Welcome to Manyland, an open universe we invent and live together! In an infinite world of abundance, we create new things by drawing them, build new places, hang out and chat, collect, make music, party, script objects, go on adventures... and have fun together in ways none of us can predict.
visit Helptown for more,
and post your questions at the help board there!
You can also speak "To Helptown" to go there.
May 25 2020: We've increased the maximum length of status texts (from 140 to 500)! Thanks Wojna!
May 19 2020: We've added new merch designs to the shops! Thanks to all artists! findmanyland.com/shop
May 19 2020: We fixed 3 separate failwhales which Interactings or Dynamics caused! Thanks Wojna & Cyel!
May 18 2020: We have a new merch shop: findmanyland.com/shop ! There's mugs, shirts, pillows and much more, and you can adjust the color on some of the items. (Want to donate a design and support Manyland? Please check the Misc thread! http://manyland.com/themiscboard ) Thanks everyone for your designs! Thanks Rose!
May 18 2020: Universe search now finds more! We down-tuned the requirement for an item to be found... now it only needs 5 collects & 5 placements (instead of 10 collects & 10 placements) to be considered public enough to appear. (As before, if you're the creator you can right-click an item to unlist it, which makes it disappear from universe search no matter how many collects and placements.) Hope you enjoy!
May 17 2020: The Manymug Swap Contest winners are in! Now with more spins, thanks Zyro! (Please check the Misc board for more.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9DvOHS0-7k
May 14 2020: Now when editing a Writable comment of yours and removing all text & saving, it will delete the comment instead of asking you to enter something (unless it's a thread starting comment)! Thanks everyone!
May 12 2020: The Manymug Swap Contest is on... please check the Misc board for more!
May 8 2020: There's two new one-letter areas! manyland.com/h and http://manyland.com/m ... Rose says, "Both open-edit worlds, H is a giant letter (I wonder which one it is) where everything in the area is themed with said letter, and in Kiwipoku’s words, 'the H empire has risen' - M is described by Alcamar as an 'awesome blue world' and is for anyone to explore!" Thanks Rose!
May 6 2020: A great article on Manyland by Noupe! noupe.com/inspiration/manyland.html
May 3 2020: And the Mask winner is... www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRznYUeqJt8 Thanks to all who participated!
April 30 2020: There's a Manyland face mask to be won! Please check the Misc Writable for details.
April 29 2020: We now properly center bottom-screen alert texts (like when you get a Mift or Ping) when ads are open! We also removed an odd black bar that appeared next to the ads on some window sizes. Thanks all!
April 25 2020: We improved the comment double-posting protection! Please let us know in case it ever reappears. Thanks Samey & everyone!
April 24 2020: Manyland is now available as Android app! findmanyland.com It's free + ad-free. There's a few known issues we plan to work on & would appreciate your feedback in the Misc board (find it in the http://manyland.com/boardtown base boards holder)! Please give it a positive review if you like it, and thanks everyone!
April 21 2020: Now when you draw (and draw fast or are lagging), skipped pixels will be connected! For instance, if you draw a very quick circle, previously that circle may have looked dotted at times, but now it would be a perfect circle line. Hope you enjoy!
April 20 2020: There's a new one-letter area: -! We don't yet know if this breaks Manyland physics. manyland.com/- Thanks Rose!
April 20 2020: Writables opened from the side panel or a Holder now won't auto-close when standing on One-Ways! Thanks Cyel, Lanapop & everyone!
April 18 2020: We've added a banner ad below Writable threads! This is a test phase, but we felt it was a place that's not obstructing things, and rather feels nicely integrated. Some of you may remember we had a banner there years ago (but that was from a different ad partner, and didn't work well). Ad profits help us finance dev & servers, so thumbs pressed! (Note the banner won't show if you disabled ads via Minfinity.) Feedback welcome, and thanks everyone!
April 18 2020: Now when you open the big album view in your snaphots, it will show up to 1000 snaps (instead of the 500 before)! Thanks everyone!
April 16 2020: You can now right-click an open Writable to make it semi-transparent, for cases where you still want to see the chat below it! Thanks Skittle!
April 16 2020: Thanks everyone for the snaps! Please share this link to let others know of Manyland: findmanyland.com/snaps/ ( Also posted to Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/PixelArt/comments/g2cmxy/ )
April 15 2020: Sound and Music blocks in the Profile can now be clicked! Also, you can now boost-set a 6th profile item! Plus, the types Writable, Readable, Music and Sound now don't require you to be their creator to add them!
April 14 2020: The new Shift+i creation info field is now also passed to Changers, as infoText! manyland.com/info-changer#data
April 14 2020: You can now backspace-delete chat text while the Friends list is open! Thanks Itzpixel & everyone!
