A Track Record Two Decades Long.

Screenshot from one of Virtual Heroes’ first projects starting in 2004, supporting the America’s Army program.

We Know The Terrain Better Than Anyone.

Virtual Heroes was founded in 2004. Thanks to the efforts of our impressive team of creative, technical, and artistic talent, we quickly established ourselves at the nexus of cutting-edge game technologies and world-class production values.

In 2009, Virtual Heroes Inc. was acquired by Applied Research Associates, Inc. Today, our team members in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, create collaborative interactive learning solutions for government and military agencies, industrial and commercial innovators, and healthcare leaders. We design, develop, and deploy both live training solutions and synthetic virtual environments, leveraging the collective experience and expertise of a dedicated team of programmers, scientists, and physicists. 

Virtual Heroes has been recognized for training and simulation excellence by some of the most authoritative names in the business.

2021, 2018 Largest Technology Company

Orlando Business Journal

2019, 2016-2018 Gamification Top 20 Company

Training Industry

2017 Innovation Award

MS&T Magazine

2005-2007, 2011-2017 Military Training Technology
MT2 – Top Simulation & Training Companies

2015 – 2021 Largest Mod/Sim Companies
Orlando Business Journal

2016 Best Business Game

I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

2015 International SERIOUS PLAY Conference Awards

Serious Games Association

Best Places to Work 2015
Orlando Business Journal

2021, Best AR/VR Simulated 3D Environ. Dev. Company

Corporate Vision

2011, 2013-2017 Top Game Developer
Triangle Business Journal

2011 International SERIOUS PLAY Conference Awards
Serious Games Association

2011 Group Achievement Award
NASA

2010 Best Government Game
I/ITSEC, Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

2009 Business Excellence Award
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“For the first time in the history of EMS, we brought together the EMS operational leaders from America’s largest cities to discuss substantive issues that affect the ability of EMS to respond to large scale events,”
– Gregg Lord, National EMS Preparedness Initiative | Zero Hour: America’s Medic

Get Award-Winning Training For Your Team.

It’s easy to take advantage of the kind of training expertise that’s been recognized for excellence year after year after year. Simply call Virtual Heroes. And discover firsthand how we can help you create simulations that win even more trainee hearts and minds than they do awards. 

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