You’ll have heard VR or virtual reality banded about in recent years. What is it? Virtual reality is an all-enveloping artificial and fully immersive experience intentionally confused with the real world. The augmented reality combines real-world views with digital overlays and artificial objects to create an environment that reflects real places. This world is viewed and accessed by sensory accessories such as controllers, headsets, and hand trackers. So, in a nutshell, VR uses computer technology to create simulated environments that users are immersed in and interact with.
Hong Kong is a world leader in gaming and virtual reality experiences and is one of the most tech innovative cities in Asia and love for Disney, the cooler climes, and towering skyscrapers. Little Steps has found four incredible virtual reality and gaming venues that Hongkongers will love. This is the definitive guide if you want to escape reality for an afternoon!
These are excellent venues for gaming-loving kids for birthday parties too! Enjoy!
Make a reservation at VR Arena this weekend and head down to Causeway Bay to experience the ultimate workout and virtual reality experience in Hong Kong. The omnidirectional gaming treadmill allows you and the kids to walk and run away from dragons and other terrifying beasts in any direction. The fully-immersive experience will leave your heart pumping from exercise and fright. Transport yourself to other worlds without any spatial obstacles. For unparalleled gaming action, wear full-body VR and run full speed in the Metaverse. They have well over 20 of the world's best VR games, including zombies, haunted houses, sports, shooting, adventure, action, and escape rooms.
Inspired by Star Trek's Holodeck, the Sandbox VR allows you to live inside a new world or game. Form a team of up to six people and submerge yourselves into the hyperreality, a fully-immersive escape room experience that's straight out of a sci-fi film. Pick up guns or crossbows to protect yourself from swashbuckling pirates, skeletons, rats, and deadly zombies. Staff will fit you with 3D precision body trackers, custom hardware, and haptic suits, so you [almost] forget you left reality. Centers are in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay.
Sandbox VR, https://sandboxvr.com/hongkong/booking
V-Owl has dozens of popular games, padded walls, and comfy seating. They have two 4D VR motion chairs that simulate extraordinarily authentic motion experiences. You can strap in for a thrilling rollercoaster ride or try and escape from a terrifying haunted house. Their flexible space can be split into two zones so you can battle against each other in exciting four-player VR games. V-Owl is the ideal venue for private parties.
V-Owl Station VR Party, Flat C, 12/F, Phase 1, Yip Fat Factory, 77 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 6480 4502, https://www.vrarenacwb.com/
Did you know you can experience VR and AR on top of the world of Hong Kong? Head over to sky100 to experience their sky100 mobile app and the AR card received when visiting sky100, you can take interactive AR photos of yourselves with a mini ICC projected on your palm. You can also fly to 393 metres above sea level with their cool VR technology VR Chair, and VR journeys. Put on a headset and fly over Hong Kong from sunrise to sunset. It's very cool! With the support of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, you can also try VR Time Travel: Step into Old Hong Kong" microfilms. Let's go!
Sky High Tech Zone at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, https://sky100.com.hk/en/more/experience/sky-high-tech-zone/