Vertigo Games acquires Springboard VR
SpringboardVR, a leading provider of VR venue management software and the largest content marketplace for location-based entertainment (LBE), to Vertigo Games, the multi-platform VR publisher and developer best known for “Arizona Sunshine”. SpringboardVR, which was founded in 2017, offers more than 400 virtual reality titles through its leading content marketplace that serves over 500 companies in more than 40 countries.
“Vertigo was our first choice to take over SpringboardVR because of their unwavering commitment to location-based VR. They are uniquely positioned to build on our successes as they have worked directly with VR arcades for years and they continue to be the single largest publisher on the platform,” noted Bradley Scoggin, former CEO and co-founder of SpringboardVR. “We are incredibly proud of what we built with SpringboardVR and are very thankful for our partner locations and the content studios that have distributed their games with us.”
Several key customer-facing members of the SpringboardVR team will be joining Vertigo Games. The SpringboardVR brand and software platform will continue to operate under its current name but with the support and resources of the Vertigo Games team. This combination will provide operators with access to free-roam VR content via Vertigo’s HAZE VR distribution platform as well as giving both operators and game studios new tools to grow their LBE business.
Vertigo Games has long been a supporter of location-based VR, with its experiences are available in more than 700 arcades, family entertainment centers, and theme park venues globally through third-party services like SpringboardVR, as well as their own LBE VR distribution platform HAZE VR.
“Vertigo continues to believe in the power of location-based virtual reality,” noted John Coleman, director of business development at Vertigo Games. “We’ve had a great relationship with the SpringboardVR team over the past four years, and we are excited to pick up the responsibility to carry forward the vision of SpringboardVR. They’ve done a great job building the largest VR content marketplace for LBE, and we look forward to leading SpringboardVR into the future in this exciting phase of accelerating growth in VR.”