Google acquires Austin-based VR Startup Owlchemy Labs

Today is an exciting day in the Austin startup world as news has rippled through town about Google’s acquisition of VR game creator Owlchemy Labs. If you don’t know Owlchemy Labs then you honestly have missed out on some of the most superbly amazing VR games like Job Simulator or Jack Lumber.

This acquisition definitely has the gears turning when it comes to Google’s path in the VR world.

It’s difficult to read too much into what this means, and Markovic points out that Google has released products purely for non-Google headsets, like Tilt Brush and Google Earth. But the acquisition does feel like it’s pointing toward something beyond the current version of Daydream. (Source – The Verge)

Huge congrats to the whole Owlchemy Labs team and great to see another win for the Austin VR scene!

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  • CasinosVR May 11, 2017, 2:01 am

    Great news for VR world !
    Owlchemy Labs will have the opportunity to create and develop next hight quality VR content under Google financial umbrella. Google takes technology and talents. Benefits for both parties.

  • Joe May 11, 2017, 1:12 pm

    Well happy for this Startup in Austin to have when Google looks at your Startup.

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  • Joseph Peterson May 12, 2017, 12:30 am

    Anybody care to guess whether and when changes hands? Parked at GoDaddy currently and under privacy.

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