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DreamCraft’s virtual reality software allows users see their own hand movements and interact with each other, addressing the isolation and disembodiment challenges of other VR software. (DreamCraft)
DreamCraft’s virtual reality software allows users see their own hand movements and interact with each other, addressing the isolation and disembodiment challenges of other VR software. (DreamCraft)

Victoria virtual reality ride maker aims to revolutionize amusement business Add to ...

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Peter Schnabel has built some of the world’s most famous theme park rides. Chris Robertson has created some of the world’s top-selling video games. Last fall, their worlds collided in an unlikely spot: a café in Victoria.

As soon as they met, the two industry legends – who both live in the mellow B.C. capital – knew what they had to do next: combine forces and upend the theme park business. “I said, ‘Chris, I don’t know anything about virtual reality, but I know it’s coming,’” Mr. Schnabel recalls saying. “‘I don’t want to be a follower. I want to be a leader.’”

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