The Virtual Reality blog: DNA VR

  • 19/11/2017 0 Comments
    DNA VR appears in the show 2 Girls 1 Flat

    This week we appeared  in an episode of the show 2 Girls 1 Flat. 

    We talked a little bit about VR entertainment as an alternative to traditional cinemas and bars. 

    As people get really bored with those, VR entertainment venues becoming a great alternative for a team building, stag/hen do or in this case even the first date....

    You can watch the show here

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  • DNA VR sponsors the first global VR Hackathon
    13/11/2017 0 Comments
    DNA VR sponsors the first global VR Hackathon

    We are thrilled to announce that we have become official supporters of the The First Global Virtual Reality Hackathon for teens!

    Together with Acorn Aspirations we would love to foster creativity and bring VR to content creators as well as end users.

    The winning teams of the 2-day competition will have a chance to experience the best VR games and experiences on the market at DNA VR.

    You still have time to sign up!

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  • Tales of escape: The mine
    30/10/2017 0 Comments
    New spooky VR Escape room

    Halloween special!!

    Not for the faint-hearted...

    A new creepier and more challenging VR Escape room is coming.
    In 1964 the black rock mine in Yokon was closed due to a landslide, people and gold were lost forever inside it. The legend says that the miners trapped inside protect the gold ever since as “living-dead”. Many have tried to retrieve the gold, but none have succeeded. After many attempts you manage to find an old corridor that descends into the depths of the mine, but a landslide trapped you inside. Your only hope is to get the old elevator working, find a way to get out quickly because oxygen is running low!

    Book now and bring up to 5 friends!

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  • 13/10/2017 0 Comments
    VR Arcade Phenomenon

    We are always glad to share our thoughts on VR entertainment and VR Arcades in particular. Here is a very comprehensive overview of the current state of the market with the comments from VR Arcades around the globe prepared by Smart VR.
    We were delighted to be mentioned there as well.

    Click "Read now" button to download the white paper.

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  • 04/09/2017 0 Comments
    Timeout Tastemakers event!

    Last week we collaborated with the Tastemakers from Timeout London. They came as a group to our venue and got to try some of our VR Games and Experiences!

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  • 28/08/2017 0 Comments
    DNA VR: how it all started. How to build a VR Arcade and what to focus on.

    We joined Digital Jam and @martasvetek to record a podcast and share a couple of thoughts on Virtual Reality Arcades and DNA VR in particular. We were glad to tell Tania and Marta our story and discuss major learning points for us and any VR arcade operator as well as. 

    You can listen to the podcast here.

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  • 18/08/2017 0 Comments
    Reality Sucks. Yet Virtual Reality is not always better.

    Here are a couple of thoughts on how to ruin the VR experience and what we are going to do about it.

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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Shooty Fruity announcement at DNA VR

    We'd love to share exciting news with you!

    Amazing nDreams came along to DNA VR last week to announce their new title "Shooty Fruity" to VRFocus, UploadVR and others!

    They carried out a presentation together with a couple of trial sessions. We ourselves were among the few lucky ones who had a chance to try the game out.

    All the best for the developers! You can already check out the game on Steam. (Might be soon available at DNA VR as well)

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  • 14/08/2017 0 Comments
    Major Update

    London's First Virtual Reality Arcade has just received a major update!

    We have tested our VR Escape rooms and they are now up and running. VR Escape rooms are the team games for up to 6 people where you will work together to solve puzzle, look for clues and communicate in order to progress further. Don't worry, if you are stuck at any point, our VR Masters will help you out and give hints where necessary. Real-life Escape rooms have become really popular in London, however, DNA VR is one of the first companies to bring VR Escape rooms to the masses. You will have just an hour to solve everything and get out. Currently we have 2 different options, Tales of Escape: where you have to investigate a creepy mystery in a butcher shop) and Alice in Wonderland VR stories (here you will need to fix the magic clock and restore order in Wonderland). We are working together with the content providers and are aiming at bringing at least 4 more VR Escape room experiences in the future. 

    You can already book Tales of Escape (a creepier grown-up version) or Alice in Wonderland (an option for the younger customers) here, just choose VR Escape rooms.

    We are listening to all the feedback very attentively. That is why we are also updating our multiplayer and single player library. We are adding VR Tennis (for 2) as well as a couple of cinematic experiences. We have noticed that multiplayers are by far the most popular category at DNA VR and are working on bringing you even more titles! 

    So if you are still looking for things to do, do not hesitate. Bring your friends and colleagues to DNA VR and Survive Zombie Apocalypse (up to 4 players), defend the castle with your bow and arrow (up to 4), fight back to back against hordes of robots (co-op), defuse a bomb together (2-3) and even Conquer Everest!

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  • 30/05/2017 0 Comments
    How can a non-gamer enjoy Virtual Reality?

    With this post we are starting our series that will guide those who are interested in trying Virtual Reality in the right direction. 

    As we are preparing our VR Arcade for the imminent launch we have received an overwhelming amount of questions from our subscribers. Many of them while being aware of what Virtual Reality is in principle, were not so sure about a number of factors. Although those varied hugely depending on the age and interests, we have noticed some similarities among most of the enquiries that we received.

    We will briefly mention them here and will try to address each of them in turn.

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