The Survios Arcade just opened at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance. A super edgy, modern space reminiscent of the austerity of an Apple Store, the arcade offers players a library of virtual reality games to try out by the game or by the hour.
There are ten stations, with glass walls and the game projected on the back wall so that friends and arcade visitors can see the games being played. Everyone can be “in” the game!
The arcade is a perfect location for gaming tournaments, company team building and even kids birthday parties. We spent the afternoon at the arcade with friends trying out virtual reality games like Fruit Ninja, Job Simulator, QuiVR, Space Pirate Trainer, Smashbox Arena and Tilt Brush. Survios’ own games Sprint Vector (an obstacle course game) and Raw Data (sci-fi action, strategic combat game) are also featured. A full library of games plus ratings are available in the arcade.
Birthday party packages are available for up to 34 kids. Package pricing includes pizza and drinks. For more information about birthday parties and available dates email firstname.lastname@example.org See listing on our site for more information on location and how to contact the arcade.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience. The immersive environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience grounded in reality or sci-fi. Augmented reality systems may also be considered a form of VR that layers virtual information over a live camera feed into a headset, or through a smartphone or tablet device.
Current VR technology most commonly uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. A person using virtual reality equipment is able to “look around” the artificial world, move around in it, and interact with virtual features or items. The effect is commonly created by VR headsets consisting of a head-mounted display with a small screen in front of the eyes, but can also be created through specially designed rooms with multiple large screens.
What is Survios?
Survios builds the world’s best VR games so they understand what it takes to deliver the worlds best gaming experience. It starts with their Six Degrees of Freedom (“6DoF”) virtual reality. This means all of your movement and actions are tracked by their gaming systems and translated into your virtual reality experience. You may have tried some form of virtual reality in the past – but never like this. Their games are so realistic that your brain can’t tell the difference. You will forget you are in VR and will literally feel like you are in the game.
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