April 14 2020: There's a new Insight Boost: Number of Minfinity days! It tells you the total sum of days you've been on Minfinity. Thanks everyone!
April 14 2020: We fixed recording with the clarinet!
April 14 2020: We fixed Profile Dynamics playing their sound again when closing! Thanks everyone!
April 13 2020: There's a new instrument: Casual Clarinet! (Please excuse the intentionally off notes...)
April 13 2020: There's a new Instrument type: Silent Piano! It makes absolutely no sound at all! (... but it can forward notes to Interactings: manyland.com/info-interacting#notes ) Thanks Zyro!
September 13th 2013: Manyland is opening for many more people today!
July 29th 2013: We're opening the doors for early testing!
Press ↑ ← ↓ → (or WASD) = Run and Jump
Typing = chat
Space or Action button = Pick up/ Mount/ Wear, and drop/ unmount/ unwear
Down = Open body motions or area possessions if available
Down (when holding something) = Drop holdable
Right-click or Ctrl-R (while dragging) = Rotate
Ctrl+Click (on a thing) = Delete thing (Cmd+Click on Mac)
Ctrl+Click (on yourself) = Remove held item
Shift+drag (a thing) = Move thing
Shift+Click (on dust) = Undo deletion
Shift+Click (on person) = Upvote
ESC = close dialog
Ctrl+F10 = toggle showing of menus
Ctrl+I = show my public snapshots in full view
Ctrl+B = Boosts
Ctrl+H = Travel Holder
Ctrl+F (during creation) = Find type
Collecting & building with mouse: To build something, drag it from one position in the world to a free other position. Drag something from your collection and creation panes into the world to place it, or drag it into the pane to collect it.
You can quickly place multiple blocks by placing at the edges of an empty rectangle in clockwise order, starting at the top left, as shown below (this also works mirrored, and with removing all-same blocks). You can also auto fill lines by placing as shown.
To clone an object of yours to change it, drag it onto the create tab or button. Some creations by others are also clonable.
Friending: If you enjoy someone's company, you can click them and then click the "+My Friends" button. They will then appear in your My Friends list, which you can open by clicking on yourself, then "My Friends" (or on desktop, pressing F1). You can also ping friends with your location. (Reversely, you can also block someone, which results in their speech not be heard by you anymore, and you not being listed in their friends list.)
Shop: Here's Manyland merch, thanks to all designers!
Manyland should work great on modern desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on PC, Mac, and hopefully Linux too. There's a Steam app for Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (64 bit). There's also an iPad app.
Manyland is proud to have people from all walks of life and all colors of the rainbow. Respect is one of our building blocks. We strive for a peaceful environment for everyone.
Try to be a good citizen and respect the creations of others when they're good, or improve them when they're not. You can upvote others when you find they do good, and flag-report them if you find they do something against the terms or etiquette. You can also temporarily or permanently area-lock them as editor of an area. You can also report offensive things in the world by right-clicking them, then clicking the flag that shows up. Your voice and action matter a lot: upvoting, flagging, helping and guiding, uncluttering and many other things are our powers to maintain and shape this universe for good!
When interacting with others, please be respectful. For instance, killing others around you (unless it's part of a voluntary game amongst friends), cursing at them or otherwise showing hate against them, is against the etiquette. Cluttering, littering, impersonation to confuse, deceptive creations outside of voluntary challenges, mass tagging, carelessness in mass removing of structures by others, bullying, strong rudeness in speech or drawings, trolling, spamming, picking of fights, personal attacks, spreading rumors about someone, overly aggressive behavior towards others, homophobia, racism, evidence-free flag-brigading, and flooding with speech or actions, aren't wanted by most and are against the etiquette. You may not reserve area names for future use, or mass create new areas, as everyone should get a chance at the names. Please do not create pixel-by-pixel copies of existing external artwork (unless you can be sure e.g. fair use or public domain rules cover it). If someone doesn't want to participate in something you planned, like a game, try to find like-minded people elsewhere in the world, as there's enough space for everyone in Manyland. Please do not publicize videos or screenshots of Manyland with the intention to embarass or ridicule the person being filmed (depending on context, you can also let others know you're recording... the more it's not a group situation, the more expectation one would have to privacy).
Often, location matters: what people may consider offensive in one area may be accepted, funny and terrific in another more distant location with another group. Try to apply common sense and find the group and location that's right for you and enjoy! Please note area locks from editor-based created areas are mostly under the discretion of area editors, whereas spawn area locks should be based on violations of the global etiquette and terms as outlined here. Communication, upvoting and flagging is the basis for how we all self-maintain and this will keep your stats in great shape.
