High Rise Virtual World, or simply High Rise, is a creative mobile community where users can express themselves, interact with others, and build lasting connections by creating distinctive digital avatars. The organization was formed in San Francisco, California, in 2015, when the app was first released. It now boasts a completely remote workforce of enthusiastic artists, UI/UX designers, community managers, engineers, developers, social media professionals, and support agents, all of which are supported by prominent investors such as YCombinator and Maveron.
High rise is inspired by games like Animal Crossing, The Sims, Second Life, and Habbo Hotel. Avatars and environments are created and styled by users who join the avatar community to express themselves. Rooms, games, and events are examples of these venues where members may interact with one another. High-rise players, in instance, may pick from thousands of clothes and furnishings pieces to construct millions of self-expression combinations, establish a “world of dreams,” host real-time activities, and participate in events such as fashion walk-offs. The company, which calls itself as the “next social media,” also has features like real-time virtual chat, content sharing, and news feeds. Over 3 million users have joined High Rise’s avatar social network in search of a place “where [they] belong” as of 2019.
According to a recent estimate, in High Rise, over 6 million users create avatars, communicate, and form new connections.
High Rise is much more than a social media platform. It’s the simplest way to establish your own avatar identity, make new best friends, keep in the know, and explore a beautiful virtual world – all from the convenience of your phone.