The gaming scene is ever-changing, with new gimmicks and gadgets trying their best to immerse us in the game as much as possible.
Today, we even have virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gaming. For reference, Pokemon Go uses AR technology so it looks like you’re catching that Pidgey in your living room.
While augmented reality gaming is popular, virtual reality is by far the more exciting of the 2.[caption id="attachment_35854" align="aligncenter" width="4011"] Image Credit: Unsplash[/caption]
I personally enjoy virtual reality gaming much more than augmented reality. So here’s a list of the places in Singapore that you and your friends can try virtual reality gaming.
1. V-Room Singapore VR Arcade
V-Room Singapore has the widest range of games I’ve seen so far, for a virtual reality gaming arcade.[caption id="attachment_35855" align="aligncenter" width="892"] Image Credit: VRoom[/caption]
Most VR game centres only have 1 or 2 games but V-Room has an entire library, with various genres to choose from.
From puzzle games, to horror games and shooter games, V-Room has it all.
Every newcomer will have to sign up as a member. It’s mandatory, and there’s a $5 fee to register. But the good news is, the membership is lifetime and the $5 is a one-time charge.
It’s $12 per person per hour on weekdays, and $15 per person per hour on weekends. You can also book a private room though it has to have a minimum of 2 people.
It’s by far the cheapest VR game centre in Singapore, and for a maximum of $15, you have a whole library of games to choose from.
V-Room Singapore VR Arcade
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube #02-11, Singapore 609731
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6904 4045
2. Clique Gaming
While Clique Gaming is primarily a LAN gaming shop, it also provides many other gaming facilities.[caption id="attachment_35856" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Clique Gaming[/caption]
And Virtual Reality gaming is one of them. At Clique Gaming, you can book the VR Room that accommodates a maximum of 4 people from $20 per person per hour.
They use the PS4 for VR gaming, so you might even be familiar with some of the games if you own a PS4 console at home.
If you’re playing alone, it’ll be $25 per person per hour on weekdays.
The best part about this is, Clique Gaming operates 24 hours a day, meaning it NEVER CLOSES.
Address: 35 Selegie Road, ParkLane Shopping Mall #B1-16, Singapore 188307
Contact no.: 9009 3707
3. Sandbox VR
Located at level 5 of Orchard Central, Sandbox VR is a great place to go if you’re wandering Orchard/Somerset without a plan.
It uses movie quality, real-time motion capture rigs, which means, every movement of your limbs will be captured in-game.
There are 2 games for you to choose from – Deadwood Mansion and Curse Of Davy Jones.[caption id="attachment_35857" align="aligncenter" width="563"] Image Credit: Sandbox VR[/caption]
If you like your zombie first-person shooters, Deadwood Mansion is the one for you, with increasingly overwhelming hordes of zombies.
Each session is about 30 to 45 minutes and will set you back $29 per person off peak, or $40 per person during peak.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #05-31, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11.15am – 10.30pm, Fri – Sat: 11.15am – 12am, Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Contact no.: 9832 5988
4. Virtual Room
Unlike the previous VR gaming spots, Virtual Room is more like a VR escape room, in the sense that it’s team-based rather than solo play.
You and 3 other players will join forces to save the world by travelling back in time to solve puzzles and challenges.
However, the twist here is, each player will be in a different room. So it will take all your skills to cooperate and complete your mission.
The Virtual Room can accommodate up to 22 players at one time.
It’ll cost $44 per person during off peak timings (Mon – Thu until 5pm), if you book online. It will be $49 per person for walk-ins, email, and phone bookings.
Peak hour prices will be $49 for online bookings, and $54 for walk-ins, email, and phone bookings.
Address: Basement 3, Lucky Chinatown, 211 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059432
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 11pm
Contact no.: 6966 8060
5. Zero Latency
If you’ve been to Suntec City recently, you might’ve seen Zero Latency.
Zero Latency is the largest free-roaming, multiplayer virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_35858" align="aligncenter" width="1944"] Image Credit: Zero Latency[/caption]
With 4,200 square feet of space for you to roam as you play, Zero Latency increases the immersion in their VR games.
