The first wireless virtual reality competition in Singapore now happening at Bugis Junction and Bugis+

By October 14, 2017Entertainment

TL;DR – Do not buy the shotgun.

This Halloween, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ are daring shoppers to face their fears with a larger-than-life immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience. This is the first time that malls in Singapore are hosting a VR experience of this scale. Three thrilling games are available for shoppers to test their courage, namely Time Zombies, Walk the Plank and Arizona Sunshine Zombie.

The Time Zombies competition uses the latest Arctic Fox wireless technology, which allows a fully immersive gaming experience without the the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement. This VR gaming showcase will mark Arctic Fox’s debut in Southeast Asia, to the delight of VR gaming enthusiasts in the region.

The Time Zombies VR competition

The thrilling Time Zombies VR competition is taking place at Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2, from 13 to 29 October. To take part in the Time Zombies VR Competition, shoppers can either present a receipt with a minimum spend of $20 in a single receipt at either Bugis Junction or Bugis+, or redeem one game play with 100 STAR$® via the CapitaStar app.

Shoppers are invited to step into the shoes of detectives travelling through time hot on the heels of Dr Virago, a time-travelling mad scientist, and stop him in his bid to spark off a zombie apocalypse. Faced with a frenzied gang of flesh-eating zombies coming at them from all angles determined to tear them to bits, shoppers are challenged to stay calm and aim for consecutive headshots that will exponentially increase their scores. They can also look out for floating power ups to help in their fight against the flesh-eating living dead.

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Qualifying rounds will take place between 13 to 26 October from 11am to 9pm daily. Thereafter, scores will be tabulated and the top 10 individual players will be selected on 26 October at 9pm. The competition will culminate in a final showdown among the top 10 players on 29 October from 2pm to 6pm.

Exciting prizes await the top 10 players, which include:

  • First place – $1,000 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
  • Second place – $800 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
  • Third place – $500 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
  • Fourth to Tenth place – $100 CapitaVouchers each.

In addition to the top 10 prizes, daily rewards await shoppers when they participate in the Time Zombies VR competition. They stand to receive STAR$® when they achieve a minimum game score of 1,000 points, which will be awarded daily after tabulating the day’s game scores.

  • 1,000 to 1,999 game points = 1,000 STAR$®
  • 2,000 to 2,999 game points = 2,000 STAR$®
  • 3,000 to 3,999 game points = 3,000 STAR$®
  • 4,000 to 4,999 game points = 4,000 STAR$®
  • 5,000 game points and above = 5,000 STAR$®Note: Every 5,000 STAR$® accumulated can be used to redeem $5 CapitaVouchers.

Marking its debut in Southeast Asia, the Arctic Fox VR technology is a fully wireless and untethered system. Players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

Without the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement, the system allows the player free movement within a 5 metre x 5 metre (25 square metres) physical space, thereby enhancing the immersive factor of the virtual reality experience.

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Eight infrared cameras mounted on a truss keep track of the headsets and gameplay pistol positions in 3D where the player’s entire body becomes the controller for the game. Players can move around in game as freely as they would like – walk, jump, duck, dodge, and even leopard crawl.

Equipped with a software that maps the movements onto the players’ positions within the game, the corresponding virtual visuals are then fed wirelessly to the headsets worn by players with no discernible lag time between the players’ physical movements and corresponding visuals within the game.

Ready to be ushered into unparalleled thrills? Horror fans will relish the adrenaline rush as Bugis Junction and Bugis+ bring them on a brand-new experience where their worst nightmares come to life with the latest in VR technology.

See you there!

 

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