Please note the current welcome points are a special case as far as structures are concerned, as we often clean up together there to give new arrivals a chance to experiment, with some "free air" around.
Please note that it is against the etiquette to post issues specifically related to an account, or one person, on general writables (or really, any other public place). Account-related issues need to be either discussed in person, or if that's not possible, discussed in private with us via email. This helps the privacy of all involved.
Please read the terms below for more.
We try to keep the terms text short :)
First of all, we take our responsibility very seriously, and want to provide a long-term sustainable environment for everyone who joined. If you join Manyland, you agree to all of these terms of service.
Manyland requires you to be at least 13 years of age, and in some countries older: See Google's terms and age requirements and Facebook's age requirements for the US requirements and those of other countries. Logging in to Manyland is only possible via either a Google account or a Facebook account, so their respective terms and restrictions apply if you join Manyland, too.
Note we never automatically post to your wall or connect your friends and such when you login with Google or Facebook.
We try to have the world be stable & permanent and have backups and such... but can make no guarantees regarding lost data or availablility of the service. We may block users who we find abuse the service, and cancel, remove or block accounts, creations or areas if they go against the etiquette or terms. We may send out emails, but there will be an easy unsubscribe-forever-from-all-emails link with them.
We want the best for Manyland and its citizens, and to that end reserve the right to amend the world and its rules in any ways we think helps create the best place for all citizens.
By submitting content here you affirm that you have the necessary licenses, rights, trademarks etc. on that content and that you give Manyland the universe-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to do anything with it for all time, and to give all Manyzens the universe-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to access this content (community happiness is our top priority to which all other decisions follow). Otherwise you are not allowed to use trademarked properties (including in created area names or Multi names) or copy work. (Non-terms sidenote: We personally wish the world would switch to movements like Creative Commons and vastly broaden Fair Use and remixing defense in everyday creative situations.) Please note we will process and investigate all notices of alleged infringements and take appropriate actions as part of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), notifications of claims and counter-notifications should be sent in this form. It is against the terms to embed, share, upload, create or communicate content which is against the law.
If you're not an adult or you don't know if someone else is an adult, don't ask for or provide personal information like address, email, web page, phone number and such. By logging in to Manyland you agree to all of the terms, which may change in the future. You also agree to keep to our etiquette. You agree not to create offensive structures or things in the world, or say offensive things using chat or other communication. You agree to keep the etiquette and Writable etiquette in all your actions and content. If you are under the age of majority where you live (i.e. you are not legally an adult yet) you represent that your parent or legal guardian has also reviewed and agreed to these terms. Your parent or legal guardian must also approve and take responsibility for your account for any payments made in Manyland. We unfortunately can't offer refunds if you paid for something in Manyland and there's a ban resulting from a breach of terms, or if the service is unavailable (we'll try our best). You also agree to not share your Manyland account with other people, or let others join Manyland via your Google/ Facebook/ Amazon account (an account must be self-managed, and for communication with us, the associated email needs to be used). We are trying to focus on world health and happiness for all of us. We reserve the right to delete any account and creations at our discretion, and there are automatic blocks based on certain patterns. Automation, redistribution or wrapping of Manyland and its components, or interfacing with them outside of the ones provided, is against the terms. You agree not to circumvent bans in any way, or launch non-logged-in explorers (including brain-equipped explorers or bots of any sort) when your main account is banned or an explorer of yours got banned within the last 30 days. Importing of graphics via Changers or other means is against the terms. Client-side code manipulation is against the terms. If you discover a security vulnerability or any type of bug that can be abused, it's against the terms to keep using the bug (please just let us know about it via email, it's very much appreciated). It's against the terms to submit untrue or nonsensical flag reports.
- you don't upvote or flag anything or anyone who you already upvoted or flagged with the other account
- you don't upvote yourself or comment with the alternate account in your own threads
- you have neither of your accounts banned, and you don't enter areas where one of the accounts is locked from
- you don't confuse people by other means of the two accounts interacting
- you don't leave people who know you from your other account vulnerable or strongly confused by deceptive means
Legal info - Termination: Manyland does not guarantee that it will continue to offer access to the system and services or support the app. Manyland may in its sole discretion cease to provide any or all of the services offered in connection with Manyland (including access to the system and any or all features or components of the app), terminate the EULA, close all accounts and cancel all of the rights granted to you under the EULA. Manyland may communicate such termination to you upon 30 days' notice in any of the following manners: 1) when you log into your account; 2) in a notice on Manyland website; 3) via email; or 4) in another manner that Manyland deems suitable to inform you of the termination. If Manyland terminates the EULA pursuant to this section, you will not receive a refund of any fees.