You can literally walk to another point in the map in the game, and even use the “lift”.
There are 4 games for you to choose from, with 2 being zombie outbreak first-person shooters, a space shooter adventure, and an adventure puzzle.[caption id="attachment_35859" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: Zero Latency[/caption]
It is recommended that you come in a bigger group for a better experience. There are 4 packages to choose from and prices per person go from $59 to $69, depending on the package selected.
You can check out their packages here.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-346, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 10pm, Fri: 11am – 11pm, Sat: 10am – 11pm, Sun: 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6931 0331
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You Can Literally Run Around Shooting Zombies In S’pore’s First Warehouse Scale VR Gaming Experience
Technology has changed our lives in many ways, and one of the most exciting areas we’ve seen this happen is in the arena of gaming.
We’ve gone from watching our character on a screen to playing as our characters through a virtual reality (VR) headset. Soon, we’ll be able to roam virtual worlds freely with the help of Zero Latency‘s state-of-the-art VR systems.[caption id="attachment_31175" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Image Credit: Road to VR[/caption]
The global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality gaming, Zero Latency is a company that originates from Melbourne.
With Zero Latency regarded as one of the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences, and with over 10 locations spread across the world, you can expect VR gaming at its finest when it launches in Singapore in late November this year.[caption id="attachment_31168" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Zero Latency Las Vegas (Image Credit: UploadVR)[/caption]
The company will not only be bringing us a free-roaming gaming experience, but also a warehouse scale one that’s guaranteed to thrill anyone who loves playing video games.
A Whole New Level Of ImmersivenessZombie Survival (Image Credit: Singularity (Image Credit: YouTube)[/caption]
Zombies not your thing? Maybe an interstellar adventure is!
Leave planet Earth and enter an interstellar-themed shooting game with Singularity, where you’ll fight against robots, killer drones and gun turrets as you wander the narrow corridors, lifts, and zero-gravity environment of a space station.
Ready, Set, Play
If you’re concerned about running into walls and hurting yourself, don’t worry. With 200 square meters of game space (and a much larger virtual space), and some tricks Zero Latency has up its sleeves, bumping into things will be the least of your worries as you play.[caption id="attachment_31173" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Image Credit: Gizmodo Australia[/caption]
Curious to try this experience for yourself?
It’ll cost $69 per person to play, and the price is inclusive of a 15 minute briefing and 30 minutes of actual game play. Look out for Zero Latency’s launch special, where players will only need to pay a discounted rate of $59.[caption id="attachment_31171" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Zero Latency Brisbane (Image Credit: Twitter)[/caption]
If you’d like to try your hand at more than one game during your session, or want a double session, opt for one of their packages, which allows you to do either of these things at a better rate.
Up to 8 players can play per session, so bear this in mind when you make plans with your mates!
Zero Latency is bringing VR gaming at its finest to Singapore, and we cannot wait to try it. Unfortunately, we still have to wait for a bit before we can get one of those headsets onto our heads, but we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!
With March coming to an end, DiscoverSG has been bustling with more life than ever! Our lovely DiscoverSG ambassadors have been dropping in on a whole slew of exciting events.
This month’s highlights were full of fun new experiences and homey eats!
1. MINT Museum Of Toys
You’re never too old to play with toys!
The MINT Museum of Toys proves just that. Entering the museum is like stepping into a time capsule of old vintage toys and collectible items.[caption id="attachment_24700" align="aligncenter" width="1048"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Theora headed down to the museum’s 10th Anniversary party!
She was impressed by the collection originating from over 40 countries, including Japan Germany, UK, and Bulgaria. All of them have come a long way in terms of time too, with toys dating all the way back to the 1840s![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BRpLMTVhhfb/?taken-by=discoversgofficial[/embed]
You can expect the familiar Batman, Dan Dare, Japanese characters, Mobo horses and pedal cars. In case you were wondering, the whole collection is valued at over S$5million–surely not an amount to play around with.
Come drop by to rekindle that Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys (MINT)!
