Design Ideas for VR Arcades

In the past couple of week’s I’ve been asked for ideas about the design of a VR arcade on three different occasions. One of my number one secrets for having topics for your blog is “answer your frequently asked questions”. So without further adieu, allow me to present some of my favorite designs I’ve seen. And please, feel free to share a link to your arcade of pix of your arcade in the comments.

The Original 10 VR Arcade Design Ideas

This first one has a special place in my heart. If Josh and McKay didn’t create this, they wouldn’t have made the software to run it and I likely wouldn’t be sharing about VR Arcade design. So, hat tip to the newly renovated VR Junkies in Orem, Utah.

Our homeboys
VR Junkies – Orem, Utah

I don’t know how to pronounce Isimu and to make matters worse, I’m not even sure what the word means. It could mean, cool looking VR arcade in Duluth, GA.

Straight out of CSI
Isimu VR Arcade Duluth, GA

VR1 of Idaho originally appeared on my radar while I was looking at VR Arcades on YouTube. I enjoyed their video and added it to the playlist. I think this is a nice clean look for a VR arcade and I like how they went with table and chairs as opposed to couches.

Hey- Who turned ON the lights?
VR1 in Idaho

VRKade certainly has a unique that is befitting of their name. This design in quite interesting and MIGHT spook me out a bit if I was playing a haunted experience here. LOL

It's a little scary
VRKade – Calgary, Alberta Canada

Upward VR has a very clean look and the graphics let you know what kind of experience you’re in for. They also do a nice job showcasing their social media right there on the welcome side. I mean, like seriously, you can see it from here.

Spring on in...
Upward VR – Oklahoma

Ignite VR has a very clear design and you know exactly what is going on behind closed doors. You know…cuz they’re glass and you can see through them. I’m curious as to how this works with the lighthouses??

I see what you're doing there...
Ignite VR- Singapore

Here is the first location of Cntrl-V. Actually, this isn’t my favorite picture of theirs. Go to Google, type in Cntrl-V, select images and take a look. They’ve got some cool stuff to show for sure.

Looks really cool from the entrance
Cntrl V – Waterloo, Ontario Canada

I believe this is more of a rendering than a real world photo. I know, the silhouettes do give it away. But we’re talking about design IDEAS and this looks like a really good idea to me.

These May Be Out of a Dream

Not sure if real...
IMAX VR – Los Angeles

A great looking entry from NZ, this VR arcade booth has Pink AND Purple. Yes, I’m a fairly manly man…except when it comes to colors I like. I think this place looks extra fun.

Pink AND Purple
Virtual Reality Studios – Auckland, NZ

Like your space a bit more industrious? Maybe not as bright and fun as the one above, but certainly fitting. Especially when you consider the amount of shooters and the amount of post apocalyptic experiences in VR.

Sphere VR Arcade – Lima, OH

Additional Design Ideas

After sharing this post in a few places I received some additional photos. Yes this post mentioned 10 ideas, but isn’t more better? In this instance it totally is!

Here you will see our first open room multi-player environment. Have to remember that not every VR arcade requires walls. After all, you take care of room setup and that imaginary cage will protect these people, right?

30 meters sq
Holocafe Troisdorf – Germany

This has a cool vibe about it. Not overly done by any stretch, but the circuitry art under the screens make it seem to fit. As an added bonus, VR Territory has one of my favorite VR company logos.

Kind of casual design
VR Territory – Los Angeles

And last and certainly first, this entry from Leke VR in China is just amazing. They did such a great job with it.

This is such great design
Leke VR Technologies – Bejing, China

What Else Should You Know?

So there are some of my favorite designs. Wondering how to get them? You have choices…find a local farbricator and ask them what they can create for you.

If you’re really thinking about setting up a VR Arcade, will you be looking for games? We can help. In fact, we have over 60 games that we are licensing right now.

You might find out “VR Arcade business in a box” offering fits your needs too. And while you’re looking at other things, don’t forget to check out our software that helps you run your VR arcade.

Video About Adding Profit and VR to Your Bowling Center

Yes. Yes it is.

Are you wondering if you can make profit with Virtual Reality in your bowling center? This 30 second video and post will shed some light on that for sure.

We made this for Bowling Center Owners and Managers who are looking for a hot new attraction to add to their centers. If you’re looking for more details, read on…

Why Bowling Centers

VR Arcades are going to be popping up all over the United States in the next 2-36 months and Bowling Centers are perfectly suited to lead the charge.

