If you’ve always wanted to experience your favourite video games in real life – a new attraction in Shoreditch could be right up your street.
An interactive go karting experience is coming to east London later this month, with an augmented reality twist.
Essentially, you’ll be physically karting but the surroundings are digital.
The idea is that racers will battle it out – just like in Mario Kart – speeding around the track picking up goodies and trying to release weapons they’ve collected at their opponents.
Due to it being a virtual track, there are no physical obstacles – making it a safe and collision-free experience.
The high-tec karts are also programmed not to collide with other ones – so it’s less about bumping into each other and more about collecting points and winning the races.
They’re also kitted out with real-life sensations and reactions to experience power-ups and weapons – so racers can be fully immersed in the game.
What’s more, every race the tracks can be switched up – so you might be competing in space or in the desert.
Founder Tom Lionetti-Maguire says: ‘Creating a real-life version of a video game has been an obsession for some time and we are delighted to have cracked it.
‘The gamification of experiences is a phenomenon that is here to stay, and this is the purest distillation of it – it’s a game and an experience, wrapped up in a whole load of silliness, with a sprinkling of nostalgia for good measure.’
Chaos Karts is suitable for anyone over the age of 13 and opens on September 15.
Other virtual experiences in London:
DNA VR – a virtual reality arcade. In the VR Arcade and VR Escape rooms each customer is placed in their own VR pod and the ‘Free Roam experiences’ are never shared with people outside your group.
Navrtar – survive zombies and prevent alien takeovers at this unique VR experience in Ealing.
Otherworld – an arcade in Haggerston that hosts a wide selection of VR games.
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