Legal info - Account termination: Manyland may immediately, and without notice, discontinue or suspend access to the system through your account, and close your account, if we find a violations of the terms. You will not be entitled to receive a refund of fees for a termination pursuant to this section.
[Please note: Our goal is to offer the Manyland service for as long as it's possible. It's our labor of love and we are very dedicated to it. What if the servers go down though, or we can't pay the costs of running anymore (and the voluntary Minfinity plan doesn't sufficiently help)? What if anything else happens that makes it difficult for us to continue the service? We may then one day consider e.g. mandatory plans, or other additional ways to cover costs to ensure the stability for all of you, or even restrict (or worst case, stop) the service. We hope this won't ever happen, but wanted to put in this cautionary note in any case... we hope you understand!]
If you are ever locked and you don't know why, or there's another account-related issue, please feel free to contact us.
We will do our best to provide a great environment for all of you!
The etiquette and terms for Writable forums follow above etiquette and terms – for instance, to always be respectful. In addition:
- Please use self-descriptive titles. For instance, the title "Suggestion: Feedable Pets" would be used instead of just "Suggestion".
- It is against the etiquette to post issues specifically related to an account, or one person, on general writables (or really, any other public place). Account-related issues need to be either discussed in person, or if that's not possible, discussed in private with us via email. This helps the privacy of all involved.
- Please do not share any personal details of others on the board, including their location, their activities, their hobbies, profession, what they do or don't do, what they told you in chat etc. Please do not represent or quote others, but allow them to speak for themselves. Please do not post photos of others. Please do not share what you found out about others on the web or elsewhere. Again, privacy is important.
- Complaints about other Manyzens should be written in Flag reports, but not writables. In addition, you can contact us via email for such issues.
- Please do not bump your own threads (e.g. adding a follow-up to them if they didn't yet yield a reply). Please contact us via email if you feel something needs to be looked at again.
- If a thread was locked or removed, please do not reopen it under a new title or add threads or comments discussing the locking or removal (you can contact us via email if you want to know more about the reasons).
- Please do not post very personal information about yourself, like your home address, email address, or phone number on a Writable.
- Threads posted should be appropriate for the topic of the board, and comments posted should be appropriate for the subject of the thread posted in. On boards with high posting frequency and a bigger audience, please keep comment and thread relevancy high, the message clear, and posting quantity and frequency in proportion.
A big thanks to everyone who participates in writables!
Tips & Tricks
You can find more tips & tricks on this help page.
A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a computer screen, or while playing games, may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. Certain conditions may induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy.
If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to using Manyland. If you experience any of the following symptoms while playing a video or game -- dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions -- immediately discontinue use and consult your physician before resuming.
We're handling logins via Google, Steam, Facebook and Amazon so you don't have to go through setting up yet another service and password. We will never even see your password from these providers, when you sign in with them we only see your email address and some basic info about your profile. We will not automatically push any "news messages" to e.g. your Google+ or Facebook feed. We don't like that kind of behavior. If there ever are things pushed to Google or Facebook, you will be the one opting in to that separately so you're in control of what happens.
- Our Twitter and Facebook
- Goodies at the Manyland shop
- A Subreddit created by Barroomhero
- A Facebook group created by Rutger
- Manyunity: Where you can discover new areas and submit your own!
- On Imgur: Oh the things you can do in Manyland, a screenshot album, a zoom out stitch, and the Manyland Olympics
- A Wiki started by Mors
- Our Steam app
- Our Steam group
- An IRC chat by Jack
- A Steam community by The Lich
- A Skype Group is available if you ask Jack for an invite
- A Google+ group by Acre
- A blog by Clarice
- Flickr sets
- The iPad app
- The Kindle Fire HDX app
- Manyland Let's Plays and more videos on YouTube
(Got more? Please contact us!)
A trailer made by GrimTheReaper
Bruce Willakers in Manyland (here's more)
Manyland developed by Scott Lowe & Philipp Lenssen, with world creation by all of you.
Manyland is made with all of our passion and heart. We're hoping to put it on a stable financial fundament to cover the monthly costs. Whether or not you get Minfinity or become a Patreon, thank you for being in Manyland!
Want to get an area name below the default minimum of 6 letters (it's a limited resource, so not available normally) and support Manyland at the same time?
Then please create a new area with the name of "shorten to somename", where somename is the the name you desire, e.g. "bar". Directly afterwards, pay for the shortening below.
(We'll try process this in 48 hours from Monday-Friday, usually much faster.)