimensional, Sims-style 3D character you can customize in many ways: skin color, hair style, clothes, pets, actions and animations, etc.

As unique as it sounds, IMVU works just like any other IM client. You start by registering a user account on the program's website, picking your avatar and customizing his or her appearance. Then simply join the network and look for some interesting people to chat with, either on your personal space or in one of the public chat rooms.

Interactive chats

Besides just chatting, IMVU also lets you perform certain actions with your avatar. Just right-click on the character and you'll open a context menu with all the options, classified into several categories: movements, moods, expressions and more. IMVU also features a credits system that enables you to acquire new apparel for your avatar and customize the appearance of your hair, eyes and more.

IMVU is undeniably very original in certain aspects. But this originality sometimes makes it a bit confusing. For example, chats are hard to follow on IMVU's speech bubbles, so you'll eventually end up following the conversation in the text box – like any other IM client. Also, moving around the 3D space is difficult and sometimes frustrating, as it can get really slow depending on your internet connection.

IMVU is an original IM client that lets you meet people, chat and make friends in a highly detailed 3D environment.

IMVU

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— User reviews — about IMVU

  • Dixie Paige

    by Dixie Paige

    "Don't download this, it's owned by prejudice people."

    Imvu is a terrible game. I'm a 4 year long player, 2 years with my current account, and when you first register, they te... More.

    reviewed on July 30, 2015

  • darenduncan

    by darenduncan

    "i press to play it and it will say loading and then logging in and it wont "

    when I downloaded it it wont 1og me in and im really trying to play this game :(. More.

    reviewed on June 25, 2015

  • wetmanjerry

    by wetmanjerry

    "I changed my name on my account today 20 minutes later couldn't login "

    yea I totally agree with that person because i change my name today on my account and about 20 mins later i logout and w... More.

    reviewed on May 16, 2015

  • dakotametcalf

    by dakotametcalf

    "Best Game Ever!!!!!"

    This is an amazing and fun and free and fast! You can meet all your friends and people from all over the world! This is ... More.

    reviewed on April 17, 2015

  • kato.m.lund

    by kato.m.lund

    "IMVU IS A SCAM"

    - About 2 months ago I logged into IMVU as I normally would. I had bought VIP + Name change token and decided that I wan... More.

    reviewed on February 26, 2015

  • WakingDream

    by WakingDream

    "Great fun, but at great risk."

    IMVU is a great place to hangout, meet people with similar interests, and even make a connection, but it can be perilous... More.

    reviewed on November 18, 2014