in Bart, virtual reality for all tastes
Get into your box, screw the helmet on your head, take your controllers in hand and embark on the virtual adventure of your choice. Here, a shooting game. Classic, but damn effective. No need to move too much, your little box is enough to enjoy the adventure. Armed with your pistol, ready to blast the enemies, you can start. Hide behind an obstacle, moving your head to one side or the other, to protect yourself from enemy bullets.
Six individual boxes
Effective, virtual reality, but not necessarily always so violent. « There are calmer, more contemplative games », explains manager David Venturoli, « it’s open to everyone, from 8 to 77 years old », smiles the 30-something who started at the end of 2021 after 10 years in the industry, “at Japy in Valentigney. Then I wanted to start on my own. I’ve always loved video games, when virtual reality came out at PlayStation (Editor’s note: with a dedicated headset, to practice at home), I loved it.
At 50, rue Japy in Bart, he therefore installed six individual boxes. Which allow you to play alone, or with others, each in their box.Have
A huge catalog
If the games are already numerous, new ones will be able to arrive regularly. “I work with an American company, I prospected a little and I chose those which seemed to me to be the best, they have thousands of different games, that’s what decided me. « .
He therefore pays a monthly subscription for each box, and must pay the equivalent of a license each time the game is used. He now offers more than 90 different ones. In particular, to vary the pleasures, escape games, which can also be played individually or collectively.
How much does it cost ?
Advantage for beginners, or the less agile who cannot avoid the opponent’s balls, the number of games is unlimited, only the playing time counts. By sessions of 30 minutes (13 €), one hour (20 €) or two hours (38 €). The prices per person being decreasing from three players (19 € and 37 €), or in the event of privatization of the six boxes of the room (18 € and 35 €). « I also offer shared sessions, with two or three players in the same box, who would like to lend the equipment », explains David Venturoli. It also offers birthday formulas, with 1h30 of play and 30 minutes of snack time for €27 per person.
Virtual Arcade, open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and from Friday to Sunday (timetables on www.virtualarcade.fr). Closed Monday and Thursday. Reservation highly recommended.