  • You’re already a pillar in the community
  • You’ve got tons of customers of all ages coming to your center
  • Bowling is synonymous with FUN
  • You likely have some square footage that could be earning you more profit

As the video shows, it is our job to make it super easy for you to open and profit from your own Virtual Reality Arcade.  Here are some of the things you’ll need to know:

About the VR Arcade

  • Most installations are between 3-6 booths
It looks even cooler with people
New and improved VR Junkies in Orem, UT
  • A booth is typically between 8′ x 8′ and 10′ x 10′. A booth includes the VR hardware, software, a TV and a couch (couch not included in our offering)
  • Booths do not need to be right next to each other. So one can be here, one can be over there and another can be by the bar (or whatever)
  • People enjoy watching their friends experience VR almost as much as much as doing it themselves
Good seats, eh buddy?!
They’re having almost as fun watching as he is playing.
  • We offer over 60 gaming experiences and handle all of the licensing
  • Our software automates many of the processes for you
  • You’ll love our “business in a box” offering where we give you a turnkey solution
  • We are private label VR so we can promote your company, not ours
  • You can own and operate your very own branded 3 booth VR Arcade for under $20,000 down and $600.00 a month (we offer financing too)
  • With a 20% utilization a 3 booth VR arcade will bring in over $7500 per month

VR is no longer the NEXT big thing. It is the NOW big thing. If you’re ready to learn even more about this exciting opportunity to be ahead of the curve, reach out to us via EMAIL.


Earn Attention by Starting Conversations

we earn it. we spend it.

Forget about Grabbing Attention, Earn it

Remember the first time you heard the phrase “Attention Deficit Disorder”? Did you think “no way” or were you like most people and thought “yeah, I have a bit of that”?

Your customer’s attention space < than a goldfish’s

(note this post assumes you’re setup on Social Media…if not, be sure to check out this post: Social Media Mastery for FECs.)

Fast forward to about nine years ago when the phrase “social media” started showing up everywhere. If you were in business, you were told it was a great way to market your product or service. And while this is still true today, EVERYBODY is doing it. The more people doing it, the more noise there is. The more noise there is, the harder it is for you to be sure that your message reaches your audience.  

You can’t let the noise stop you. You have to come up with content and posts that cut right through it and that your audience enjoys. With that in mind, I offer you the following ways of BEing that will help you start conversations  and continually earn the attention of your tribe.

The Be Attitudes of Social Media

Be funny- The world loves a clown. If you hear a good joke, “borrow” it. Make humorous observations about everyday life. I heard this guy named Jerry Sign something or other…turns out he made a mint doing that.

better than ovaltene
Shows about nothing are even better

Be quotable- Can’t think of anything original? Use someone else’s quotes. We have a whole history full of them.  Can’t think of any quotes? Don’t worry, you can go over to Quote Land, they’ve got you covered for years.

Be relateable- The fastest way to build relationships is to create common ground. Talk about shared experiences. Everyone eats, listens to music and for this point looks at Facebook. Talk about local bands, bars/restaurants, and other local experiences to your center. Be sure to tag the places you’re discussing so they will talk about you too!

Tuti Son Pazzo - Everyone is crazy in italian
Maybe not the way to find common ground

Be interesting- Share relevant information that is topical to the day. DO NOT POST ABOUT POLITICS. This is a sure-fire way to alienate 37% of your audience and irritate 60% of them. Feel free to post about other relevant topics though.

Be interested- Ask about them. “ME” is everyone’s favorite topic. Ask about people’s thoughts. What experience do they like best? What about their kids? When was the last time they did x, y or z? What are their plans for the upcoming weekend, summer or holiday. Engage people by letting them talk!

Be thought-provoking- Say something that gives folks pause and makes them go hmmm. People like people (and companies) who think. Show off that brain power.

He was great in Coming to America
Remember the Arsenio Hall Show v 1.0? Yeah, I’m old too.

Be helpful- Offer tips that will improve others experience. Think about the most frequently asked questions you get. Make a list of 10 of them. Answer each one. Now you have 10 separate posts that will help people better understand your business.

Be bold- Chris Matthews on Hardball doesn’t get the big bucks because he’s namby pamby…he dots you between the eyes with his opinions. I’ll admit this becomes a bit of an acquired taste and not a great starting point. But once you have YOUR tribe, you can absolutely do this!

Be yourself- This last one is THEE most important. No sense in trying to be someone else because you’ll “attract” the wrong type of people.

What thoughts would you add to this conversation? See what I did there?

The absolute best practice I can share with you is to create a content frequency matrix where you schedule out your posts in advance. Make a folder on your computer (or phone) and save different types of content you see that fits these ideas. Know what kind of content you’re going to share on each day and share it. Make it a habit. It becomes so much easier to share content regularly if you already have it.