Why a VR Arcade as a New Attraction at Your Bowling Center?

We had such a blast at the show that we are creating a whole new show special.  Be sure to come back here in the next day or so to check it out. Thank you BPAA. Awesome time!!

This post was written for the good people stopping by booth 916 at the world’s largest bowling show, #BowlExpo17. While we’re not sure if you’re reading this before the show, while you’re in the booth (go flick the balding fella in the cool shirt’s ear) or after the fact, we wanted to explain why we just had to join you in Nashville. And yes, we realize that a few of you may have found us through the Google monster, so we promise to make it interesting to you too.

Should you consider a VR Arcade as a new attraction at your bowling center?

At every show in every year it’s always the same thing. Maybe it’s not the same THING, but it’s the one thing. That one MUST HAVE new experience that will help drive customers to your venue. Want to know what is so cool about this years?

It’s the one attraction where your customers can play mini-golf, experience  the feeling of rock climbing. drive any kind of vehicle you can imagine or shoot and be shot all inside of a 10’x10′ space. This, and so much more is the promise of Virtual Reality.

Please note:  experiencing VR images on a  2 dimensional flat screen (like your phone or a monitor) is like saying you understand how hot boiling water is while in a Jacuzzi. That said, here are just a few of the dozens and dozens of experiences that already exist:

Like Glo-Golf with better ROI and less space
Climbing Walls will seem easy after this VR trip.
When was the last time you drove a train?

If you like “shooters” there are sooooo many options.

This was my favorite shoot em up in VR

These Zombies will only TRY to eat you in VR
You can be a Pirate? In Space?? Yes Please!

You can really get a workout in these experiences.

Want to run the ultimate obstacle course?
You’ll think you’re in Tron.
Life under water comes alive  in VR
You can even be Master Yoda in VR

And this is barely the beginning. With over 50 (and growing weekly) licensable titles your customers will have so many great reasons to keep coming back for more.

What does VR gaming look like?

VR Gaming is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And the only way to truly get it, is to slap on a pair of High End goggles connected to a super fast computer. That stuff your friend was showing you connected to a phone shouldn’t be called VR.

Although it looks totally lame in 2D relative to what’s really happening, check out this video of me playing a fun bow and arrow game in “The Lab”: 

Should we be working together?

We came to #BowlExpo17 to find 10 forward thinking centers that want to make this a reality for their customers within the next 60 days. If that might be you, look how easy we make it to work together.

We have two options designed to get you operational based on your business’s level of tech know how and available time. The “VR Arcade Business in a Box” option takes care of your every need concierge style. The “Assisted Do it Yourselfer” plan gives you (or your smart techs) the information and training they need to get your VR Arcade up and running. Both of these plans come with our amazing VR Arcade Management Software that will help you manage your arcade and the game licensing costs. 

As our valuable customer you’ll become a member of the PLVRClub where you’ll find all kinds of best practices, content and special offers. There is also a forum where you can interact with other VR Arcade Owners who bond together over their desire for all of the VR Arcades to succeed.

In short, VR Arcades will pop up in your town faster than escape rooms did. You may be in a perfect position to open the first one in your area with little alteration to your existing center. If this is something that appeals to you, be sure to contact us!

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