Saturday, May 27, 2023

VRstudios provides Dave & Buster’s with chain’s first free-roaming VR arena experiences

VRstudios® and Dave & Buster’s have announced the immediate availability of new virtual reality VRcade Arena™ experiences, including the VR sport of the future,” VRcade PowerPlay™”, and “Barking Irons Gunslinger™.” Dave & Buster’s is the first nationwide Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) operator to debut VRcade PowerPlay, and the experiences are being offered first for a limited time at the Dave & Buster’s location in Tampa, Florida.

Dave & Buster’s guests will now have the choice of multiple types of VR attractions, both on Dave & Buster’s popular proprietary multiplayer simulator, and now in a free-roaming environment. In this new experience, players can explore without wires and become completely immersed in virtual world experiences and action-packed competition. VRcade PowerPlay is the only truly athletic eSport in VR, a game in which players compete through a series of matches and move naturally as if they were on a real-world playing field: running, ducking, and jumping to defeat their friends. Best described as a combination of Laser Tag and Dodge Ball, VRcade PowerPlay is highly competitive, re-playable and fun for all skill levels. Players may also elect to play a second title, Barking Irons Gunslinger, where they will step into a Wild West town and face off against their friends in the ultimate VR showdown. Players can compete in three different game modes to see who has the fastest hands in the West, including a “High Noon” quick draw duel, a fast-paced search and destroy engagement, and an exciting skeet shoot.

These new VRcade Arena attractions expand on a longstanding and successful relationship between VRstudios and Dave & Buster’s, providing market-leading commercial VR products and attractions. VRstudios focuses exclusively on the commercial LBE market and offers the most robust catalog of systems and attractions purpose built for LBE operators, all marketed under the VRcade® brand and all centrally managed by their enterprise-class Attraction Management Platform software: AMP. Dave & Buster’s has integrated VRstudios’ AMP system into their popular VR simulator attraction and VRstudios also continues to develop multiple high-profile exclusive attraction experiences for the Dave & Buster’s simulator, including most recently Dragonfrost, Star Trek: Dark Remnant, and Men in Black: Galactic Getaway.

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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