Auckland is set to become a world leader in augmented and virtual reality development (AR/VR) thanks to the opening of the AR/VR Garage in Eden Terrace.
The AR/VR Garage comprises two buildings at Auckland Council’s GridAKL/Uptown innovation hub. It provides a co-working space for companies that focus on AR/VR, a space for short-term projects, and opportunities for project development and partnerships.
The VR/AR Association, a New York-based organisation with satellite sites in London, Amsterdam and Singapore, is also setting up a New Zealand chapter in the AR/VR Garage to help accelerate industry growth in the region; and the International Game Developers Association will also have a presence.
The AR/VR Garage will fuel Auckland’s growing AR/VR community, which includes game developers, screen and film producers, animators, educators and digital storytellers, and help grow New Zealand’s global digital industry footprint, jobs and investment.