At mamamonkeyVR, I specialize in community engagement. Whether it is special events that increase play time and player retention, or encouraging and supporting group projects that increase the sense of community in your player base, I want to help grow your game.
In addition to my portfolio below, you can find some testimonials about my community involvement here!
After only two months of involvement in the Rec Room community, I was asked to give feedback on the events system they were developing, and ultimately hosted the first two “Featured Events.” These events both grew from what had been small, informal gatherings to events ten times larger, which were very well-attended by the community.
Below is an example of a community event I have hosted in Rec Room, which shows how I prepare for events and how I interact with the players.
I have also hosted many mini-games, a recurring Cocktail Club, and an in-game cosplay contest. Additionally, I have provided support to others as they hosted their games by doing crowd control, filming, or acting as a group leader. I have also recently started to branch out to other games. Below, you can watch my first Home Cave party in TheWaveVR.
I was able to galvanize the community into creating a YouTube series of new game modes that utilized the existing game infrastructure to create new mini-games. Through this project, I was able to form relationships with the development team at Against Gravity, and start pushing the boundaries of what was possible in their game.
With three other players, we have organized and run Rec Room’s first esports league. You can view my twitch streams below, and join our Paintball League discord server here.
I have a passion for mentoring others – whether it is giving feedback on their pet projects, or coaching them to engage the community themselves – my experience and energy is multiplied when it is shared. I have become a go-to person for help with testing ideas, thinking through events, and scouting out the next power user who will push the community forward.
I have also run a VR Clubs discord server for the VR community where people can arrange meetups, discuss common interests, and plan events. This started as a Rec Room-specific server but is expanding to other social VR apps.
I have been a tireless community volunteer in my hometown of Calgary, AB. Whether it is chairing very successful school fundraisers, or volunteering on my local residents’ association board, I am very involved in my community and love to help connect people. I have volunteered for over five years in a local community organization (243 Tuscany Scouts) in various roles (Beaver and Cub Scouter, and Group Registrar – at times concurrently), which has used and strengthened my natural talents at leadership, organization, and community building.