VR Arcade Business in a Box

You’re thinking about adding a VR Arcade? That’s great. We’re here to help and we’re well positioned to do so. In fact, it is our purpose is to help facilities understand and profit from Virtual Reality. While we’ve built a myriad of ways to do that, this is the one we refer to as our:

Business in a Box

This “high touch” solution will take care of virtually everything you need to get up and running with your own branded VR Arcade quickly.

We start with Space Planning where we work with you and the blueprint of your facility to place your VR Arcade in a spot where players will be able to comfortably play AND your other customers will be able to view this attraction. Placement is super important for three reasons:

  • It’s almost as fun watching as it is playing,
  • You need to make sure participants can play safely.
  • The booths don’t interfere with each other.
VR is almost as fun to watch & film as it is to play!

The next phase is all about the Hardware. It’s no secret that we use the HTC Vive so your customers can enjoy the best VR experiences on the planet. But the VR Headsets is only one part of the hardware equation.

This is the Maserati of VR

You need high end gaming computers. We start by Procuring those. We’ll take care of the selections, ordering and the initial Configuration. This means we install all of the software and drivers you’ll need to run VR and get your computers ready to go.

A VR Gaming Ready PC

We have an entire page dedicated to what our proprietary VR Arcade Management Software does, so you can check that out at your leisure. In short, it is designed automate many of the processes inside of your arcade so you don’t have to be. One very important aspect is how it manages the Licensing fees every month so your arcade remains compliant.

You’ll always know which games are hot and which games are not.

Here is where we really shine…the Installation phase. We will ship all of the computers to your location and get them paired up with monitors and the VR headgear. While we don’t handle the physical build out of the space, we do handle just about everything else. We will make sure that each booth is setup and optimized for the best play experience. This includes setting up all of the equipment while making sure that the sensors are placed in a manner that eliminates interference.

VR Arcade Install Pic Early On

Part of what makes our installation so excellent is that we spend a portion of that time Training you and your staff on how to operate your new VR Arcade. We provide you information that will help you excel at Customer Experience. This starts with helping customers get into the goggles and explaining game play and goes all the way through best practices for Marketing and Operations.

Once your facility is setup and tested we go through one more phase and help you with Game Selection. Our Software runs in dozens of VR Arcades around the planet and we have collected vast amounts of data on which games do best. We’ll take the time to understand (or help you define) your ideal client and we’ll make sure you have the right games available for them. This is important because if you give customers too many choices, they spend a lot of their time just figuring out what they want to play. Neither you or they want to pay for that time.

Just a few of the VR Arcade games

Getting your facility setup and operational is really just the beginning of our relationship. As a client of Private Label VR you will be invited into our exclusive PLVR Club. There you will find access to all of the information, products and support you need to grow your brand new business.

If you’re interested in learning how we can get you all setup with your own branded VR Arcade, contact us.

VR Arcade Management Software

So you’re thinking about opening a Virtual Reality Arcade??

Great idea. It’s going to be the big. Like the biggest thing to hit gaming since Ms. Pac Man. And if you’re working on it now, you’ve still got time to be  ahead of the curve. But there’s a lot to think about (next post will cover all of that). One huge consideration is are you going to run your arcade the right way and make sure the developers get paid? There’s a few arcade management software companies now, but none offer all the value we do.

If you’ve looked around the web at Virtual Reality Arcades, you have likely come across VR Junkies. They were arguably the very first VR Arcade in the United States and they are currently the largest VR Arcade system in North America. I’m partnered with their founders in a venture called Private Label VR where we leverage that software and the knowledge they’ve gained to create a business in a box offering. Click that link to learn how we can help you get your new VR Arcade business up and rocking.

So how does this software help you manage your Virtual Reality Arcade? Let me tell you about some of the features and why you care:

The Game Clock– If you’re running an arcade this is bound to be your favorite feature. Why? Because when the game clock is running, the cash register is ringing. There’s something about seeing the clock get closer to zero while you’re in a game about to advance to the next level that compels one to yell “I NEED MORE TIME”. And your response is: we can do that 😉

As the clock runs down, the profits go up.

The Game Metrics- This feature shows you which games were played and for how long. There are approximately 800 titles (VERY rough count) on the main source for VR games on Steam. If you think about the last time you were presented with 800+ options for anything…how long did it take you to make a decision? We track all of the game metrics across our multiple locations and provide you with the most popular games network wide. This assures that your customers are playing as opposed to thinking about playing. This feature also helps us where it counts the most…

You’ll always know which games are hot and which games are not.

Game Licensing- There will be another post about running a LEGAL VR Arcade soon and that all comes down to licensing. You can’t just download some games and have people pay for them…that’s not how this works. Game developers spend upwards of millions of $$$s to put these experiences together and they deserve to get paid. THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE of our software is how we make this so easy for you. And as you can guess, the developers love us as a result.

In Goggle Game Selector- This feature makes it super easy for your customers to choose what game they want to play and what they’ll want to play next. This is great because it reduces staffing needs.

It’s so easy to select a game that even the player can do it.

Rewards Portal- UCLA did a study and found that 62% of people who entered a VR Arcade wanted to come back with in the month. And most of them brought someone new with them. You want to reward this behavior and we make it really easy to do so with our integrated rewards program.

Leader Board- This is fun because people love to see how they’re doing against all of the other gamers. You can set up the leader board to be just your arcade(s) or for the entire network. It reminds me of Donkey Kong…how high will you get?

Dashboard- This is the snapshot of your account. You can see game play and you can also see how much the expenses are for people playing those games. This is the “Fun with numbers” section of the software.

There are a few other attributes in the current iteration and quite a few more coming in do time. Our goal is to make it easier for you to focus on running and growing your business. Speaking of…we are always happy to help you with that too. Feel free to reach out to me about your VR arcade needs whenever.