One week after opening their first Vive branded VR cafe in Shenzhen China, HTC has now unveiled a VR theme park in Taiwan, touting over 20 different VR experiences.
The VR theme park, being dubbed VIVELAND, spans over 3,500 square feet in a Taipei technology shopping center in the capital city of Taiwan. Built in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Syntrend, AMD, and gaming accessory manufacturer SteelSeries, the VIVELAND theme park is the first of its kind in Taiwan.
Setup like an arcade where visitors are charged a time-based fee to demo VR content, the theme park is decked out with a variety of popular Vive content to choose from. Vive experiences include summiting in Everest VR, slicing fruit in mid-air with Fruit Ninja VR or battling the undead in Zombie Camp.
In addition to multiple VR stations, VIVELAND has four themed zones to experience games like racing simulator Project Cars, bunker diving gallery shooter Front Defense, the fear-inducing high-rise simulator The Walk, and the Bounty VR in 4D that will have you shooting aliens and driving spaceships in a haptic seat.
And of course, one of our favorite things to do at VRScout HQ, VIVELAND has its own green-screen mixed reality zone that lets others watch you battle it out in VR and when you’re all done sweating it out, save a video of your play session to share on WeChat or Weibo later.
The VIVELAND mixed reality experience lets you choose from the following content: Front Defense, Human We Have a Problem, A-10 VR, Basketball Babe, Fruit Ninja VR, Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, Audio Arena, and Pierhead Arcade.
Ticket prices for Vive experiences are shown below in New Taiwan Dollars:
- Closed Booth: NT$400 ($12) per 30-minute session
- Open Booth: NT$200 ($6) per 15-minute session
- FRONT DEFENSE: NT$200 ($6) per session
- Project CARS: NT$250 ($8) per session
- The Walk: NT$150 ($5) per session
- Bounty VR in 4D: NT$200 ($6) per session
- Mixed Reality: NT$300 ($9.50) per 15-minute session
VIVELAND officially opened on October 29th and will run for an initial six months as a test pilot before expanding globally.
HTC has been making a big push lately in China to rollout VR retail locations hoping to gather valuable consumer feedback on VR experiences and create spaces to further test their Viveport Arcade platform in the market.