Virtual reality, in the form that we know now, is not exactly a budding technology. It has, over time, seeped into the cracks of everyday entertainment, with jaw-dropping experiences offered by several companies fluent in the VR craft. These two industry paragons are prime examples of where to go in order to utterly immerse yourself in a game, hold a fun social gathering, or even throw a birthday bash!
‘Enter The Rift, Exit Reality’ is the tagline of this sprawling VR arena housed in Mid Valley Megamall, and there is no mistaking what it means. An untethered, free-roam concept is the enticement here, with some games accommodating up to eight players armed with weapons.
Over ten different titles,including Holodek, MonsterBattle and Hurricane VR are at hand, but the star attractions are undoubtedly Zero Latency (zombies, puzzles or space missions) and TerminatorX,where you rise against an army of hostile robots!
The EXA game, Dimension13, is nerve-wracking too, requiring players to mount a rescue mission for their comrade. There is also The Rift Junior with kid-friendly games, and Playland and Party Bunker for the younger ones.
WHERE 3rd Floor, North Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 10am-10pm (last admission 8.30pm)
TEL 03 2202 1808
Adopting a slightly more intimate method of VR experiences, VR Lab has decided to go with six private rooms where friends and family can share the excitement together. Each of these rooms are equipped with a comfortable sofa and controlled lighting.
Players can sift through more than 150 single and multiplayer VR games as well as experiences, ranging from Richie’s Plank Experience (the infamous walk-the-plank exercise) to Arizona Sunshine (a zombie shootout in the desert). Dozens of other games across a large variety of categories and interests are on the menu.
Refreshments can be enjoyed while playing, with an in-room dining menu and a snack bar at your disposal. There’s also an events room for parties and such!
WHERE A4-G1-07, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 017 687 5227