[DAO:f63aabd] Continued Maintenance of Decentraland VR Cleint

by 0x9a739c2e212754c3d8432cb717dc9437e5b3dfae (seanong)

Should the following $69,000 grant in the Platform category be approved?


In this updated grant proposal, the Decentraland VR client team seeks support for essential maintenance and occasional enhancements. Following two prior submissions that fell short of the voting threshold, we have revised our budget request and focused on maintaining the VR client’s functionality amidst Decentraland updates. Our primary goal is to address any bugs and ensure seamless operation, while using any remaining budget for minor improvements. We appreciate the community’s feedback and are eager to contribute to Decentraland’s immersive and accessible metaverse, fostering growth and opportunities for global citizens.

Grant size

69,000 USD

Project duration

6 months

Beneficiary address


Email address




In May 2022, the community approved a Decentraland DAO grant, enabling our team to expand the DAO-funded Decentraland VR client. We achieved significant milestones, including making the codebase Android compatible and porting the VR client to run natively on Meta Quest.

We brought the PCVR and Quest VR clients to parity with web/desktop versions, integrated screen UI and pop-ups into VR, and enabled in-game interactions with VR controllers.

In-game Interactions

Our team made stability improvements, developed a new VR UI, and addressed bugs and incompatibilities. The final deliverable, Decentraland VR, is available on SideQuest store: SideQuest Store

In this grant proposal, we aim to maintain and improve the stability of Decentraland VR clients, addressing issues that caused them to stop working and ensuring compatibility with Decentraland updates.

Proposed Work

We outline our proposed activities, focusing on maintenance, bug fixes, improvements, and keeping pace with Decentraland updates.

  • Maintenance and Stability: We will maintain the VR client, resolving breaking issues and synchronizing with main Decentraland branches. Our commitment includes improving performance, increasing frame rates, and reducing crashes and bugs.

  • Automating Updates: Our team will work on making the VR client automatically adapt to core Decentraland project updates, minimizing the risk of breaking changes.

Final Remarks

We propose to concentrate on maintaining and enhancing the stability of the Decentraland VR client in this grant submission. We are honored to be considered for a DAO grant and are eager to contribute to Decentraland’s immersive, accessible metaverse that empowers citizens worldwide with financial opportunities and a vibrant economy.

Roadmap and milestones

April 2023

  • Maintenance & Stability: Begin the process of maintaining and improving the VR client’s stability.
  • Progress Update: Share an update with the community on completed maintenance tasks and improvements.


  • Automating Updates: Start working on making the VR client automatically adapt to core Decentraland project updates.
  • Progress Update: Communicate the progress made on the automation of updates, as well as ongoing maintenance efforts.


  • Bug Fixes: Focus on resolving any outstanding bugs and improving user experience.
  • Progress Update: Provide a report on the bug fixes implemented and the overall stability improvements of the VR client.


  • Performance Optimization: Work on optimizing the VR client’s performance, including frame rates and loading times.
  • Progress Update: Share details on performance enhancements and any other maintenance work completed.


  • Testing Automated Updates: Thoroughly test the automated update system to ensure seamless integration with Decentraland updates.
  • Progress Update: Report on the results of the automated update system testing and any additional maintenance.


  • Finalizing & Documentation: Wrap up any remaining maintenance tasks and prepare detailed documentation of the project.
  • Progress Update: Share a comprehensive summary of the project, including achievements, lessons learned, and recommendations for future improvements.

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Hello, thanks for proposal. As I saw already 460 000$ have been taken for this project in previous grants.

Maybe its a bad timing but i don’t see any VR vibes in DCL, low engagement in this topic.

What results and stats project has achieved?

How to make project economically and technically autonomous ?

How much grants you plan to apply this year ?

What would be average every year costs to maintain this project ? Could you please show the long-term roadmap of the project?

imo self-voting for your own grant is not the acceptable practice.

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Is there a way to edit out the spelling error in the title of your grant? I’m trying not to let that first impression influence my vote. Thank you :slight_smile:

Dont think its changeable haha but got to admit it hurt my eyes tbh :laughing: :sweat_smile:

+1 I support a continued maintenance program for the VR client, so that it keeps up to date with any changes in the reference Decentraland client

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I am divided on the VR client proposals. Is140K/year for basic maintenance and occasional features a wise spend? Is there a roadmap for bringing VR client to full fruition? How much should something like this cost? I don’t believe I am experienced enough to make this kind of decision and would appreciate some input from any community members with more knowledge on the subject. So far I feel like we have spent a lot on VR client without much direction on what the end goal is and how we plan to maintain it. Is everything open source?

I just realized i voted no, unintentionally changed as soon as I noticed xD

Continued Maintenance of Decentraland VR Cleint

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 80% 4,902,060 VP (138 votes)
  • No 20% 1,293,389 VP (33 votes)

Hi Everyone, thank you for your support and the passage of the grant proposal! The team and I are looking forward to diving back in. We’ll be posting updates here on our grant page. For regular updates and trying out test builds, head over to the #vr-client-decentraland channel in the Decentraland DAO discord at this link: https://discord.gg/PpNPPW6Xxq

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Continued Maintenance of Decentraland VR Cleint

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xbfa6d24e6a061e9aea3447163fdfe045177dd40e)

Vesting Contract Address: 0x3E6f03E807371fbD65589fdC8dac27D48bF62d75