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EvoNexus Tech Incubator Welcomes Newest Class of Startups - PR Newswire

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SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EvoNexus, the pro-bono technology incubator and hub for Southern California's startup community, announces its newest class of startups, out of over 100 applicants­­. Since inception, EvoNexus has received over 1350 applications and admitted 134 companies into its portfolio. Together, EvoNexus portfolio companies have secured over $1B in funding and outcomes. With the admission of 14 new companies there are 49 technology startups incubating across the 3 EvoNexus locations in over 40,000 sq. ft. of Class A office/dry lab space, all provided by the Irvine Company.

Congratulations to the following companies:

La Jolla

Agilome : Agilome is an early stage technology company specializing in graphene enhanced genomics sequencing.

CLiCS : CLiCS will disrupt the salon hair color industry with the first computer controlled Internet enabled hair color dispensing system.

DNX Biopharmaceuticals : DNX is an Immunology-Focused Biopharmaceutical Company Developing Novel, Recombinant Anti-TNF and Cytokine Therapies for Rare Auto-Inflammatory Diseases.

San Diego

Approved : Lenders invite borrowers to connect their online bank accounts, and Approved runs the numbers and provides a federally compliant, instant pre-approval decision.

BluAgent Technologies : BluAgent Technologies is a software company that provides SaaS solutions to the trucking industry.

Catalyst eClinical : Catalyst eClinical is a modular, integrative, cloud based platform that puts the power in the hands of researchers to easily select the tools they need to manage their trials.

Crossdeck : Crossdeck is a mobile-first productivity platform and suite of tailored applications that streamlines the way U.S. warfighters and other distributed workforces are accomplishing daily work and driving powerful data insights at the point of performance.

Shikapa : Shikapa is a developing country-focused, mobile platform that will enable global and domestic a) payments between individuals, institutions and merchants, b) retail transactions for goods/services, and c) remittance transactions.

Stella Wearables: Stella is a wearable that monitors UV radiation levels, sleeping patterns, activity levels, as well as your daily vitamin D intake from the sun.

Vergence Technologies: Vergence solves the "dumb video" problem by reshaping analyst workflows in a way that is intuitive and efficient. This technology makes video "natural language searchable" and enables real-time situational awareness in times of crisis.

Irvine

GlyTR Therapeutics : Originating out of the University of California, Irvine, GlyTR Therapeutics has developed a breakthrough patented, novel immunotherapy technology which unleashes the power of the immune system to kill cancer in a highly targeted manner.

Immersive Entertainment : Immersive Entertainment, Inc. is a developer and publisher of Virtual Reality Entertainment technology and content software aimed at consumers and developers that maximizes a sense of presence and emotional impact.

InBrace: InBrace is a novel patent pending invisible orthodontic solution developed by Swift Health Systems in conjunction with the nationally-renowned dental school at University of Southern California, combining the effectiveness of conventional braces, the aesthetics of lingual braces, and the comfort and ease of use of Invisalign all in a single appliance.

Lextrum Inc.: Full Duplex (FD) is a technology developed at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, that allows communication devices to listen and broadcast simultaneously, on the same frequency, thus effectively doubling spectrum utilization.

About EvoNexus
EvoNexus is a technology incubator for Southern California's startup and entrepreneurial community with locations in San Diego and Irvine. EvoNexus empowers entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into fundable, commercially viable companies, leveraging community resources to provide what entrepreneurs need to be successful.
More information: http://www.evonexus.org.

