Date Established: 1993
Date Closed: 2012
Number of Locations: 57
Peter Marshall – Co-Managing & Technical Director
Andrew Riddel – Co-Managing & Financial Director
James Nunn – General Manager
Todd Ferson – CEO
Steve Iverson – President
Chris Willems – Client Solutions & Sales
Shawn McAninch – Startup Consultant
Bob Vander Linden
First Facility: Intersphere Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Equipment: Intersphere’s software equipment, LaZerware, is described in their pamphlet as, “The only lasergame system with truly universal appeal. Sophisticated, reliable equipment, the most flexible software, and arena designs straight out of Hollywood add up to a sure-fire hit with any demographic.”
The LaZerware software ties together all aspects of managing your laser tag games. The operator can monitor all factors that contribute to game and business success including the number of players, length of games, and the condition of the equipment. Even when a game is in progress changes can be made with their software.
History: In 1993, the LMC Group, Leisure Management Consultant, BV, set out to produce a hi-tech laser game system. After reviewing what the market had to offer Peter Marshall, Co-Managing & Technical Director, and Andrew Riddel, Co-Managing & Financial Director, set out to develop their own laser tag equipment. The equipment that was produced was Intersphere. The first site to use Intersphere equipment as located in Amsterdam, but it didn’t take long for the system to spread throughout the Benelux region of Europe.
In early 1994 the LMC Group, working under the name Intersphere Holland, began to discuss distribution rights with a group of American businessmen in order to bring their product to the United States.
On July 8, 1994 those businessmen incorporated as an Iowa corporation, RTS Entertainment Group, LTD, using the fictitious name of Intersphere USA, LTD. The principle was listed as Shawne Kleckner.
On September 26, 1994 RTS Entertainment Group, Limited applied for the trademark on the name “Laser X”, which they later abandoned.
Intersphere USA, L.C. was incorporated on January 17, 1995. The principle was Todd Ferson. Todd teamed up with Steve Iverson and Chris Willems to further develop Intersphere USA, L.C. They based their operations out of Des Moines, Iowa.
On April 18, 1996 Intersphere USA, L.C. filed for a trademark on “Laser X”. This trademark was later cancelled.
On November 17, 2004 all of the holding rights to the intellectual property assets of Intersphere USA, L.C. were licensed over to a new corporation named Intersphere International.
According to the Iowa Secretary of State’s website all of these business entities are currently listed as inactive.
RTS Entertainment Group, Limited under the fictitious name Intersphere USA, LTD, was dissolved on September 13, 1996 by the Iowa Secretary of State for failure to deliver their 1996 annual report.
Intersphere International, L.C. was dissolved on August 7, 2006 by the Iowa Secretary of State for failure to deliver their 2006 Biennial Report.
Intersphere USA, L.C. was dissolved on September 5, 2006 by the Iowa Secretary of State for failure to deliver their 2006 Biennial Report.