Blitz buys Virtual Experience Company

Blitz buys Virtual Experience Company
Michael French

By Michael French

April 17th 2007 at 3:15PM

Leamington Spa, UK-based developer Blitz has acquired a company that specialises in making virtual versions of cultural heritage sites.

The Virtual Experience Company builds virtual environments via work with archaeologists, historians and museum curators in order to allow those with impaired mobility to explore areas or locations they were previously unable to access.

Blitz will use the company to spearhead a new area of its business, with Virtual Experience's portfolio of work with museums, galleries and cultural organisations set to support and grow the company's work in the serious games category via its TruSim division.

"This partnership brings the fantastic visuals and engaging, interactive and multi-player gameplay you get with video games to sectors that are increasingly interested in connecting with a digitally enabled generation," said Virtual Experience Company founder Mike Gogan, who will head the division within Blitz Games.

"We’ve always been at the leading edge of applying new technology in areas where it can make a difference and this initiative opens up really exciting possibilities.”