The PLVR Club is an exclusive membership group created for VR Arcade owners and operators. It exists to assure clients of Private Label VR have access to all of the information, products and advice they need to grow their businesses. This isn’t just a discount club or an information group, it’s a place where you can communicate with fellow owners and learn from one another.
Information shared = knowledge squared
Our forum is a private Facebook group. Admission to the group is exclusive to customers of Private Label VR. The group is moderated by some of the most knowledgeable VR Arcade guys on the planet. We invite you to post your questions, your ideas, your failures and your successes. By leveraging the collective knowledge, we can possibly avoid some mistakes or even find some shortcuts on the path to success.
Members of the PLVR Club will receive:
Text/E-mail/Call support for any of your VR Arcade challenges
Insights from our webinars and training series
Quarterly best practices discussion calls
Featured promotion of your VR Arcade through our digital footprint
Exclusive first looks at VR Arcade product reviews
Either discounts on or rush delivery on replacement parts
A safe space to communicate with other VR Arcade pros around the globe
Early access to exclusive games
We want our VR Arcade partners to have every advantage. The single best way we know to do this is to create an online club that facilitates great conversations and provides solutions to real problems our owners face.
Sometimes it just makes more sense to DIY, or Do It Yourself.
We have a ton of experience setting up VR Arcades that we want to share with you. As much as we want you to take us up on our “VR Arcade Business in a Box” offering, we noticed there are other technologically savvy people who either love the challenge, like getting their hands on the hottest technology or both. If your facility has some smart techs who have a bunch of time, maybe our “Business in a box” Offering isn’t for you. Maybe this Assisted DIY option is exactly what you need.
We make DIY easy
This plan is exactly what the name entails. We give you the playbook to set up and operate your own branded VR Arcade. Our playbook is mostly automated and a combination of audio, video and written material that is available through an online portal. You can always reach us via phone, text or e-mail to discuss any challenges. Here are the modules you’ll be guided through:
Space planning and design. We will share our best practices on this during a webinar and we expect to spend some time with you on the phone to discuss your specific space.
Hardware – When it comes to hardware for Virtual Reality, you need the “goggles” and the high end gaming computers. We give you recommendations for how to procure both. Then we give specific directions on how to configure the computers so they are ready for gaming.
This step is when we add our proprietary VR Arcade Management Software. This software helps you run your arcade, gives you very useful information and keeps you compliant by handling the game Licensing fees.
At this point you are ready for the Installation process. We provide step by step instructions on how to install your gaming booths for optimized play.
Our Training portal shares best practices to help you with all of the above and to create operational efficiencies and plenty of ideas on marketing your new VR Arcade.
Once everything is up and running, we will share ideas on Game Selection to make sure your customers have a wonderful experience.
Finally, you will have access to some of the brightest minds in the VR Arcade community through our support offerings.
Why this may be best for your facility
This guided process will save your techs a minimum of 30 hours of research and mistake making. If they follow it correctly, it will assure that they will have your system up and running on the first try. The less time it takes them to setup, the faster you will be profiting from your new attraction.
This option includes the opportunity to join our PLVR Club and a subscription to our software.
If you’re wondering what all is included in our full service option, check out our Business in a Box solution.
We had such a blast at this year’s Bowl Expo that we have decided to hit a few state level shows. Send an e-mail with the subject line of “State Shows” to find out if we’ll be at a show near you. Thank you BPAA. Awesome time!!
This post was originally written for the good people stopping by booth 916 at the world’s largest bowling show, #BowlExpo17. We wanted to be able to answer one very important question for you…
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:
If you like “shooters” there are sooooo many options.
This was my favorite shoot em up in VR
You can really get a workout in these experiences.
And this is barely the beginning. With over 60 (and growing weekly) licensable titlesyour 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 forward thinking centers that want to make this a reality for their customers. We know that bowling centers and VR are a tremendous match. If you are wanting a new attraction for your center, 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!