Top VR companies to collaborate with in the Netherlands

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VR in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is already known as an innovation hub. And now the country is emerging as an epicenter for virtual reality (VR) innovation. While Dutch startups have sprung up only very recently in this space, they’ve done so in large numbers — and they’re highly concentrated in the content creation end of the supply chain.

Adriaan Rijkens, who runs the country’s top VR meetup events, estimates that there are about 30 VR companies in the Netherlands at the moment. The majority of these are content agencies, paid by their clients for each project they take on, so they haven’t had to worry about product/market fit or venture funding. The majority are also run by local entrepreneurs. But that’s likely to change as word spreads and foreign VR entrepreneurs, such as myself, join the community. And while the focus now is very much on content creation, we should begin to see platforms and product companies emerging soon too.

1. VR Gorilla

VR Gorilla is an Amsterdam based VR production studio, focused on making breathtaking VR films that are perfected to be experienced in high-end VR headsets like Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

Our goal is to create films that have a positive impact on the world. We believe that telling a great story can inspire people to move in the right direction.

Our background as filmmakers gives us the advantage of knowing how to tell a story and really captivate your audience.

2. SCOPIC

Scopic is the first Virtual Reality Studio based in Amsterdam, specializing in productions of the highest end 360° video and CGI for online, smartphone/tablet, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, google Daydream, Google Cardboard, and Samsung Gear VR. Our studio combines technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new forms of virtual reality – creating high-end original experiences (Volvo Ocean Race – Jimmy Nelson) and collaborating with existing corporates (Ernst & Young, ING, and KLM).

The company has developed a full-stack Virtual Reality technology platform using the latest VR tools like 360° camera techniques, CGI, and coding. Scopic creates VR experiences and makes it interactive by expanding the traditional scope.

3. Force Field VR

Force Field (formerly Vanguard Games) is an independent studio founded in 2015. It has since developed high-end content for different VR headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Playstation VR and mobile VR. By working closely with leading hardware manufacturers at an early stage in the lifecycle of VR, Force Field established itself as an experienced studio that can get the most out of new hardware innovations. This already resulted in several major VR projects. Many more titles are in development, so expect to hear more announcements on these projects becoming a reality very soon.

As of 2017 Force Field has ventured out into the market for of out-of-home / location-based VR and AR entertainment. We deliver mind-blowing VR experiences to family entertainment centers, theme parks, and VR Arcades.

After acquiring a leading position in VR home entertainment, it is now time to the extent our lead into high-end location-based entertainment!

4. VR Explorer

VR EXPLORERS is an internationally orientated media production company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Born out of the creative and curious minds, we started exploring the possibilities of telling stories in VIRTUAL REALITY. The convergence of different backgrounds and specialties is the unique blend of a collective creative step into the ever-evolving VR world

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IT and video games are Bryan's topics of interest since a very early age. Video games, the Internet, game consoles and computers became his normal toys, as a result, writing about the infancy of the Web, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality, the games industry and hardware in general. Writing, along with his other interests: programming, hardware, photography, and traveling. Technology, in general, makes him tick.

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