Helpful terms

How is a world different from a region? Check out our quick guide to Breakroom terminology, and learn how to define your virtual experience.

If you're new to the Sinespace platform (or to virtual worlds in general), understanding a few key terms will help you get the most out of our Breakroom documentation.

World: When you purchase a Breakroom subscription, we give you access to your own standalone virtual area, or world. Client worlds are completely disconnected from one another.

Regions: Inside your world, you can have multiple regions. We offer a wide selection of region templates, which are plug-and-play areas designed to help you host different kinds of events -- everything from conference halls to neon-lit music venues. You can also design your own regions and upload them to your world.

Avatar: When a user logs in to your world, they are given control over a graphical representation of themselves. Users can customize their avatar or choose from a selection of avatars that you define.

UI: This abbreviation stands for user interface, and it encompasses all of the menus, maps, buttons, and pop-ups that appear when you log in to Breakroom or access certain features. Breakroom owners can use the World Dashboard to enable or disable UI elements for end users.