If you are like most people who grew up in the 90s or 2000s, chances are you grew up playing one type of computer game or another. And, as fun as they were, many people felt that the games would have been more fun if they had actually been inside the games, allowing them to interact better with the surroundings, making the entire experience more engaging.
Fast forward to 2021 and there are arenas where you can partake in action games based entirely in virtual reality, allowing you to physically be in the game of your choice! Brilliant!
What is a virtual reality experience?
Basically, a virtual reality experience in London is one in which you can move around and engage with a simulated world; usually one full of zombies or another type of monster!
After you put your headset on, you will feel as though you are immersed in your chosen world, making all those jump scares and adrenaline surges more realistic. As you can imagine, a VR experience is a great way for a work team to bond and can also make a great present for people of any age, so if you wanted a more interactive game experience, this is the perfect way for you to spend an afternoon with friends.
What happens when you arrive?
Few people have experienced interactive VR, and so, when you have booked your chosen experience, you will be given a brief introduction to the headset you will be wearing and the game that you will be playing by a member of the VR team. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the technology and to ask any questions you may have.
On to the fun part; the game itself!
As mentioned earlier, almost every VR experience that you can book for yourself and friends is going to be based around monsters; zombie attacks and alien invasions are some of the most common themes that you will come across in most VR arenas. And, of course, it will be you and your friends fighting them off in a coordinated attack plan that you have devised in the game. It is worth noting that in order to partake in most VR experiences, you will need to be a minimum of 13 years of age and (between the age of 13 and 17) you will need to be accompanied by an adult. Some games also have an age limit of 18+ so contact the provider beforehand concerning the age suitability for your group.
If you or a member of your team has a broken limb, are heavily pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or suffer from a heart condition, then you will not be allowed to partake in VR experiences; for more information about this, contact the VR provider ahead of booking. If you or any member of your team are under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will not be allowed to engage due to safety reasons.