Sandbox VR combines virtual reality hardware, real-time motion capture and content experiences to provide a more immersive experience.
“After our initial meeting with the team, the entire investment partnership at Andreessen Horowitz went to try out the experience together, and after nearly an hour of shooting zombies, dodging lasers, and solving puzzles, we were blown away by the experience,” Andreessen Horowitz general partner Andrew Chen wrote in a post.
Chen wrote that the Sandbox team is taking on the triumvirate of technology, distribution, and content at once to bring VR to its next phase.
Sandbox VR is also building its own content, starting with a series of first-person shooters — Deadwood Mansion, The Curse of Davy Jones, and Amber Sky 2088, featuring zombies, pirates, or sci-fi — with a dozen more to come.
The startup currently operates in six cities – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver. It will spend the new cash infusion to accelerate the expansion of its VR centres in new locations including Austin, Macau, New York, Tokyo, Hangzhou and Indonesia.