How do Wireless VR Escape Rooms work?
If you haven’t tried a Virtual Reality (VR) escape room, you might be wondering how it all works, and how it differs from a traditional escape room. Wireless VR escape rooms are the new trend in using technology for gaming – and we think you’ll love the unique experience it provides here at Omescape London’s Aldgate venue.
Hopefully, here we can try and explain how it works, and what to expect.
VR Transforms you and Transports you
A traditional escape room is set in a self-contained room where you can touch and explore objects that have been placed for you to find, you’ll follow clues and prompts and (hopefully!) at the end you’ll escape your room by solving and deciphering logic puzzles.
However, a VR escape room is usually quite different. Instead of being confined to a room with props and puzzles, you’ll be transported (using a VR headset) into another world, or location, or dimension. You’ll be immersed in another world, where you’ll be presented with a mission to complete or a problem to solve together as a team. It’s an incredible experience because you’re living in a different, and virtual, reality.
It’s like stepping into a computer game. You become the character, and the experience becomes a reality through your movements and actions. Our Huxley experience and other games involve ‘free roaming’ where players are equipped with the latest in portable mobile VR technology. It means there is no cable or wires (so no tripping up), allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your VR mission.
What To Wear in Wireless VR Escape Rooms
At our Huxley VR experiences located in our Aldgate Omescape venue, you’ll wear your VR headset, your handsets, and a backpack PC used to power the technology. Because of the narrative of our Huxley experience, the equipment you wear feels like it’s part of the fun and part of the story. Your charging backpack feels like your characters’ exploring gear, and your headset feels like part of the story too.
OUR INCREDIBLE VR ESCAPE ROOMS
The Corsair’s Curse sees you and your team board an enchanted galleon, where the pirate’s ghost curses you. Your team must work together across spatial dimensions to solve puzzles, break the curse, and find the treasure.
Eclipse sends you and your team into space, where you need to try rescue the crew of a spacecraft you lost contact with. You’ll need to collaborate to solve enigmas and make your way through various areas such as the Oxygen Garden and the Cockpit.
Huxley takes you into the year 3007, where you discover that you’re humanity’s only survivor after an apocalypse of machines. Can you solve the puzzles, find the source of infinite energy known as Huxley, and reverse the apocalypse?
Huxley 2 is a Huxley prequel set in a Victorian steampunk world. Here, you find out that your father, the Professor, vanished on his life’s quest to find Huxley. You and your team must use your father’s inventions to solve puzzles, find Huxley’s location, and finish his quest.
VR SHOOTER GAMES AT OMESCAPE
Arizona Sunshine transports you and your team to a desert location, where you need to scavenge and shoot your way through a zombie apocalypse. After the Fall offers you a completely different experience of a zombie apocalypse, this time in the frozen urban wasteland that Los Angeles has become. Here, you need to work together to defeat the Snowbreed.
Hero Zone offers you a choice of playing three family-friendly games out of five options, including Dead Ahead, Arrowsong, Cyber Shock, Quantum Arena, and Cops vs Robbers. Another family-friendly offering, Ghost Patrol places you and your team in a manor house haunted by colour ghosts. You’ll need to uncover the house’s secrets while collecting power crystals and blasting ghosts before trying to defeat the Ghost King.
We also offer a traditional Escape Room here at Omescape London, namely the Kingdom of Cats. After being caught trespassing in a kingdom of giant felines ruled by King Jasper, you need to find clues, solve puzzles, and ask the friendlier animals to help you escape.
Is VR limited for group size?
It depends where you’re experiencing it and what mission or narrative you choose to take part in. Our Huxley experience can be played by groups of between 2 to 8 players. If you have 2-4 players, you will work together in one team. If you have 5-8 players you will play head-to-head in two teams.
If you’d like to know more about Virtual Reality or escape rooms, we’d love to hear from you. It’s a fantastic experience for friends or colleagues looking for a fun and unique activity, and our Huxley VR experience has won multiple industry awards.