My virtual avatar in the virtual Home Depot.

I visited Home Depot’s Virtual Kid Workshop it launched it Radcliffe City on gaming platform Roblox.
The virtual Home Depot was as a brilliant advertisement for kids, though extremely bizarre.
I found virtual supplies and built virtual items like a bird house and 2-seat car at Home Depot.

Hope Depot recently launched its first foray into the metaverse in Roblox, so I decided to visit and see what it was really like.

I’d never played on Roblox before, so I had to make an account.

Roblox is a free gaming platform with over 100 million active users, many of whom are children.

Source: Insider

Once I finished creating my account, I was prompted to download and install Roblox.

While I’m not great with technology, the platform gave me an easy five-step guide to downloading it.

Overall, the setup process only took a few minutes.

And then the anticipation was almost over, as I could enter the “Radcliffe City” game where I could visit Home Depot’s Virtual Kids Workshop.

I was asked to select between a “peaceful” and “loud” mode and opted for the latter.

After selecting my mode, I received a message that Radcliffe City had a map update, including “The Home Depot Event!”

Finally, I arrived in Radcliffe City, where I immediately was greeted by a Home Depot facade with a bright door instructing me to come in.

But as someone new to Roblox, I wanted to familiarize myself with the features of the platform, including free costumes for my avatar, before heading to Home Depot.

I also explored what tools were available at my disposal…

…and decided I’d be best equipped to explore this world with some bread.

I also played with various emotes for my avatar, with the dance pose action being my favorite.

After dressing up my avatar and playing with emotes, I decided to explore Radcliffe City and see what it had to offer, including a toy shop called “Toys N’ Things” and a childcare facility called “ABC Daycare.”

I also visited a playground…

After a whole lot of dilly-dallying through Radcliffe City, I decided I was ready to visit the Home Depot Virtual Kids Workshop and was told very clearly on my screen that the game is an advertisement for the …read more

Source:: Business Insider


I visited Home Depot in the metaverse to try to understand why retailers are flocking to it, and the experience left me baffled but somewhat impressed

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