MINT Museum of Toys
Where: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
When: Daily, 9:30AM – 6:30PM
Contact no.: 6339 0660
Wondering where to head to after school?
The Tea Party is our favourite chill out place catering to youngsters.[caption id="attachment_24695" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: The Tea Party Cafe[/caption]
This cafe serves up fusion-style cuisine in their chillout setting, serving pizza, sandwiches and burgers.
You don’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet–all its local and western fare are very reasonably priced.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTacaNhTzS/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
Our ambassador Vanessa headed down to The Tea Party Cafe for a laidback meal, and she was pleasantly surprised at how yummy and affordable it all was!
Don’t forget dessert and a cuppa at the end of your meal! We must say, the cakes and scones here are as splendid as the mains.[caption id="attachment_24698" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: The Tea Party Cafe[/caption]
The cafe is also pet-friendly, so you can de-stress by petting some furry friends. It’s really the perfect place to hang out with friends after a busy week!
The Tea Party Cafe
805 Bukit Timah Road #01-07 Sixth Avenue Centre Singapore 279883
Contact no.: +65 6462 3563
Singapore Management University School of Economics (The Tea Party Express)
90 Stamford Road #01-75 Singapore 178903
Contact no.: +65 68372137
103 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118531
Contact no.: +65 96991655
When: Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM – 11:30PM, Friday-Saturday 11:30AM – 1:30AM
3. Armin Only – Embrace Pre-Party
Armin Embrace World Tour is just about to reach our shores!
We don’t know about you, but we’re getting hyped up.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BR0hQdEh4YB/?taken-by=shivonchua[/embed]
That’s why we were super psyched to get tickets to Armin Van Buuren’s exclusive pre-party at CÉ LA VI!
We sent our ambassadors Vanessa and Shivon down to the official pre-party to get the vibes going. They had a great time partying the night away with DJ Suren and Andrew T![caption id="attachment_24697" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: If you weren’t there for the pre-party, you can still catch Armin at his Embrace concert!
There’s even an after-party to look forward to, where this 5 time #1 DJ in the world will helm the decks at CÉ LA VI’s Club lounge.
We can’t wait to get up close and personal with the man himself, and revel in his signature brand of electronic synths and chart topping hits, high up in the clouds.
Armin Only Embrace World Tour
Where: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
When: 1 April, 4.00pm-11.50pm
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971
When: 1st April, 10PM till late
Contact no.: +65 6508 2188
Need a break from the real world?
Enter V-Room SG! It’s the newest kid on the block when it comes to virtual reality (VR) gaming arcades.[caption id="attachment_24696" align="aligncenter" width="1898"] Image Credit: VRoom SG[/caption]
V-Room brings you into the VR game world using the best VR systems in the world.
Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by new virtual worlds filled with awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds.
Ambassador Stephanie took a much needed break from her hectic lifestyle recently and had such a blast here! The virtual reality games were so realistic, she found herself lost in that world for a moment.
You too can escape reality and take a step into the future!
Where: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube, #02-11, Singapore 609731
When: Daily from 11am to 10pm
Price: VR Room (for 3 pax) priced at $30/hr (weekdays) and $36/hr (weekends)
Contact no.: +65 6904 4045
5. Capella Hotels
Ready to indulge?
Take it from us, there’s no better way to wind down for the week than at Capella Singapore.[caption id="attachment_24699" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Diana was treated like royalty when she visited recently! She was served delicious food and drinks, with an amazing classical band playing in the background.
What’s more, Capella is having a promotion now with drinks going at only $20! We’d suggest you check in immediately!
Where: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Contact no.: +65 6377 8888
6. Face To Face Noodle House
Authentic Sarawak cuisine isn’t easy to find in Singapore… at all.
Thanks to Face To Face Noodle House, that’s no longer the case![caption id="attachment_24705" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Face To Face Noodle House[/caption]
Their special noodle recipe traces its roots to Sarawak over 100 years ago. The story begins when the founder’s great grandfather mastered the art of making Jook Sing noodles, one of the rarest forms of noodle-making in existence.
The fresh homemade noodles that he served quickly captured the hearts and stomachs of many Sarawakians.
