Virtual reality games for kids tend to allow children to use their imagination when playing on either the computer or a video game console. Some allow users to chat with others, typically using a made-up name or story so real details of their lives are not revealed. Such virtual reality games for kids usually also allow users to play mini-games with other players while chatting. Other types focus on letting kids create characters and help those characters complete daily tasks. On the other hand, some concentrate more on letting kids build environments that may include theme parks and cities.
Many virtual reality games for kids focus on the ability to chat with others in the game, all while surrounded by a virtual environment. Users can typically enter various areas before using the chat room, with virtual cafes, malls and parks being some of the most popular environments in which children can chat with each other. Many users pretend to be someone they are not, often called role playing, which allows them to use their imagination and come up with their own alternate reality in which their name and details are different. They may be able to play mini-games while chatting, using their pretend name as their user name.
Some virtual reality games for kids let players create characters, allowing the players to choose the characters' physical features and personality traits. Kids can then help their characters go through virtual life, which may require building a house, getting a job and completing daily tasks. For example, users may have to ensure that their character goes to work daily so he or she can make enough money to pay for the house, food and new clothes. Users also may have to push certain buttons to make sure their character eats and goes to sleep regularly. In some games, the characters also have to complete quests to make money, meaning they may be sent on adventures during which they must complete certain tasks.
Other virtual reality games for kids focus on building environments. For instance, they may be able to build their own theme park using a set amount of virtual money to buy the necessary materials. Some games let kids create a city, which may mean they have to decide where to build houses, stores and roads. They can often decorate the structures once they are built and move characters in to create their own virtual reality environment.