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Network and Partners

The game school is a member of business cluster VRINN and is a part of the startup- and business house PARK. PARK houses a studio for new AR, VR and Motion Capture technology, the game schools Add-on Programme in Virtual and Augmented Reality, Hamarregionen utvikling (Business Region Hamar) and businesses working with technology like Hamar Game Collective, Making View (VR and 360 video), Collaborative Workplace (leadership training using VR and games), and many others. The business cluster behind PARK and VRINN have a well functioning trippel helix model for innovation and growth, and through close cooperation the project has become a great success.

In 2020 the Nordic VR Forum returned as a “digital first” hybrid event! 750 participants joined us in the hunt for the creating value using VR and AR, across industries like health care, training and learning and storytelling.

At the Nordic VR Forum everything revolves around immersive learning technologies: More precisely, the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in health care, learning, training and storytelling. The tools of the next generation are already there – now is the time to align the learning strategy with the business strategy, now is the time to create value!

We strive to further develop the game development industry in our local community. Hamar is a small city with big ambitions, and we’re working towards building the best game development community in Norway (and the world!).

Hamar Game Collective was founded by Sarepta Studio, Krillbite Studio and Moondrop in the summer of 2013. They were all driven by a desire to have a common place to meet, work and exchange knowledge. 

We strive to further develop the game development industry in our local community. Hamar is a small city with big ambitions, and we’re working towards building the best game development community in Norway (and the world!).

The Norwegian Interactive Digital Center (IDC) is a partnership between the Municipalities of Elverum and Hamar, Hedmark County, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and EON Reality. The IDC will help address local and regional development needs through Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).

EON Reality Norway has its headquarters and production center in Hamar. The center provides access to state-of-the-art Virtual Reality showroom, development lab, and a VR Innovation Academy, an one-year further education programme, Add-On Programme in Augmented and Virtual Reality, at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.  The IDC also has a sub-division in Elverum which has a state-of-the-art showroom and development lab.

Business Region Hamar (Hamarregionen utvikling) is an idea-creating, initiative-taking and coordinating body that functions as a contact and communication body for business and tourism in the region. It is run as a collaboration between the municipalities of Stange, Hamar and Løten.

PARK is a house where powerful resources in games development, education, and VR / AR technology are gathered under the same roof. An important part of the house is the brand new Motion Capture studio, “INN MoCap”, which is Norway’s largest and most modern of its kind.

The professional environment that manages INN MoCap comes from the Games School at the Inland University College , which is also the owner of the studio. This environment has long experience in computer game development, 3D modeling and animation, VR / AR, and more.

It is Norsk Tipping and Hamar municipality that have provided funding for the MoCap studio, which is technically top notch in the Nordic context. The studio is used for study and research purposes, as a test lab for new ideas, as well as in various productions in games, film and VR.

Players outside the PARK environment can also rent in to use the facilities in INN MoCap. If it is of interest, please contact the Inland University College directly by Head of Department Marit Berg Strandvik or via the contact form here.