Virtual and augmented reality companies are starting to sprout all over the country. With the skyrocketing hype, funding, and advancements in technology, these startups are well positioned to make a difference within the growing community.
To highlight some of these companies, VR & FUN has ranked them categorically by state in the United States. These measurements are based on popularity, comthemunity base, and contribution within the VR industry. This is an official VR & FUN list that will continue to be updated on a frequent basis.
Reminder: This is a building list. It will be updated on a frequent basis.
Below are the notable VR companies in each state:
Alabama Top VR Companies
Argos is a company dedicated in providing the best virtual reality experience in the fields of education and training. They are headquartered out of Huntsville, Alabama.
Alaska Top VR Companies
Arctic Sun Virtual Reality Arcade
Arctic Sun is the first virtual reality arcade in Fairbanks, Alaska. They provide a place for friends and family to gather and check out what VR is all about. They have many of the top VR games available today and you also have the option of renting VR headsets such as the HTC Vive.
Arizona Top VR Companies
TimefireVR Inc. is an Arizona based VR company that has developed a virtual reality application platform (“Hypatia”), built on pillars of social interaction, commerce, cultural immersion, and entertainment. Hypatia is a curated virtual reality destination metaverse of massive scale, in development for over two years and influenced from some of the most visited cities in the world including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Paris, London and New York.
TimefireVR’s VR platform application provides an environment for collaborative participation and experiential learning in a safe environment where creativity and curiosity are rewarded.
Arkansas Top VR Companies
California Top VR Companies
Oculus is one of the titans in the VR industry that provides state of the art HMDs called the Rift. Owned by Facebook, the company has built a platform where you can purchase and play VR games, experiences, and content. Oculus will continue to be a dominant force with a strong grip on the industry.
Colorado Top VR Companies
VR & FUN
A leading voice in VR + AR + Lifestyle, VR & FUN is dedicated in to providing the most informative news while also having a bit of fun! VR & FUN is set to distribute the most quality content while also engaging with the community to help drive the progress of the VR + AR industry.
Connecticut Top VR Companies
Delaware Top VR Companies
Escape Reality Delaware
Escape Reality Delaware is a virtual reality arcade center that provides the top VR experience available today. The continually expand their library of VR content and provide an exceptional experience for their guests.
Florida Top VR Companies
Magic Leap is currently one of the largest stealth companies in the world that happens to be based out of Plantation, Florida. They are working on a head mounted display which superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real world objects to create something called mixed reality (MR). First founded in 2010 by Rony Abovitz, they have yet to unveil their HMD to the world. We’ll be holding our breaths until that time comes.
Magic Leap is currently valued at over a billion dollars.
Georgia Top VR Companies
TRICK 3D is an immersive content studio based out of Atlanta, Georgia which specializes in creating virtual worlds through 3D animation and VR. With deep roots in commercial and original 3D film production, TRICK 3D’s capabilities include virtual worlds and sets, character animation, photo-real renderings and visualization, stereoscopic 3D and more. The studio’s full virtual production pipeline includes a virtual camera system with live motion tracked camera as well as a composite and green screen stage.
TRICK 3D enables virtual worlds and programming for a variety of clients, including Fortune 100 corporations such as Delta Air Lines, Aflac and AT&T, and entertainment giants like CBS and Turner Broadcasting System.
Hawaii Top VR Companies
VRCHIVE is a Hawaii based VR company that lets you take snapshots from within a virtual world and share it with people online. Essentially, it’s Flickr for VR which houses dimensional images. While it sounds simple, it houses some impressive programming that keeps the 3D environment in tact.
These images can also be embedded, allowing you to share images directly on the web.
Idaho Top VR Companies
Idaho Virtual Reality Council
The Idaho Virtual Reality Council (IVRC) is Idaho’s first networking and education council for Idaho’s leaders and innovators interested in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
The goal of the IVRC is to bring together people, technologies, and companies to create a thriving VR industry for the economic and social benefit of Idaho citizens and families. Networking events and educational seminars will help Idaho organizations to learn faster, cooperate on projects, and promote VR in Idaho.
Illinois Top VR Companies
Based out of the Chicago area, CloudGate Studio is quickly becoming one of the leaders in VR. They’ve recently launched a VR title called Island 359 which allows you to hunt down dinosaurs on a secluded island.
Indiana Top VR Companies
AccuPS is an Indiana based startup that’s working on creating a motion sensor controller called the AeroWand for mobile VR headsets. While the idea isn’t new, they have developed a technology that enables users to play VR games on mobile HMDs using a wireless controller.
The AeroWand provides solutions to the “natural interactions” part that allows you to bypass the line of sight or tethered wiring.
Iowa Top VR Companies
Design Mill Inc.
Headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, Design Mill Inc. (DMI) is a strategic software, hardware and professional services company delivering pioneering solutions for industry leading organizations and the Department of Defense using VR technology.
DMI has created a software called Precision Reality which allows you to manage assets, layer data, and visualize solutions in virtual reality. The program is designed to ingest and store all data in one place to manage assets in real-time. Customers are able to analyze, visualize, and experience data with 360 views on a laptop or tablet or view in an immersive virtual reality environment where you can walk around the space, take measurements, and more.
