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Nomadic announces new location-based VR experience Arizona Sunshine: Rampage

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Nomadic has announced a new immersive, interactive mixed reality experience, Arizona Sunshine: Rampage.

Following the success of Nomadic’s previous release, based on Vertigo game Arizona Sunshine, Nomadic has announced the new sequel, Rampage, a location-based VR attraction.

Arriving later this spring at the company’s VR arcade in Orlando, Florida, Rampage introduces a new score-chaser feature, virtual goods upgrades, and enhanced effects to increase the user experience.

“From the beginning we’ve experienced a tremendous outpouring of support from the Orlando area,” said Doug Griffin, Nomadic CEO.

“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.”

In Rampage, guests (aka ‘Nomads’) are tasked with re-entering the zombie infested refinery via the building’s sewer system.

Once inside, players must destroy all of the remaining infected creatures and remnants of a contaminated cure that has accelerated the outbreak.

Rampage, a darker and grittier game, debuts Nomadic’s first set of virtual goods, which players can buy to upgrade their experience.

Virtual goods include military, tactical, and vintage-style weapon upgrades that will each have their own unique look and feel, including specific haptic recoils.

“All of the new elements will continue to showcase what the world of mixed reality can offer,” explained 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.”

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Nomadic experiences combine physical props, set design, and environmental effects with story-driven VR content.

The company’s debut location is now open in Orlando, Florida. Venues in California and Las Vegas are in the works, and more US and international locations are planned.

As technology becomes increasingly integral in creating unique and memorable visitor experiences, Blooloop has predicted six attraction tech trends as ones to watch in 2019.

We’ve also highlighted five key VR experiences currently drawing the crowds, from virtual paragliding to an immersive Victorian Nightmare.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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