Dreaming of VR on Vancouver Island
Denny (Unger) was an early adopter of VR technology in its infancy in the ’90s.
“It was terrible,” he says.
Still, he saw a future in the technology and came in contact with Palmer Luckey, the inventor of the Oculus Rift who famously sold the device to Facebook for $2 billion. The Ungers saw a window of opportunity to innovate and create their own VR tech and content. They raised $85,000 via Kickstarter, garnered the assistance of friends and family, and collected a total of $2 million over the course of three years.
The provincial and federal governments helped through various tax credits and incentives, and regional business driver Innovation Island in Nanaimo provided funding in conjunction with the B.C. Innovation Council.
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