And Singaporeans too, once they set up shop here in 2015!
Our ambassador, Stephanie, was hosted to a sumptuous dinner just the other night!
We dug into delish bowls of Sarawak Laksa and Sarawak Traditional Noodles. Their secret family recipe definitely delighted our tastebuds![caption id="attachment_24704" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Face To Face Noodle House[/caption]
You can also enjoy unique Pan Mee creations that are crafted to suit Singaporeans’ taste.
Come on down and try this Sarawakian secret family recipe!
Face To Face Noodle House
Where: 180 Kitchener Rd, #02-23/24 City Square Mall, Singapore 398628
When: Daily, 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Contact no.: 6509 0182
7. Wanton, Seng’s Noodle Bar
Feeling some time-perfected wanton noodles?
Wanton is a noodle bar on Amoy Street that serves just that!
[caption id="attachment_24703" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: You must have heard of the famous Seng’s Wanton Mee at Dunman Food Centre. Wanton hails from there!
Our ambassador, Grayce, headed down to dig into some bouncy wantons!
[caption id="attachment_24702" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: 52 Amoy Street Singapore 069878
When: Lunch Menu: 11.30am – 2.30pm Weekdays (Walk-in Only) Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Mon – Thu & Sat), 6pm – 11pm (Sat)
Contact no.: +65 6221 1336
It’s been such a fabulous month with so much happening! We can’t wait to dive into even more events going on in April!
If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected]. We would love to work with you!
We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected].
Want to know what the future looks like?[embed]https://vimeo.com/208456241[/embed]
With virtual reality, now you can!
Experience anything from fighting intergalactic invaders to surviving terrifying monsters with a virtual reality experience. Rather than spend thousands on a lonely VR experience at home (~$2000 for a good gaming PC + ~$600 for a VR headset), have a ball in another dimension, surrounded by your friends!
You and your real life friends can spend an hour at V-Room and experience up to 23 unique VR games, available for both solo and team players!
DiscoverSG Ambassador Evelyn headed down to V-Room SG at Jcube to experience virtual reality for herself.
To ensure participants are suitable for the virtual reality experience, each participant is required to sign an indemnity form and attend a 10 minute VR trial experience. This is to ensure that if you have a history of motion sickness, this experience will not be physically uncomfortable.
Armed with hands-on experience on how to navigate the virtual reality world and a feel for the hand-sets, Evelyn headed off to experience some of the 23 games available!
There were tons of genres for all the different gamers out there: Zombie fighting, intergalatic space-fighting… You can even be a robot chef/waiter!
Here’s a sneak peak of one the games Evelyn enjoyed the most!
Tasked as either the chef or the robot waiter, this game is best played with 2 players. The player playing as the chef dons the VR headset while the player playing as the robot waiter controls his character with a computer keyboard.
Facing a flood of hungry robots craving handmade burgers, the two of you struggle to cook and serve food as quickly as possible, to keep your customers happy. Also, each time you successfully complete a round, balloons and confetti appear everywhere!
Headed by the owner of Lockdown SG and CoffeeMin, V-Room SG also has an adjoining CoffeeMin! A timed cafe concept, customers pay a small fee of $6 (weekday) or $8 (weekend, PH) per person for the first hour, with an additional $1 each for every 10 additional minutes spent there. With that, all drinks, snacks, board games, Xbox and even PC games are free of charge!
At JCube’s CoffeeMin outlet, there’s even a snooker table to help you and your friends acclimatize back to the real world!
Suitable for people above the age of 17 and perfect for friends, family and colleagues, try your hand at virtual reality with V-Room SG for an out of this world experience!
After paying a one time fee of $5 for the 10 minute VR trial before your actual VR session, you automatically become a lifetime member at V-Room SG. Also, with every 4th visit, you get amazing vouchers and promotions when you present your membership card!
So, grab your friends and get ready to travel beyond your wildest imaginations!
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube, #02-11, Singapore 609731.
Contact no.: 6904 4045
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm daily
Price: $30/hour on weekdays, $36/hour on weekends/PH for 1 VR Room (max. 3 persons/room)