The Virtual World Arcade is a place where you and your friends can dive into the Virtual World and run around and play VR games with the Microsoft HoloLens.
Enable a future where anyone can walk down the street and play VR games with their friends.
Our Strategy To Expand Across The Country
Design a mobile, lightweight, and easily adoptable VR Arcade solution to bring VR Arcades to existing arcades, laser tag centers, airsoft arenas, and game shops across the country.
Developing HoloLens Games
We have released VR Jurassic Island Alpha on the Windows Store and are releasing Beta February 28th, and official release once we receive our HoloLens units. We are developing and launching the next wave of Virtual World Arcade titles including an RPG Adventure Game and a Movie Game in 2016.
HoloLens Developer Community
We are teaching HoloLens development classes to developers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bring your HoloLens game or app idea or an existing game or app made in Unity, and we'll help you develop and publish it on the HoloLens! Build a VR Arcade experience with us on the HoloLens, and we'll buy it and launch it at the Virtual World Arcade!
VR Arcade Conference May 2016
The VR Arcade Conference is a meeting of all the leading players in VR Arcades and Theme Parks, Studios, Hardware Companies, Game Engines, Stores, Venture Capitalists, and Press to provide VR companies with the resources they need to push forward the VR Wave of 2016.
Founder and CEO Jeremy Lam was a Program Manager on the Microsoft HoloLens team. After meeting with Head of HoloLens Alex Kipman about the Virtual World Arcade, Jeremy went to pursue the Virtual World Arcade in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Risks and challenges
We do not have vouchers to purchase HoloLenses from Microsoft yet. However, our kickstarter backers may start reserving playtime and development time on the HoloLenses starting April. If by May 15th, we do not have vouchers to purchase a HoloLens, we will provide our backers with the option to receive a refund.
We limit total reservation time on the HoloLens to 8 hours per day, and reservations will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Time slots will fill up quickly, so reserve early!
Number of VR Games
Run-around VR gaming is a brand new concept, so there will be few run-around VR games at first. This is why we will be developing our own flagship titles for the Virtual World Arcade and working with other VR Arcades to share games.
We will not have funding to rent a warehouse to hold the Virtual World Arcade at first, which is why we are partnering with local hacker spaces, arcades, laser tag places, airsoft arenas, and game shops to host the Virtual World Arcade.
The first Virtual World Arcade will be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to play at the arcade, customers will need to be physically present at the arcade. We will spread to other existing arcades and shops in 2016 to increase the number of Virtual World Arcades across the country.
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