Two Bit Circus launches free roam, multiplayer VR experience
Two Bit Circus, a community of entertainment and engineering enthusiasts building the world’s first chain of Micro-Amusement Parks, has announced the US debut of Oddball from Beyond, a Wellington, NZ company. Adding to their exclusive lineup of next-generation entertainment experiences, the new free roam virtual reality game entertains up to eight players at a time and is now available, for the first time in the US, at Two Bit Circus’ Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles.
Oddball transports players to a cartoon world, where two teams compete for points by firing sticky balls from custom launchers to deplete the health of opponents, who appear as pandas in this colorful VR landscape. Fart bombs act as power ups, while players creep and crouch their way to victory in five-minute rounds chock full of hilarity. The game involves wireless VR technology, allowing players to move freely through the expansive VR world — which spans over 1,000 square feet of physical space — without the limitations of a tether or backpack PC.
“There are so many factors that make Oddball a totally unique gaming experience — from the amazingly vibrant world and the ability to explore it freely, to the repeatable gameplay and panda avatars that add to the great social experience,” said Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus. “It’s a perfect fit for our park and we’re so excited to share this fun experience with our guests. This is what exploring the future of fun is all about.”
Combining elements from popular laser tag games with a significantly lower chance of bodily harm than paintball, Oddball is suitable for ages eight to eighty and encourages teamwork as well as fun and competition.
“Two Bit Circus is the perfect place to showcase our first game, Oddball. Sitting amongst other leading interactive experiences which the Two Bit Circus team has carefully curated, players can now experience untethered, free roaming VR with their friends,” said Anton Mitchell, COO and co-founder of Beyond. “We are excited to officially launch into the US market.”
The new game is now open to the public at Two Bit Circus’ Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles.