Manyland is an open world created and inhabited by all of us! In a universe that's infinite in all directions, you run around and explore, collect items you see, create things, build new areas, chat with others, work in teams, have fun... and invent completely new things to do. Everything you see has been made by all of us together, and drawn right within the world. There's over 100,000 areas waiting for you to explore, and many friendly people to say Hi to.
To get a quick overview of some of the things you can do, please visit Guide Island! You will also find a help forum there to ask questions. If you want to learn more, have a look at Help Town. Also check out our Support page for frequently asked questions. We also got a Tips, Tricks page.
There's also videos where you can find out how to draw something, create your home, find friends, invite people to your area, create an adventure, record music, create an event, create your body and create a dynamic.
July 31 2015: There's a new type in the holdable category: Aimable!
July 31 2015: Interactings can now open and lock to a specific Holder page using e.g. "/shows only-holder-page 2 chest"! Thanks Azuros!
July 27 2015: You can now build a line of blocks by placing in the order 12...43! (This also works mirrored or vertical, as well as with removing. The line space needs to be fully empty for building, and fully filled with the same object for removing.) Thanks everyone!
July 26 2015: On desktop, you can now toggle sound playing with Ctrl+M! Thanks Bovine!
July 23 2015: Solids have a new attribute: Auto-filled! (This will have them be filled by surrounding backs, liquids, or walkables.) Thanks Zepha-Pillow!
July 21 2015: You can now use [age in seconds] and [age in days] in Interactings! It's the time that passed since someone first arrived in Manyland. manyland.com/info-interacting#functionality
July 21 2015: You can now also click or tap possession bar items! Thanks Minerva!
July 21 2015: Liquid now has pushing attributes! Thanks Arvius!
July 20 2015: Missed Manyday, or were there and want to see it again? Azuros made a video! youtube.com/watch?v=JGb6r8oGlaE
July 20 2015: There's a new Interacting command: /they focus here! For instance, it can be used to put the center of a stage into focus for the duration of an event, or to highlight points of interest. manyland.com/info-interacting#focus
July 20 2015: You can now do a name search instead of a type search by quoting your keywords (e.g. if you want to search for any item type with the word "light" in it)!
July 19 2015: Slopes have a new attribute: Behind! Thanks Ty Guy!
July 19 2015: Happy Manyday! Please check out the event board and Manyday area for more on today's event! manyland.com/boardtown http://manyland.com/manyday
July 18 2015: Solids have a new attribute: Behind! Thanks Cybers!
July 17 2015: There's a new type in the Back category: Walkable! Thanks everyone!
July 17 2015: Changing Things have a new attribute: Points To One!
July 17 2015: Crumblings have a new attribute: Quake Boost Triggered! Thanks for the suggestion!
July 17 2015: There's a new boost in the Me category: Transport! It requires an area where you're in the editor list. Please note this boost, like the Default Voice and Stop boosts, won't count down the boost counter. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
July 17 2015: Boosts have been added to the settings adjustable by Interactings! manyland.com/info-interacting#settings
July 16 2015: There's a new type: Helper! You can find it in the Interacting category, and it will trigger a selected action when clicked or activated.
July 16 2015: On desktop, you can now press Ctrl+H to open the Travel Holder!
July 15 2015: Boosts, Minfinity + Backing are live! Boosts can be found in the menu. We're starting to have a bit of trouble covering the monthly costs to keep Manyland running, so if you get Minfinity or become a Backer, you can help a lot and put this universe on a stable fundament! Whether you get Minfinity or not, thank you for being in Manyland!
July 14 2015: There are new attributes for Fill Light: Gradient, Short Gradient, and Long Gradient!
July 11 2015: Happenings can now set the block item's alpha! manyland.com/info-happening#data
July 10 2015: Problems with sub-areas and logging in should be fixed now! (If you tried to make a new sub-area yesterday, please check to see if it's there now.) Thanks Mir.Z, Yoyo and everyone who noted this!
July 10 2015: We fixed some issues with Happening's my.sight! manyland.com/info-happening#my
July 9 2015: There's a new type: Happening! manyland.com/info-happening
July 3 2015: You can now use [people] in Dynamics to show the number of people nearby! Thanks Detective!
July 3 2015: Light items in holders are now more visible! Thanks Cyel!
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
F10 = toggle showing of menus
Ctrl+I = show my public snapshots in full view
Ctrl+B = Boosts
Ctrl+H = Travel Holder
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 (this also works mirrored, and with removing all-same blocks). You can more quickly build lines by placing in the order of e.g. 12...43.
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.)
Manyland should work great on modern desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari on PC, Mac, and hopefully Linux too. There's also a Steam app for Windows, an iPad app and one for Kindle Fire HDX.
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: voting, 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, offensiveness, strong rudeness in speech or drawings, trolling, picking of fights, personal attacks, spreading rumors about someone, aggressive behavior, 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.
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! Voting is the basis for how we all self-maintain and this will keep your received votes 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 do 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 right to do anything with it (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 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. 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. Importing of graphics via Changers or other means is against the terms. Client-side code manipulation is against the terms. It's against the terms to submit untrue flag reports.
You agree not to set up multiple accounts with Manyland, except where it meets the guidelines below.
It's perfectly fine if you want to logout (or open another browser, or an anonymous window) and roam the world as explorer, anonymously. The same etiquette and common sense as usual applies, so using anonymity to confuse, deceive or troll others, are naturally not ok (and you may want to state your identity when you find that appropriate). But anonymity used for good can be liberating if you feel like it, and that's of course your freedom. At times, anomity in discussions on certain political, philosophical or social topics with larger groups (perhaps less needed in smaller, closer groups) can also allow speaking more honestly without fear.
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 closed, please do not reopen it under a new title (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!
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.
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- Our Twitter and Facebook
- 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 Greenlight submission
- 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
- A Subreddit created by Barroomhero
- Flickr sets
- The iPad app
- The Kindle Fire HDX app
- Goodies at the Manyland No Profit shop (we don't add markup for these)
- Manyland Let's Plays and more videos on YouTube by Draegast, twotridents and us.
(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, thank you for being in Manyland!