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Yesterday, I took a little break from writing to join Akemi on a VR adventure!  Our longtime friend Steve Bocska, a veteran of the gaming world, arranged a visit to Vancouver’s Charm Games for a sneak peek at what they have in the works.

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Akemi was unbelievably excited as we arrived at their offices.  While I was getting an overview of Charm Games, Akemi was literally bouncing with excitement and, the second they pulled out the head set, Akemi was handing me her purse and volunteering to go first.

We used HTC’s Vive headset and controllers for the immersive room-scale experience.  And what an experience it was.

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Our affable and informative hosts on this day were company co-founders Alan Jernigan and Derek Young, and engineer Tyler McCulloch.  They opened with an undersea demo that had Akemi jumping around, waving her hands, and then, at one point, down…

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