Team


Meet all the amazing and visionary people who make VR Coaster possible!
Our team comprises the most talented experts in VR design, visuals and animation, engineering as well as marketing. Together with our partners from the renowned roller coaster manufacturer Mack Rides and the high-tech specialists from EMIS Electrics, our creative team can take on almost any technical and artistic challenge.

   
VR Coaster Headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Partners



Thomas Wagner


Co-Founder and Managing Partner / CEO of VR Coaster GmbH & Co. KG

CEO of VR Coaster and Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Thomas Wagner is also the inventor of the mobile, wireless VR Coaster Sync System. Working in the Media and Games Industry for nearly 20 years now, currently with his Game App Label Gamesmold, Wagner already won several international Awards for Excellence in Game-, 3D- and Mobile App Design.



Christian von Elverfeldt


CEO of Mack Rides GmbH & Co. KG, Co-Owners of VR Coaster GmbH & Co. KG

Christian von Elverfeldt is the head of Mack Rides GmbH & Co. KG. The renowned German roller coaster manufacturer company is one of the three Partners and Co-Owners of VR Coaster. They have supported the VR Coaster project right from the start, and with their years of experience, VR Coaster can work closely with a world-class team of experts in modern ride engineering.



Michael Mack


CEO of MackMedia, Managing Partner of Europa-Park, Co-Owner of VR Coaster

Michael Mack is the visionary head of MackMedia and co-manages Europa-Park, the second largest Theme Park in Europe. He is breaking new grounds in entertainment experience and greatly supports VR Coaster research and development on the Mack Rides coasters at Europa-Park. Also, he brought the very first VR Coaster attraction into public operations.

 

Technical and Marketing



Dennis Gordt

CTO and Procurator
of VR Coaster

Dennis Gordt is Head of Development at Mack Rides and Chief Technical Officer at VR Coaster. Also, he was working very closely together with Thomas Wagner right from the start to realize the vision of a wireless, mobile VR roller coaster experience



Thomas Muhr


Marketing Specialist

Working for international leaders of the video games industry, Thomas Muhr brings years of experience in marketing of realtime entertainment content.



Manfred Danzeisen


Head of Multimedia Development at our partner EMIS Electrics

Manfred Danzeisen supervizes the electronic aspects of the VR Coaster project with his years of expertise in ride and roller coaster multimedia integration.



Florian Steiert


Project Manager at our partner EMIS Electrics

Florian Steiert is the hands-on expert in wiring and installing the VR Coaster Hardware onto diverse roller coaster vehicles. If you equip our system to your ride, it is most likely that he will show up!

 

Creative Team



Thomas Wagner


CEO & Creative Director, 2D/3D Artist, Animator, Unity Developer

Aside from leading VR Coaster as Managing Partner, Thomas Wagner is also head of creations. He brings two decades of experience in game design, 2D/3D art, animation and storytelling into the creative process of VR Coaster content production. Also, he has developed the Unity framework that drives any VR Coaster ride.



Dennis Würger


3D Artist and Sculptor / Modelling and Texturing

Dennis Würger is a highly skilled 3D Artist, comprising expertise in modelling, sculpting and surface / shader design. He also mastered Unity 3D to bring his artistry into realtime environments.



Felix Rahm


3D Artist / Environments

Felix Rahm is an experienced full scale 3D artist and an expert in optimized realtime VR environment design as well as light staging and Unity light baking. He is also a skilled photographer and cinematographer.



Sarah Stief


Creative Supervisor

Sarah Stief is a highly talented 3D artist, specialized in optimized realtime low-poly modelling and texturing as well as working in Unity.
She also holds expertise in realtime gaming aesthetics and perception theory.



Dennis Rappl


3D Artist / Animation and
Modelling

Dennis Rappl is a highly talented animator and 3D modeller, also focussing on surface design and texturing. In addition, he is an experienced Unity 3D developer.



Bastian Hantsch


3D Artist / Modelling and
Texturing

Bastian Hantsch is a skilled 3D modeller, texture artist and also Unity 3D developer.



Dominika Rensch


Concept Art / Modelling and
Texturing

Dominika Rensch is a skilled concept artist and 3D modeller



Lisa Theobald


Modelling and Texturing

Lisa Theobald holds expertise in 3D modelling and texturing



Michael Heyse


Head of R& D

Michael Heyse is a highly talented software and hardware developer with many years of experience. He leads the department of Research and Development.



Katharina Chmielewski


Senior 3D Artist

Katharina Chmielewski is a skilled 3D modeller with many years of eyperience



Robin Herrmann


Senior 3D Animator

Robin Herrmann is a highly talented Maya Animator with years of experience.



Larissa Joos


Trainee

Larissa Joos is focussed on Maya modelling and animation



Roman Frick


Trainee

Roman Frick is a cross-platform Maya / 3DS Max / Unity artist



Christian Roder


Trainee

Christian Roder is a 3DS Max artist with great experience in low-poly-modeling



Angela Schiemann


Trainee

Angela Schiemann is a skilled Concept Artist and Sculptor



Tirsa Reeh


Trainee

Tirsa Reeh is a skilled Animator and artistic Generalist



Moritz J. Horvath


Music and Sound Artist

Moritz Horvath is an exceptionally talented and experienced games music composer veteran.
Producing video game music and sound design for over a decade now, he is the ideal addition to the VR Coaster team, making our virtual worlds even more exciting with the acoustic component.

 

 
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