San Diego Contact:
Kayla Trautwein / ktrautwein@evonexus.org/ 858-354-7823
Sr. Portfolio Manager, EvoNexus La Jolla/San Diego

Irvine Contact:
Alexa Enlow / aenlow@evonexus.org/ 858-437-4757
Portfolio Manager, Irvine

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/evonexus-tech-incubator-welcomes-newest-class-of-startups-300269547.html

SOURCE EvoNexus

Ciaran Foley, CEO Immersive Entertainment appearing at Digital Leaders in the OC Tonight

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SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
- Patrick O’Neill, Olloclip, CEO / Founder. Patrick used a Kickstarter campaign to fund his original idea to create a iPhone clip on lens featuring fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses. Since then, olloclip has shipped over one million lenses, and is available online, Apple stores, Best Buys, Amazon, and other online and offline stores. Olloclip ontinues to innovate with products like the new wearable 4-in-1 lens for iPhone 6/6s & 6/6s Plus, Active Lens, Macro Pro Lens, to help photographers express themselves. @olloclip

- Mark Chu, The Inertia, VP Partnerships. Mark is the global endemic & non-endemic sales lead for the planet's largest network of talented surfers & outdoor enthusiasts. The Inertia is the Huffington Post for the ocean, mountain and outdoors community.

- Ciaran Foley, Immersive Entertainment, CEO, Co-Founder. Immersive Entertainment is a developer and publisher of virtual reality entertainment software, based in Irvine. Immersrive creates next-generation experiences and games for the Oculus Rift (and other head-mounted-displays) that deliver new levels of presence, emotional engagement and realism. @ImmersiveEnt

- Liliana Monge, Sabio, Co-Founder, CEO. Sabio offers coding classes in LA and OC, regardless of technical background and experience. Once Sabio Fellows secure full-time coding positions, Sabio supports them with additional professional development for five years. @wesabio

- Joel Tanner, Gigasavvy, Co-Founder, Principal. Joel has grown the Gigasavvy digital marketing and social media agency over the past three years, with clients including Knotts Berry Farm, restaurants, and other companies. The agency recently moved into a larger office in Irvine. @gigasavvy

AGENDA
- 7-7:30p Networking with appetizers provided by Sabio
- 7:30-8:30p Panel
- 8:30-9p: After Networking

Thanks to

- Sabio for sponsoring. Sabio runs coding classes, with classes in Culver City and recently launched in Orange County
Gigasavvy is a digital marketing and social media agency in Irvine. 

PARKING: Complimentary parking in the Gigasavvy lot

WHEN
Monday, March 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE
GigaSavvy - 14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Studio 4, Irvine, CA 92618 - 

About

Organizer of Digital LA - Digital Leaders in the OC

Digital LA is the largest digital networking group based in LA, reaching more than 80,000 professionals weekly via its newsletter and social media.  Digital LA organizes weekly panels and mixers for digital professionals, including startup CEOs, VCs and investors, entertainment including Hollywood movie and TV studios, music labels, agencies, video games, VFX, social media, digital advertising, developers, designers, marketing and and more. Digital LA is the founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the original and largest multi-day startup / entertainment conference. Follow @DigitalLA.  Digital LA has been recognized by Forbes and the LA Times as keeping LA's tech community together via its fun and friendly events. 

 

Jason Calacanis & LAUNCH recognize Immersive Entertainment as one of the "Top 10"

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We're honored and thrilled to announce that Immersive Entertainment has been selected as one of the ten top emerging startups in Virtual Reality & AR at this year's LAUNCH Festival. 

The LAUNCH Festival is in its eighth year and will be hosting 15,000 founders, investors, and press on March 2-4th at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Past LAUNCH Festival alumni include Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, FitBit and hundreds of other inspiring companies.

Details can be found at launchfestival.com.

Thanks to Jason and his team and all they do for startups. If you're in the area, stop by!

Immersive Entertainment CEO Ciaran Foley to speak at Calit2 Igniting Technology Event

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Immersive Entertainment: A Key VR Content Player According to Manatt Digital Media and Fast Company

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THINGS ARE HAPPENING FAST IN IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT, INC.'s CORNER OF THE VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD.

Southern California-based Immersive Entertainment has had a busy couple of weeks.

