Last year VRFocus reported on Sega bringing VR-Nerds’ multiplayer PvP first-person shooter (FPS) Tower Tag to its Tokyo Joypolis amusement park. This Winter Tower Tag will be coming to even more location-based entertainment (LBE) locations thanks to a deal with SpringboardVR.
Already available in 40 countries with the title already seeing success in Asia, the deal with SpringboardVR will see the videogame arrive in more North American and European locations who use the station management and content distribution platform; over 500 in all.
Tower Tag is a mixture of competitive shooter mixed with laser tag style gameplay. Players move around the map by controlling platforms to gain strategic advantages over opponents, using a laser rope to winch themselves across. Platforms have a central tower that can be used for cover from incoming fire and are replicated in the real world offering an added sense of immersion.
“Tower Tag is one of the very best single games for VR arcades out there, in my opinion,” said Colin Parnell of CentreVR in a statement. “To have it added to Springboard should be an arcade owners wish come true, as they can now use one of the best titles, without the large upfront costs that we had.”
“After reaching our adoption goals in Asia, it seemed like an obvious move to partner up with other leading community builders like SpringboardVR and the Virtual Athletics League,” said Phillip Steinfatt, co-founder of Tower Tag.“ Both have proven to be not only professional but also very passionate about cultivating VR eSports in the Location-based VR communities. For content creators like us, this is a match made in heaven, and I can’t wait to get this off the ground!
Tower Tag is available on the SpringboardVR marketplace until 1st December 2019 for free, allowing vendors to trial the experience with customers. After that date, they then have the option to purchase a per-minute, monthly or yearly commercial license for the videogame.
There’s a lot going on in the LBE space at the moment with The VOID launching Avengers: Damage Control, Zero Latency opening its first London, UK location and much more. Sign up for the US vs Europe VR Arcade Tower Tag tournament taking place in early November and as always, VRFocus will continue its coverage of VR LBE, reporting back with all the latest announcements.