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Sep 09, 2019

Virtual Reality Within The Indoor Playground

Virtual reality is the next big leap in interactive entertainment and as ever, House of Play are at the forefront of this technological revolution. As the exclusive UK distributors of the Virtuix Omni, a unique and innovative virtual reality system, we’re thrilled to bring this system to your project whatever it may be! Whether this is a VR café or arcade, an additional feature for your Family Entertainment Centre or even for University research, the Omni has unlimited potential! Find out more:

What is the Virtuix Omni?

The Virtuix Omni is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality system. An omni-directional treadmill which avoids the ‘motion sickness’ drawback of some other VR systems. It uses the HTC Vive headset to engage with the virtual world and supports users with a sturdy ring around the waist which ensures there are no restrictions in movement or cable issues. This freedom of movement means the Omni is unique in how utterly immersive the games are for users and with an ever increasingly library of over 20 games, for a variety of ages and tastes from shooting aliens in outer space to exploring beautiful landscapes, this entertainment system is only going to strengthen what it can offers users in the years to come.

How does the Virtuix Omni work?

Originally designed for commercial virtual reality arcades in mind, all Omni treadmills come with software known as the Omniverse. This innovative software allows operators complete control over the games’ length and time for their customers and gives you a wide variety of information and statistics which is helpful for the monitoring of your business. Games work on a credit-like basis similar to a pay-as-you-go mobile phone. Operators pay for bundles of credits which we supply at House of Play which are then spent by your customers with an average cost to operators of approximately 2p per game. With a growing e-sports scene and many games offering multiplayer support, the Virtuix Omni is a fantastic option for those interested in starting their own VR arcade such as Alternate States, a client we’ve supported based in Manchester – visit https://www.alternatestates.com/ if you are interested in finding out more!

Alternatively, if you wish to use the Virtuix Omni for research, the Omni can be ‘unlocked’ so it is compatible with alternative software. Whilst this means that the Omniverse and most of the games would no longer work, this allows users to explore the potential of the Omni for countless projects from games development to cognitive neuroscience research. Should you change your mind on how the Virtuix Omni will be used, it can be swapped back

What services do House of Play offer?

In addition to supplying the Virtuix Omni exclusively for the UK, we are also able help assist with funding if you are interested in purchasing the Virtuix Omni. We also provide installation services to take any headache out of setting up the Virtuix Omni, can design and manufacture your own custom stage area for the Virtuix Omni to bring your project to life and even source the required PC and speakers for you should you wish. Our friendly and dedicated team can answer any of your questions and even invite you to our trampoline park, Go Bounce in Doncaster to experience the Virtuix Omni in person. If you are interested in visiting and/or finding out more about the Virtuix Omni, please contact us on 01302 846876.

Alternatively, if you wish to find out more information about the Virtuix Omni, please visit https://www.virtuix.com/

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