On the heels of closing a rapid Angel Round, led by the nation's leading Angel investment network, Tech Coast Angels, Immersive Entertainment last week announced the release of the open BETA of its first commercial product, The Grand Canyon VR Experience. The title is available now for purchase on the Steam Network (http://www.immersiveent.com/the-grand-canyon-vr-experience/).

Early reviews have been excellent, with players enjoying an alternative to 360-degree video and pure gaming titles:

"Actually one of the few VR experiences I’ve ever had that’s close to a Disney dark ride experience.”

"Absolutely incredible ... This was a very impressive demonstration of the future of VR experiences. I may actually have my parents over and make them strap on my Rift to see this. 10/10."

"The sheer amount of detail put into the environment is stunning. The textures look incredible, geometry is great, all coupled with procedural AI animals that react to the environment naturally, AND in VR? That's too much for one person to ask..."

Now, just days after its first release, Immersive Entertainment is featured as a key content player in VR according to a recent Fast Company article citing data from Manatt Digital Media. Noted players such as Jaunt, Oculus, Magic Leap, NextVR and AltspaceVR are also featured.

"The team is excited and humbled to be included as part of this ecosystem." said Co-Founder and CEO Ciaran Foley. "This would not have happened without the courage of a small group of Southern California-based investors who had the vision to invest in us. Led by Angel investor Grant Van Cleve, these investors stepped forward to help us recognize the opportunity we all believe this industry represents."

Founder Jeroen Van den Bosch added, "Many of the companies listed include people we know and work with - they're our friends. It is an honor to be among one of the first breaking new ground in such a game-changing field. Our job is to continue to deliver the type of quality that draws gamers and non-gamers to VR and we're thankful for the opportunity."

The team plans to make announcements soon regarding additional DK2, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR Content being developed.

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For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is an emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

About Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the United States, possessing more than 300 members in five networks in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Central Coast, and the Inland Empire. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. (http://www.fastcompany.com/)

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Immersive Entertainment’s “The Grand Canyon VR Experience” Launches

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NEWPORT BEACH, California - October 9, 2015 - Immersive Entertainment Inc. (www.immersiveent.com) announced today that the release of their title “The Grand Canyon VR Experience” is now available on Steam Early Access.

To download The Grand Canyon VR Experience, visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/407710.

The Grand Canyon VR Experience is a fully native VR experience, running on Facebook’s Oculus Rift DK2 and Crescent Bay. HTC Vive support will be added soon and Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers are supported. The title is available now at an introductory price of $5.99 with updates planned throughout the rest of the year, expanding the level of interactivity, immersion and realism in the title.

“We are taking a different approach to the idea of Virtual Reality entertainment,” said Ciaran Foley, Co-Founder and CEO of Immersive Entertainment. “This is an experience that is truly immersive and realistic - one that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family whether they’re a gamer or not. We believe there is a place for an immersive, interactive entertainment experiences that promote a sense of presence and realism.

Jeroen Van den Bosch, Founder and Chief VR Designer at Immersive added, “This is about the details. This is about bringing you into a world where you can create your own memories and story. And it’s about reinforcing a sense of wonder, delight and discovery that marks the true promise of Virtual Reality.”

The Grand Canyon VR Experience takes users on a beautiful and serene kayak trip into the heart of this natural wonder, allowing consumers to experience nature in all its splendor using fully interactive virtual reality.

For more information please visit:

Official Product Page: http://www.immersiveent.com/the-grand-canyon-vr-experience/

Steam Product Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/407710

Twitter: @immersiveent

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment, Inc. is a Southern California-based VR studio that brings a unique blend of experience to the design of realistic, highly immersive and emotionally engaging Virtual Reality content. Its multidisciplinary teams consists of experts in the areas of gaming, art, science and technology seeking to harness the power of VR and AR in all forms.

