Kirkland Gets State’s First Sandbox VR Experience | Culture

Sandbox VR has opened a free-roaming virtual reality (VR) experience that puts visitors at the center of the action at its new Village at Totem Lake facility in Kirkland.

The site is the first Sandbox VR location in Washington.

The Kirkland facility includes four virtual reality rooms for experience play and offers five immersive worlds: Curse of Davy Jones, Amber Sky, Star Trek: Discovery, Deadwood Mansion, and UFL (Unrelated Fight League).

“Seattle and the Eastside are vibrant tech hubs. So opening our first Washington location here was an easy decision. We are already getting a phenomenal response from the local gaming community,” said David Friedman, Global Vice President of Real Estate for Sandbox VR, in a press release.

Sandbox VR is a futuristic, fully immersive virtual reality experience for groups of up to six people, where participants can see and physically interact with everyone inside, just like the real world. Inspired by from Star Trek holodeck, exclusive worlds make players feel like they’re living in a game or movie, and are built by veterans from EA, Sony and Ubisoft, according to the release.

“It’s a socially immersive gaming experience that offers a unique combination of full-body motion capture and virtual reality technologies that allows players to become anyone and go anywhere,” said Karissa Grow, Store Manager at Sandbox VR.

Players are equipped with a VR headset, a haptic vest, a backpack and motion sensors on the wrists and ankles. Participants can see and interact with their team through virtual reality glasses as they move freely together to enjoy an experience like defeating zombies in a haunted mansion or participating in a family event. star trek space mission, according to the statement.

“Our goal with The Village at Totem Lake is to create a true mixed-use center that includes retail, dining, services, residences and entertainment all in one place. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Sandbox VR to our lineup and give the community another reason to hang out with us,” added Erika Plummer, Vice President of Rentals at CenterCal Properties, in a statement. .

The experiments last 45 minutes. Tickets are $39 each through April 14. After April 15, prices are $50 per ticket Monday through Thursday and $55 per ticket Friday through Sunday.

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