Valo Motion releases Jump Theater: An experience-driven single-player game that engages new and younger audiences at trampoline parks
Finnish mixed reality gaming company launches a new game for its viral ValoJump gaming unit. Nostalgia and rewards ring big in this solo full mixed reality game experience that centers on fun and enjoyment over competition
Valo Motion has released its new immersive trampoline mixed reality (MR) game, Jump Theater. The game will be available in its first locations with ValoJump on March 29th. The game features a single player who is transformed into a performer on stage in a full 3D universe where they interact with a variety of fun costumes and props are thrown their way.
“Not all the games need to be competitive. Sometimes it’s more fun to just explore the surroundings without feeling pressure to perform or gain high scores. We can also all relate to the kid who sometimes feels left out when the level of coordination, experience, and competition is too much to keep up with,” says Raine Kajastila, CEO of Valo Motion.
“We wanted to create something more exploratory and full of experience where players can go nuts with all the AR surroundings, without feeling the pressure of competitiveness. Jump Theater bridges that gap and invites players of all ages and abilities to get exercising and to experience the fun of gaming. The classic piñata theme also makes the game perfect for birthday parties held daily at many activity parks,” he continues.
Virtual effects are projected into the real world, creating the magical feeling that the player is in a physical place, with augmented reality (AR) projected onto it. Jump Theater is inspired by traditional nostalgic gaming elements like pinatas at birthday parties and funhouse mirrors that distort the player’s reality, making it feel new yet familiar and universal all at once.
”Overall, I can’t wait for this release. This is going to be a great addition to the Valo Jump game library. It’s great for all ages and a new experience every time,” says Grady Hinchman, Operating Partner at Altitude Trampoline Park Kissimmee, Florida, USA. ”Its replayability is awesome. The graphics are really good and the responsiveness to the jumper is seamless. The user can have a unique experience often with different combinations of gameplay, body, and weapon or accessory.”
”The increased need to use your upper body adds an entirely new physical element to the Valo experience here. Additionally, users that do not have the needed leg strength for optimal trampoline use can still enjoy gameplay using just their arms,“ Hinchman added.
Valo Motion’s goal is that by having Jump Theater, activity parks can appeal to a wider range of visitors, enabling parks to tap into new audiences and create more return customers.