Official Website: http://www.immersiveent.com/

 

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes James Pollard to Advisory Board

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August 5th, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes James Pollard to Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  August 5th, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced James Pollard as a member of its Advisory Board.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “James is a wonderful addition to our Advisory Team and we're very pleased to welcome him as part of the team. His background in finance and entertainment is unparalleled and he truly appreciates the convergence across media and technology that is occurring."

IEI's Advisory Board plays an active role in recommending strategies, identifying potential partners and technologies that increase Immersive Entertainment's competitive positioning in the marketplace. Members also serve as an integral part of the ongoing learning and knowledge sharing that is so important in an nascent field as Virtual Reality.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Mike Alger to Advisory Board

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July 20, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Mike Alger to Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  July 20, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced the addition of Mike Alger as a member of its Advisory Board.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “We are thrilled to have Mike join our Advisory Board. Mike represents a new breed of digital expert, combining a background in production and motion design as well as establishing himself as one of the thought leaders in the design of UI/UX in VR applications."

Mike has some key thoughts on VR here:


IEI's Advisory Board plays an active role in recommending strategies, identifying potential partners and technologies that increase Immersive Entertainment's competitive positioning in the marketplace. Members also serve as an integral part of  ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Alan Shen to Advisory Board

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July 14, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Alan Shen to Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  July 14, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced the addition of Alan Shen as a member of its Advisory Board.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “We are delighted and honored to have Alan join our Advisory Board. Alan possesses a unique blend of Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial startup experience, having most recently been responsible for Gear VR content partnerships at Samsung Electronics America and immediately prior to that, forging key business and distribution relationships for Netflix."

IEI's Advisory Board plays an active role in recommending strategies, identifying potential partners and technologies that increase Immersive Entertainment's competitive positioning in the marketplace. Members also serve as an integral part of  ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Diane Buckley-Altwies to Advisory Board

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July 10, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes Diane Buckley-Altwies to Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  July 10, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced the addition of Diane Buckley-Altwies as a member of its Advisory Board.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “Diane has been a longtime colleague and recognized force in the world of project management. We are very pleased to have the benefit of her experience and wisdom guiding our projects and efforts here at Immersive Entertainment."

IEI's Advisory Board plays an active role in recommending strategies, identifying potential partners and technologies that increase Immersive Entertainment's competitive positioning in the marketplace. Members also serve as an integral part of  ongoing learning and knowledge sharing.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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Immersive Entertainment Welcomes David J. McNeil to Advisory Board

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July 9, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Welcomes David J. McNeil to Advisory Board

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  July 9, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced David J. McNeil as a member of its Advisory Board.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “Mr. McNeil's corporate, media and investment background provides a diversified and rich source of guidance, connections and insight. Not only is David intimately familiar with traditional media and distribution, but he is also a creative producer that understands the consumer mind from a media perspective. This, combined with his being an active angel investor with one of the nation's largest Angel Networks (Tech Coast Angels), his perspective is truly unique. We couldn't be happier with his involvement and the team looks forward to a great collaboration."

IEI's Advisory Board plays an active role in recommending strategies, identifying potential partners and technologies that increase Immersive Entertainment's competitive positioning in the marketplace. Members also serve as an integral part of the ongoing learning and knowledge sharing that is so important in an nascent field as Virtual Reality.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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Immersive Entertainment Appoints Don McGrath to Board of Directors

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July 6, 2015

News for Immediate Release:

Immersive Entertainment Appoints Don McGrath to Board of Directors

NEWPORT BEACH, CA --  July 6, 2015 -- Immersive Entertainment, Inc. (IEI) today announced that it has appointed Don McGrath as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Immersive Entertainment CEO, Ciaran Foley said, “We are delighted to have Mr. McGrath join our Board.  I am confident Mr. McGrath's proven leadership, including his business acumen, experience in finance and business development will prove invaluable."

 IEI's Board plays an active role in steering strategy and guiding its growth as it continues to establish itself as a preeminent player in the Virtual Reality space.

For more information, contact:

Immersive Entertainment Corporate Communications
(949)424-2926

Source: Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

About Immersive Entertainment, Inc.

Immersive Entertainment is a emerging industry leader in the implementation of fully immersive Virtual Reality content targeted at Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets. For more information about Immersive Entertainment, visit www.immersiveent.com or call (949)424-2926.

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LA Creators: Immersive Entertainment

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Article originally appeared in


IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Jeroen Van den Bosch is a long time game designer and developer. Though his background is in internet gaming, he describes himself as a lifelong VR freak. After demoing a duct taped Oculus Rift back in 2012, he could think of nothing else. The crafty Belgian decided to take his 20 years of experience and transition to a development for virtual reality. JVDB, as he is known by nobody (to my knowledge), was nice enough to give us a peek inside the walls of his new company.

Back in 2013, after experimenting with the Oculus Rift for a year, Jeroen was convinced that a singular focus on gaming was incomplete. He felt an immersive sweet spot existed somewhere between movies and games. That the objective nature of gameplay was a hinderance to pure experience. So he set out to create the kinds of virtual reality experiences people seek in real life. Places they would want to visit and spend time. Familiar landscapes that are never exactly the same. A reliable sense of adventure, wonder, or serenity. The kind of escapes people would speak about with their friends as they would a weekend away.

That’s how Immersive Entertainment came to be. When you ask what the company does, Jeroen will tell you they create “living worlds.” But not through real-space videography. No, he sees 360 video as a mere replay. A recording that never changes. He holds very strong opinions on the matter. So he and his team design and develop their environments from scratch. They build in procedurally generated fauna, flora, and basic animal AI behavior. The team is now 12 deep, half of whom are building virtual reality experiences. The other half are focused on building the business. Most work full time out of the company’s headquarters in Irvine, CA.

When I asked how hard it was to find good designers and developers for VR, I was surprised to hear that it wasn’t much of a challenge. Jeroen said he found a lot of game developers were tired of building weapons and soldiers, and more weapons and soldiers. Designers were fed up with seeing their creations sprinted through and ignored. Many of them jumped at the opportunity to design environments they love and really tap into the beautiful capabilities of Unreal Engine 4, the company’s engine of choice.

THE GRAND CANYON

I tried Immersive Entertainment’s Grand Canyon Experience at the VRLA Spring Expo and witnessed all of these things firsthand. When I strapped on their Oculus Rift DK2, I was sitting in a kayak floating slowly down an anonymous stream flowing into the Colorado River. I heard birds chirping and wind blowing. Sun reflected off the red rocks of the canyon walls. With all the commotion at an event like that, it was pretty nice to go to a peaceful place for a minute. I watched a Deer munch on grass in a thicket, not even thinking about the fact that he was programmed find a patch of grass, spin, and look for more food. Schools of fish would swim under my boat and follow each other downstream.

Check out a flattened version of it below or sign up for their beta program here if you have your own Oculus Rift.

The experience is still in its early stages. The team is working out some kinks and adding more flora, fauna and animals. Overall the experience had its intended effect, but I did notice little things like some of the fish growing abnormally large as they neared the surface. Jeroen said Immersive Entertainment will have the Grand Canyon Experience finished by the end of the year, so I’m excited to get back in the boat when it’s complete.

NEXT UP

Immersive Entertainment is working on a few more experiences, including a faster paced white water rafting adventure and a magic carpet ride through space. Expect to see those roll out in 2016. After that, they have plans for a bigger project they're keeping completely under wraps. We’ll be checking in with Jeroen and the Immersive Entertainment team in Orange County, so stay tuned.


About the author

Eric Chevalier

Eric Chevalier co-founded VRScout after a decade of content marketing in sports, entertainment and gaming. When he isn't sandy, Eric is scouring the streets of Los Angeles in pursuit of the best new storytellers from Hollywood to Silicon Beach.