Saturday, February 24, 2024

Two Bit Circus first venue to offer unteathered VR experience Oddball outside New Zealand

Two Bit Circus has announced the US debut of Oddball from Beyond, a Wellington company. Adding to their exclusive lineup of next-generation entertainment experiences, the new free roam virtual reality game entertains up to 8 players at a time and is now available, for the first time in the US, at Two Bit Circus’ Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles. 

Oddball transports players to a cartoon world, where two teams compete for points by firing sticky balls from custom launchers to deplete the health of opponents, who appear as pandas in this colorful VR landscape. Fart bombs act as power ups, while players creep and crouch their way to victory in five-minute rounds chock full of hilarity. The game involves the latest wireless VR technology, allowing players to move freely through the expansive VR world — which spans over 1,000 square feet of physical space — without the limitations of a tether or backpack PC.

“There are so many factors that make Oddball a totally unique gaming experience — from the amazingly vibrant world and the ability to explore it freely, to the repeatable gameplay and panda avatars that add to the great social experience,” said Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus. “It’s a perfect fit for our park and we’re so excited to share this fun experience with our guests. This is what exploring the future of fun is all about.”

With a shared mission to make new entertainment experiences as social and accessible as possible, Two Bit Circus and Beyond each strive to use the latest technology and play to bring people closer together. Combining elements from popular laser tag games with a significantly lower chance of bodily harm than paintball, Oddball is suitable for ages eight to eighty and encourages teamwork as well as hilarious fun and competition. 

“Two Bit Circus is the perfect place to showcase our first game, Oddball. Sitting amongst other leading interactive experiences which the Two Bit Circus team has carefully curated, players can now experience untethered, free roaming VR with their friends,” said Anton Mitchell, COO and co-founder of Beyond. “We are excited to officially launch into the US market.”

Previously only available in New Zealand, Two Bit Circus is the first to offer Oddball to players in the US. 

The new game is now open to the public at Two Bit Circus’ Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles, where you can be one of the first in the US to experience this new adventure. First come, first play, so step right up to ensure your spot.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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