Man, the money we’d pay for a VR snowman simulator right now. Just you standing in an air-conditioned room, wearing blankets of snow and icicles for a hat, trying not to melt. A glorious, refreshing experience where we can at least pretend the earth isn’t on fire.
Alternate reality has the power to really transport players into different game worlds. As immersive as these experiences are, they often lack the social element that’s made video games accessible to a family audience. VR-goggles aren’t the best way to spark social contact and bar some games, the real fun is reserved for the person wearing them.
AlterEyes, a new xR entertainment solution-provider and one of the more recent additions to the FLEGA family, wants to turn VR gaming into a social experience. They specialise in location-based entertainment and are creating a series of out-of-home VR attractions under the moniker DOJO that offer immersive and at the same time family friendly experiences for up to 4 players.
Whether enjoying a game that requires cooperation or one that instills friendly competition, experiencing virtual reality with DOJO is a shared and social adventure. Players are encouraged to like and share their experiences, which in turn results in repeat play and added value to the location where the games can be played.
Sounds like a swell concept that’s worth checking out. You know, as soon as you stop turning into ash the minute you step out of the door, anyway.