DMI has also managed to create an AR sandbox called Torch in partnership with Intel which resembles some of the DIY projects we’ve seen in the past.
Kansas Top VR Companies
Kentucky Top VR Companies
Holodeck VR is a virtual reality arcade that provides users with an immersive experience within their specially designed units. HoloDeck VR is the first virtual reality arcade in Bowling Green, Kentucky which uses the best VR hardware such as the HTC Vive for optimal room-scale experiences.
Louisiana Top VR Companies
The Rogue Initiative
The Rogue Initiative which is a LA based full-spectrum production studio has recently opened a satellite office in the great state of Louisiana. Specialized in creating quality VR content, they are striving to pave the path for the local community to start being aware of the new age technology. The Rogue Initiative worked on VR titles such as Crowe: The Drowned Armory for the HTC Vive.
Maine Top VR Companies
Tangram 3DS is a 3D visualization studio based in Kittery Maine, which focuses on providing multimedia solutions for designs through applications such as virtual reality. The company is also able to deliver high quality AR solutions on mobile devices using their innovative technology and designs.
Maryland Top VR Companies
Balti Virtual is a boutique VR company based out of Baltimore, Maryland which focuses on creating top notch virtual and augmented reality content. The company is currently focused on creating PC powered VR experiences, mobile based VR experiences, and mobile based AR experiences.
Balti Virtual has worked with the likes of Under Armour, PayPal, and even Oreo in the past.
Massachusetts Top VR Companies
VirZoom is a Boston based startup that’s looking to mesh virtual reality and sports together. With the use of a stationary cycling bike, they are able to transform thought of exercising into a more enjoyable experience by providing users with breath-taking sites around the world. VirZoom also transforms your bike into different types of vehicles such as a race car, tank, and even a unicorn. They also turn exercising into fun filled games.
Our demo at E3 this year showed how practical the solution was and many users around the world will find value in VirZoom. Their solution currently works through VR headsets such as the Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive.
Michigan Top VR Companies
Nova VR is a virtual reality arcade based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. They continually revamp their games at their facility and offer a refreshing change in their lineup on a frequent basis.
Minnesota Top VR Companies
Visual is a Minneapolis based VR company that creates creates extraordinary engagement through the power of immersive media. Their flagship product, WellnessVR, is a mobile VR platform that reduces anxiety and promotes wellbeing for seniors, workers, and dental patients.
Visual also create inspiring 360º video experiences and leading-edge VR & AR games and apps.
Mississippi Top VR Companies
Missouri Top VR Companies
Eon Sports is a virtual reality company based out of Kansas City, Missouri that introduces a new way for athletes to train. They provide custom experience for athletes to train in a focused and immersive environment. Eon Sports also provides a space for content creators to easily publish their VR and AR content.
Montana Top VR Companies
InsideMT is a production company in the heart of Montana with a passion for its beautiful state. They deliver immersive marketing solutions using cutting-edge technologies to help influence tourism and promote small business in the state of Montana.
From 360 videos to virtual tours, they are aligned in the state to provide the best VR experiences.
Nebraska Top VR Companies
University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska is a stable when it comes to pride, education, and passion for the state. Most of their citizens rally behind the school and have recently broke ground on a $118 million state of the art medical center which will use virtual and augmented reality to educate the next generation of healthcare workers.
The focused program is called the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (or iEXCEL) which will train students using simulation technologies, virtual immersive reality, augmented reality and holographic technologies.
Nevada Top VR Companies
VR Adventures lies within the heart of Las Vegas where they are able to provide cutting edge and never-before-seen immersive experiences that plunge guests into a three-dimensional virtual world.
Some of the unique VR experiences they offer are called VRoller Coaster, Soaring Superhero, Freefall Zipline, VRace Car, and Haunted House.
New Hampshire Top VR Companies
ZCO is an app development company based out of Nashua, New Hampshire which specializes in creating augmented reality applications for mobile devices. They combine innovation, creativity, and research to provide the best augmented reality services for their clients.
New Jersey Top VR Companies
Arcane Reality is a New Jersey based VR company that serves as a VR studio by day and a VR arcade by night with 7 in-house developers working on various projects. Their team is focused on creating immersive experiences for users and developing technology that helps provide a better VR experience overall.
New Mexico Top VR Companies
Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe, New Mexico based company that’s coming into the virtual world backwards from current industry leaders. The company has spent years honing in on its physical installation based craft, harnessing the power of a diverse collective of unique and unbound artists.
The voices of the collective span across numerous mediums — sculptors, projection mapping artists, laser artists, welding teams, digital fabricators, electrical engineers, programmers, light artists, film makers, painters, textile artists, and sound designers all work as one. With virtual reality, Meow Wolf intends to bring all of their skills into what Meow Wolf founder Benji Geary recently dubbed “2.0 world”.
New York Top VR Companies
Littlstar is a virtual reality platform that houses some of the best VR experiences today. Their custom player lets you fully explore 360-degree videos from the web browser or mobile device. Using their unique media player, you can embed any immersive videos from their library into your website, which makes it easy to share — and experience — VR content from wherever you are.
