Virtway is a serious game developer located in Oviedo, Spain. It was founded in 1999 as a general IT consulting firm, but in 2006 it spun off from its parent company to focus on 3D development and serious gaming as an independent branch of the Indigo Group holding.
The main focus of the company has been developing an advanced simulation system to empower learning through gaming, called VTS (Virtual Training System). The platform was presented at the 2008 Games+Learning+Society  conference in partnership with Robb Lindgren from Stanford University.
Virtway has an extensive experience in developing 3D simulations/recreations of realistic scenarios distributed by several means (such as web pages).
Molina Digital was the first large scale 3D project developed by Virtway. It was the recreation of a Spanish town (Molina de Segura, Murcia) where users could chat, drive cars and play Pétanque, all in 3D and through an Internet browser, leveraging the Quest3D technology.
Part of the Molina Digital project was the development of an Interactive Theatre, a pioneer application where users could take a role in a virtual play. Each user handles an avatar on stage, and controls its body language and facial expression while he talks with his mates. Everything is recorded by another user -the director- who edits the footage later, in a way similar to a machinima production.
Virtway has also been contracted by the regional government of Asturias to develop a 3D virtual visit of the city of Llanes. The result of this contract is a website where users can visit said town in 3D using x3d technology and a port of the landmarks to Google Earth KML models.
Virtway started the development of a project called Born To Run in 2004, and presented it in late 2006. It was aimed to be one of the first First Person Shooters with photo-realistic levels of quality made in Spain, and slated to hit next-gen systems (PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360). There has been no more information about the game since its announcement, so it is probably cancelled by now.
On October 6th 2008, Virtway entered into partnership with ICYou, a Swedish company, to further develop their so-called Interactive City platform, a persistent virtual world with tie-ins to the real world of its players through a blend of virtual and real economy.
As a member of the Indigo Group Holding, Virtway collaborates with some strategic partners which share their knowledge and allow them to offer better services.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Perspective-Based Feedback in a Virtual World Training Simulation and the Effects on Learning by Robb Lindgren, Emmanuel Fournier and José Carlos López
- ↑ Gamebryo Top Choice for Simulation & Training Industries, by Emergent Game Technologies technologies (July, 2008)
- ↑ Emergent Game Engine Products: Firefighter Simulation
- ↑ Born to Run, el primer videojuego internacional desde Asturias (in Spanish, translates roughly as Born to Run, the first international videogame from Asturias)
- ↑ ICYou AB signs Agreement with Virtway retrieved on October 14th, 2008
- ↑ Official Alletrust Website in which links section Virtway is referenced