Interested in bringing vr to your event booth?
More and more companies are deciding to incorporate virtual reality (VR) into their booths. However, because the technology is so new, it can be difficult to know exactly what to expect when considering your VR options. That’s why we’re here! We’ve brought virtual reality to hundreds of events and we know what it takes to create an unforgettable VR booth experience. Whether you’re planning on bring VR to a booth at your conference, trade show, party, or even a VIP experience, we can help.
In order to create a VR booth, you need to decide on the type of virtual reality equipment that you want to bring to your event. At VirtualRealityRental.co, we offer two types of VR: Room-Scale and 360˚.
In Room-Scale VR, a VR headset tracks your head motion while special controllers track your hand movements and allow you to interact with objects in a virtual environment. This option takes up the most space (about an 8ft x 8ft area), but offers the most immersive VR experience possible. Your guests can walk around in their virtual space, playing through amazing experiences.
360˚ virtual reality, on the other hand, takes up much less space. In fact, to incorporate 360˚ VR, all you need is a small table with chairs. Wearing a VR headset, your guests have the ability to easily switch between different virtual reality videos. While your headset still tracks your head motion in 360˚ VR, this option does not track hand motion, and is meant to be a more stationary experience. A benefit of 360˚ VR is that you can have multiple guests use VR at once, whereas in Room-Scale only one guest can wear the headset at a time.
Can’t decide which option is right for you? No problem! We can talk you through all of your options and help you decide which type of VR perfectly fits your event. Plus, we often see our event partners decide to use both types of VR to compliment each other, giving their guests the best of both worlds.
Room-Scale Virtual Reality
Room Scale virtual reality is the most immersive and mind-blowing type of virtual reality on the market. In Room Scale VR, special sensors or cameras are used to track your motions in a three dimensional space. Specifically, a headset is used to track your head motion while also displaying a full 360˚ virtual world. In order to allow you to interact with the objects you are seeing in your new space, users hold controllers that track their hand movements. This combination creates the feeling that you are actually inside a completely virtual environment. Imagine swinging your light saber while dodging blows from a sith lord, opening an elevator door and walking the plank off the side of a high-rise building, or stepping up, pulling back your arrow, and releasing at just the right moment to hit your target.
If you’re interested in bringing Room Scale virtual reality to your next event, you’ll need to make sure you have a few key requirements. First, you need a dedicated play area big enough to fit the full VR experience. An 8ft x 8ft area is perfect, and will fit any VR game you want to bring to your event; however, we do have some experiences that are playable in a 6ft x 6ft space. Next you need to make sure you have access to electrical outlets to run the experience. We also recommend including an external monitor so that all of your guests can see what’s happening inside the headset.
Benefits Of Room Scale VR Games
- Most Immersive VR Games Available
- Ability To interact With Virtual objects
- Cutting-Edge VR Technology
- Great For Drawing A Crowd At Your Event
- Promotes Your Brand As Being Tech-Forward And Fun
360˚ Virtual Reality
360˚ virtual reality involves using a headset that tracks your head motion to allow you to experience a 360˚ virtual space. Unlike Room Scale VR, 360˚ VR is a stationary experience where guests remain either seated or standing still. It is also different from Room Scale VR in that your hand motions are not tracked. Instead, users tap a touchpad on the side of the helmet in order to navigate through menus and control the experience. Because there is so much less movement in 360˚ VR, the games take up much less space, allowing multiple guests to experience VR in the same area that would only allow one Room Scale experience. Plus, in 360˚ VR, it’s easy to switch between multiple games and videos, giving your guests a customizable, self-guided experience.
If you’re looking to bring 360˚ games to your next event, we can help you make it happen. First, you’ll need to make sure you have a dedicated table and four or five chairs so that everyone has space to use the headsets (can be as small as a cocktail table if guests will be standing.) You will also need access to power as the headsets rely on smartphones to display the VR game, and may need to be charged when not in use.
Benefits Of 360˚ VR Games:
- Small Space Requirement
- Ability For Multiple People To Play At Once
- Guests Can Customize Their Own Experience
- Great Way To Draw People To Your Event Space
- Tons Of Games To Choose From
- Combine Fun Games With Awesome Videos
Why Should You Rent VR Games For Your Next Event?
The easy answer to this question would be, simply, because they’re fun! However, we know that you have a lot to consider as you think through what type of activation to bring to your next event. While the games are undoubtedly fun, they also you a powerful tool in achieving your event goals, and we can help you create a game plan that matches your event vision.
For example, at your next event you might be looking to increase lead generation, promote your brand, make an impact on your VIP clients, maximize foot traffic, or create a friendly sense of competition. We’ve helped our partners achieve all of these goals and more. Plus, we’ve found that no matter what your event goal is, our VR rentals drive participation among guests through word of mouth alone. We’re confident that incorporating our VR games into your next event will keep your guests engaged while they create lasting memories and continue to talk about your brand long after the event has ended.
In short, VR games are a great way to brand your company as innovative and fun. They deliver an awesome guest experience, and they actively draw people to your space. If you’re ready to start thinking about which games are right for you, then were ready to help!
What can your vr booth look like?
Every VR booth is different, and we have some great examples to inspire your next virtual reality event. We can fit our VR technology to fit any event theme, help you achieve any event goals, and impress all of your attendees. We're always excited to learn new ways to fit our tech to different event needs, and we're excited to see what you have in mind!
How We Work
In order to crate the perfect event plan for you, we use a proven three-step process. Our aim is to make the entire rental experience as easy as possible for you and your team. First, we take our time getting to know exactly what you’re looking for so that we create the best experience for your guests. Next, we work with you to decide the best equipment to make your event vision a reality. Then, we execute the event day-of with trained, professional event managers who can take car of all your technical needs while also interacting with your guests in a friendly, engaging manner. Specifically, our three phases include:
Every event begins with our pre-event strategy process. During this phase, we focus on educating you, the customer, on what’s possible and empowering you to make the best decisions for your event. For example, we work with you to plan every detail of the experience, including which VR technology to leverage, how to maximize guest throughput, which VR experiences to feature, and how we plan on accomplishing the goals your company has set for the event.
In addition to strategic planning, VirtualRealityRental.co provides every piece of equipment needed to execute your VR experience at your next event. We deliver, set up, and breakdown the equipment with little to no oversight required, allowing you to focus on other important obligations. Our equipment is the best in the industry, which leads to the best possible experience for your guests.
The final piece of the puzzle revolves around our professional and knowledgeable staff. First, our experts really know and care about VR. Second, they love interacting with event attendees. Our experts use their knowledge and excitement for the technology to ensure your guests have a great time. They are on-site to manage the VR event experience from start to finish, including setup, experience delivery, and takedown. Think of them as one-half VR technician and one-half brand ambassador. Not only can they execute your VR activation, they can blend in by wearing the same attire as your staff and be able to speak intelligently about your products and services.
Additional VR Game Resources
Need more information? No problem. Check out these additional resources to get a better idea of what to expect from your virtual reality booth:
Virtual Reality at Parties - Planning a party? Virtual reality is guaranteed to get your guests talking and kick the party off right.
Virtual Reality At Tradeshows - Wondering how to create the perfect booth at your next tradeshow? You want to check out this post.
Virtual Reality Rental - This is a great place to start for everything you need to know about renting virtual reality for any type of event.
VR Sports Simulators - Check out this post for examples of our favorite VR sports simulators. We've included options for football, basketball, soccer, baseball, boxing, racing, and more!