Designing handcrafted immersive experiences.
We are an award-winning boutique studio based in Vancouver making virtual reality more social.
Virtual Reality

Explore immersive new worlds without leaving home.

Augmented Reality

Mix the virtual world with the real world in ways you never thought possible.

Game Design

Games are meant to be social. We use new technologies to create shared experiences.

Our mission is to make virtual reality more accessible and more social.
We create memorable and meaningful experiences.

A studio focused on innovation and shared play.

Founded in 2015 by two brothers, we know that virtual reality can be so much more than a single-player experience.

We are betting that the future of VR will be social. VR doesn’t have to be isolating. Virtual reality is awesome, and we want to create a safe and accessible space to be able to enjoy it with your friends and family. Using innovative, leading edge technologies and game play mechanics we will shatter the preconceptions around virtual reality and bring the joy of couch co-op back into mainstream gaming culture.

Turn your dreams into reality.
Our Services

VR/AR Development

We specialize in creating interactive experiences that aren’t confined to a traditional two-dimensional screen.

360º Video

Need a promotional video or have a vision that can only exist in 360º? We can make that happen.

Game Development

We specialize in social gaming. If you need a game that brings people together we can bring it to realization.


Want to take your brilliant idea or existing game into VR/AR? Our experienced team can help.

We're small but impressive. Handcrafted, pixel perfect designs.
The first step in crafting a fun and immersive experience is to plan out exactly what to create. We transform dreams and ideas into functional designs.
Leveraging years of development experience and our cross-discipline background, we are ready to tackle any problem that we are presented with.
It is important for us to make sure the experiences we craft exceed everyone’s expectations. We will revisit and rework our projects until they are the best they can be.
Our Team

We are a small, award-winning team passionate about immersive media. With a focus on crafting memorable experiences, our team of experienced designers and developers are prepared to make your dreams a reality.

Tyler Nilsson
Tyler Nilsson is working as the Director and Co-Founder of Coal Car Studio.
Shane Nilsson
Shane Nilsson is working as the Director and Co-Founder of Coal Car Studio.
Jasmin Winter
XR Designer & Producer
Jasmin Winter is ensuring projects on schedule while assisting in designing XR experiences.
Liana Russell
Art Director
Liana Russell is leading the artistic vision of our projects and creating concept artist.
Bruno Costa
XR Developer
Bruno Costa is working on developing XR systems for entertainment and educational experiences.
Carlos Fernandez
3D Artist
Carlos Fernandez is...
Abel Waller
XR Developer
Abel Waller is working on developing XR systems for entertainment and educational experiences.
Haena Lee
3D Art Intern
Haena Lee is building out props and other environmental assets for Fruit Golf.
Our Portfolio

Since 2015 we have developed numerous virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. Our work ranges from an educational interactive documentary on electronics waste to work on a cooperative arcade experience. Below are some examples of our work.

Our Clients

Coal Car Studio is experienced in working with global brands to small independent artists. Whether you need consulting on how to approach a problem or want to build an entire new experience, we've got you covered.

If you have a project that you would like to make a (virtual) reality, let's chat!

VIFF Signals Showcase
Siggraph Immersive Pavilion Showcase
Proto Award 2016
Indie Prize Finalist 2016
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