(Originally I replied to your previous comment with lots more sites as a raw list here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25664862 )
Feel free to add to the list.
1. Current platforms don't recreate the experience of mingling that you have in real-life. In real-life you can be doing one thing (getting coffee from the kitchenette) and overhear an ongoing conversation which you then decide to join. Is it possible to recreate that serendipity online? (We thought about running speech-to-text on all conversations and showing them in bubbles in the ui so that you could see what other people are talking about before you join the conversation.)
2. People want to express themselves in ways other than speech. In the real world you do that via your clothing, the stickers you put on your laptop, the look on your face, etc. How can you recreate that in a digital world? Should you let people "vandalize" the room by drawing on it?
3. Is this something that people will have on throughout the day to hang out with friends? Is it something you use only at a time scheduled in advance?
4. I play chess online with friends and anecdotally many other people have started doing that in the past year for obvious reasons. Can you embed those types of experiences in Chatmosphere so that I can hang out with friends and do actual activities with them where other people can drop in/out of observing? (The same applies to watching youtube videos together, playing video games, etc.) Gather.town is trying to do this, but I didn't like their implementation when I last checked it. Bunch is also in this space, obviously.
5. There are a LOT of competitors in this space. (Mozilla Hubs, Rambly, Tengable, Calla, High Fidelity, Teamflow, Movement, Sococo, etc.) What is unique about your solution?
I've thought about this a lot (and coded a small poc) so I would be happy to chat in more detail if it helps you. (I'm no longer pursuing this myself.)
Imagine remote working as a sims-like game, where you map everything into the virtual environment, e.g., sit in your spot and code for an hour, where you occasionally can peek the text bubble of nearby colleagues; you take a break and go to the kitchen and meet people there; you walk to somebody's spot for a conversation ...
That would make remote working a lot of fun.
AFAIK they embed games / etc. in an iframe. What didn't you like about that?
I did a virtual pub crawl based on the 12 pubs in the movie The World's End, and it was a lot of fun. We had a really good time.
What I'm curious to see are the more creative uses of this. Yes, we can make virtual rooms and connect people in a common way, but it seems like there needs to be some creative brainstorming around new was to organize and interact. I would love to join with others to explore these concepts.
Maybe some kind of clustering logic where an entire group can be equal audio? Similar to creating a folder from two apps on ios/android home screen.
One of my favorite features of Clubhouse is lack of video. That said, afaiu Chatmosphere is an open source project so I guess it would be easy to add as functionality if no-video isn't already configurable somehow.
Would be awesome if virtual space had both custom cam and custom mic features.