Gamers are used to paying real money for digital items in console and mobile games, and now Nomadic is testing out the concept of “virtual goods” upgrades in virtual reality, along with other new ideas, in Arizona Sunshine: Rampage, the scarier successor to Contagion Z, their original free-roaming, zombie-shooting location-based adventure inspired by Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine VR software.
Coming later this spring to their Blur the Line facility at Pointe Orlando, Nomadic’s latest virtual reality experience introduces a new score-chaser feature, “virtual goods” upgrades, and enhanced effects intended to increase replay-ability.
In “Rampage,” guests (aka “Nomads”) are tasked with re-entering the zombie infested refinery, at night, through the building’s sewer system. Once inside, the objective is to destroy all of the remaining infected creatures and remnants of a contaminated cure that has unfortunately accelerated the outbreak.
This darker, grittier, and more intense level places a heavier emphasis on the individual’s accuracy and ability to drive competition. “Rampage” also debuts Nomadic’s first set of “virtual goods” that players can purchase to upgrade their experience. For this title, the goods include military, tactical, and vintage style weapon upgrades that will each have their own unique look and feel including specific haptic recoils.
“From the beginning we’ve experienced a tremendous outpouring of support from the Orlando area,” said Doug Griffin, CEO & Founder, Nomadic. “To go from newcomer to a Top 3 location on TripAdvisor in just months is unprecedented and we wanted to pay back the community by giving access to amazing new content.”
“All of the new elements will continue to showcase what the world of mixed reality can offer,” said Griffin. “People who visit Nomadic are seeing the future of both virtual reality and location-based attractions. Our team works to achieve a level of psychological ‘buy-in’ that simply isn’t possible to have at home. These are the most deeply immersive, tactile, and realistic virtual reality experiences ever developed, and now we are adding to the replay-ability in many new and innovative ways.”
Founded by veterans of the film, gaming, and retail sectors, Nomadic experiences incorporate physical props, set design and environmental effects into story-driven VR content. In addition to the Arizona Sunshine franchise, the company is working on additional experiences for later this year.
The company’s debut location is now open in Orlando, Florida with future venues in California and Las Vegas in the works. Tickets to play the original Arizona Sunshine cost $25, or you can currently beta test the new Rampage experience for $20.
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.blurtheline.com. and watch this preview video: