IMVU Information
About us
IMVU is a consumer Internet startup in downtown Palo Alto. IMVU makes the world's greatest 3D chat, which is now in beta testing with customers around the world. The service lets users express themselves by creating and customizing a 3D avatar with a wide variety of clothes, accessories, pets, and scenes. The service has been live for several years, and it is generating a rapidly growing revenue stream from the sale of virtual currency. IMVU's culture is maniacally focused on rapidly developing and testing features and business ideas to learn from our customers what will make a great business. IMVU has top tier venture investors and an extraordinarily talented team with deep experience in games and virtual worlds.

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Our mission
To fulfill the promise of online socializing and creativity.

Development philosophy
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Our future
  • Games - Instead of playing games like poker, pool, or chess with only a screen name or an icon, play using a 3D avatar that you've customized and dressed the way you want.
  • Platforms - We are actively porting IMVU to as many IM networks, clients, and operating systems as possible, and plan to bring avatars to other devices like cellphones and portable game consoles. We will eventually ship a Macintosh port.
  • Graphics and sound - IMVU works on almost any PC, even those without 3D graphics cards. Though we launched our beta test without sound or special effects, we will continually improve the audiovisual features of IMVU and provide all of these improvements to our developer community.
  • Brands and celebrities - Imagine chatting with your friends using IMVU, dressed up as your favorite movie star, singer, or sport hero, or wearing your favorite brand-name clothes or accessories. IMVU invites celebrities and corporations with brand-name products to extend their popularity and franchises to IM. Contact to learn more.
  • Freedom of expression - In order to support all kinds of content in IMVU, and to build a marketplace and environment where everyone is comfortable. We are committed to providing the necessary controls and ratings systems to support the needs of the general audience and the holders of brands and franchises. We are also committed to providing a safe and fun experience for both our teen users and our adult users.
  • Unheralded game designer? - There was a time when video game development didn't require dozens of people or millions of dollars. IMVU will make it possible for hobbyist game developers to create and sell games for IM in collaboration with a thriving development community that is creating avatars, animations, and other 3D and interactive assets.