OTHERWORLD VR Experience Set To Expand Across The Country

I think we can all agree that sometimes we want to pause our lives and be transported far away from our reality … well at OTHERWORLD you can do just that. Through the use of cutting-edge advanced VR technology you can find yourself whisked away to a paradise island; cocktail in hand and good friends by your side … sounds idyllic doesn’t it?

… I guess that depends on which game you choose! Whether you’re restoring a serene garden, by planting seeds and nurturing delightful flowers back to health in Fujii or slashing your way through zombie infested Arizona Sunshine.

Having opened as a pop-up at Old Street Station, in November 2017, OTHERWORLD moved to its current permanent location, Haggerston, East London in 2019.  Now this incredibly successful VR experience has raised £2.9m from leading venture capital funds to allow for further expansion.

OTHERWORLD has signed leases for prime sites in London Victoria and Birmingham, which are set to open this summer. The funding will also allow the OTHERWORLD team to open sites in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow in the coming year. This acclaimed experience also have their sights set on international locations and are currently looking for franchise partners in the US and Germany.

When it comes to technology OTHERWORLD excels. Their Immersion RoomTM technology creates heat, wind and rumble effects in real-time, giving players a completely sensory experience.

Each customer plays from within their own Immersion Room, however you can still see and hear the friends you’re playing with … as if they were standing right beside you. Together you roam the VR island playing through the 14 experiences available.  The activities are grouped into seasons, so first time VR players can find their VR legs playing in the Spring, whilst experienced gamers can battle it out in the Winter stories.  When you’re ready to try a new game simply head over to the World Tree, at the centre of the island, and see what new adventures await.

No doubt after your explorations and gaming you’ll be exhausted, so why not head to the onsite bar. With pizza, cocktails and beer available you’ll have everything you need to regain your strength and debrief your team.

Chris Adams, CEO and Co-Founder of OTHERWORLD, said “We’ve seen overwhelming demand, despite the pandemic. People are seeking ever-greater levels of immersion, but through social experiences they can enjoy with friends and family. We can’t wait to take the Otherworld experience to new markets around the world.”

This activity is so good that OTHERWORLD won Entertainment Venue of the Year at the 2020 Frame Awards and was also nominated for Out-of-Home Experience of the Year at the 2020 VR Awards. Amongst the 50,000 people who have played OTHERWORLD were Jonathan Ross, Adele, Skepta, KSI and Fnatic – you might also bump into a megastar whilst you’re there!

Location: 336 Acton Mews, Haggertson, London, E8 4EA
Price: starting at £14 for 40 minutes, per person
Age: 12+ if accompanied by a parent / guardian

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