Littlstar is compatible with most VR headsets today including the PSVR, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, and more.
North Carolina Top VR Companies
Lucid Dream is a VR production studio based out of Durham, North Carolina. They help build sales and marketing tools using their VR/AR-enabled solutions that offer users the freedom to interact and engage with VR content on a visceral, more immersive level than is achievable with traditional screen-based web and mobile platforms.
North Dakota Top VR Companies
Be More Colorful
Be More Colorful is a Fargo, North Dakota based VR company that provides Real-World Virtual Reality Solutions for any industry. They focus on providing clients with as much flexibility as possible with their 360° and virtual reality imagery.
Ohio Top VR Companies
Marxent is VR/AR company based out of Kettering, Ohio which specializes in creating immersive experiences for retailers, homebuilders, and manufacturers.
They provide a range of solutions from augmented reality applications on mobile devices to webVR applications and even VR showrooms on VR HMDs.
Oklahoma Top VR Companies
Steelehouse Productions is a media creation studio providing creative, live action, motion design, animation, virtual reality, and post production services to entertainment studios, advertising agencies and corporations throughout the world.
Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, they’ve been able to create VR games and experiences such as Phinnegan’s Factory which is an action shooter for the HTC Vive.
Oregon Top VR Companies
Helios Interactive is a cutting-edge experience design studio based out of Portland, Oregon and San Francisco. Helios specializes in building engaging, interactive experiences for consumers in the events and retail channels.
They use a variety of technologies to achieve our goals, including touch, gesture, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Helios’ pursuit to create better brand interactions results in thoughtful design, effective social sharing, and meaningful data collection.
Pennsylvania Top VR Companies
Greenfish is a VR production company based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They’ve worked with many recognizable companies such as the Billboards and Philadelphia Phillies in delivering unmatchable immersive content.
Rhode Island Top VR Companies
Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR)
Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR) is a non-profit initiative dedicated to cultivating a virtual reality and augmented reality industry cluster in Rhode Island. Their focus team is looking into nurturing the development of a Virtual Reality ecosystem in Rhode Island.
South Carolina Top VR Companies
Atlatl Software is a Charlestown, South Carolina based software company that’s allowing its customers to build engineered-to-order products in a virtual environment. Customers also have the ability to generate quotes, and close the deal all in one sales visit through their immersive platform.
Their 3D technology uses full motion graphics and game-like technology that makes it easy to view product renderings in real time using their patented AR technology called Atlatl AR.
South Dakota Top VR Companies
Xtreme 7D Adventure
Xtreme 7D Adventure is a crazy immersive adventure center located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They offer a plethora of experiences with rides and games that you can enjoy in 2D all the way up to 7D. They also offer 9 unique games that’ll literally have you rattling on the back of your seat.
Tennessee Top VR Companies
vCAD is a a software company that transforms your CAD models into 3D fully navigable, immersive models in VR. vCAD is compatible with almost all CAD software.
vCAD’s virtual reality architecture software lets clients experience your designs before they are built – pre-reality. With a simple upload to the secure cloud, users can transform and distribute CAD models into immersive, interactive 3D.
Texas Top VR Companies
Owlchemy Labs is a VR game studio based in Austin, Texas. They’ve recently been bought out by Google as the studio offers some of the best quality VR experiences today. They’ve created hit VR game such as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality VR experience.
Utah Top VR Companies
The Void is a is a whole-body, fully immersive VR experience that offers a unique look inside some of the most iconic universes such as Star Wars. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, The Void has come to create their own term called hyper reality as they provide an unmatched experience within their arenas around the world.
Vermont Top VR Companies
Immersive Technology Studios
Immersive Technology Studios seeks to bridge the gap between reality and the digital world by creating high quality immersive virtual reality tours and products that transform the physical world into a digital landscape.
Based out of Barre, Vermont, the company seeks to bring the spirit of nature back alive through the use of virtual reality technology.
Virginia Top VR Companies
River City VR
River City VR is a virtual reality events company based out of Richmond, Virginia. They specialize in delivering high-end virtual reality experience to private events around the neighboring cities.
River City VR’s mission is to share these high-quality VR experiences with everyone without the high upfront cost.
Washington Top VR Companies
HTC currently offers one of the best VR headsets available in the market. Partnering with Valve, they’ve been able to successfully influence the market to start taking VR seriously. HTC Vive was the first consumer-ready PC powered VR headset to offer room-scale tracking through the use of the patented lighthouse sensors.
West Virginia Top VR Companies
Wisconsin Top VR Companies
Arch Virtual develops virtual reality applications and tools for business and education. Based out of Madion, Wisconsin, they have created some amazing VR applications at the enterprise level.
They’ve created unique VR experiences for companies such as GE, US Bank, PGA, Chic-Fil-A, Exxon, Sacramento Kings, and more.
Wyoming Top VR Companies
It’s quite amazing to see how many individuals, businesses, and associations are involved in the growth of virtual reality. Make sure to learn more about some of these companies you might not have heard of before.
Let us know if we forgot any companies or should add other VR companies that deserve a spot on the list!