Southampton's First VR Escape Room!
Virtual Reality? So what exactly is it?
Virtual Reality is a computer generated world. Using just a headset, you are transported to a new, vast world created with mind-blowing graphics. Using the hand controllers, you can pick up objects, scale walls, throw, catch, shoot arrows and so much more. It's easy to learn and intuitive to use with a level of reality and immersion that is far beyond anything possible in a traditional escape room.
You're never alone! As part of a team (of 2 or 4), you become the hero and experience in total safety situations that would be far too dangerous or just impossible to live in real life.
Is it an escape room? Is it a computer game?
Yes! No! This is a whole new entertainment. If you like escape rooms, you'll love our VR adventures! If you're a gamer through and through, then you'll love it too. Never tried VR or escape rooms - try both at the same time as it's designed to be easy to learn.
Like an escape room, our adventures are designed for teamwork, puzzling and logical thinking. But in a virtual world you can tackle challenges not possible in the real world and find yourself immersed in vast sets.
Our adventures are set in the gamer's world of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed brought to life with stunning graphics and intuitive gameplay.
Our virtual reality escape game adventures are new, different, exciting, immersive and will leave you buzzing. So, grab your team, step into our bespoke VR pods, and experience our fabulous escape room adventures for yourself.
Will virtual reality escape rooms cause motion sickness?
This is normally people's biggest worry - but there's no need! We have tested and choosen superior quality virtual reality escape games that are designed to avoid motion sickness. A common trigger for motion sickness comes from bad performance or low frame rate, issues that have accounted for when designing the game. If this is a concern, then we suggest you select the Ubisoft games. Less than 1% of our players experience motion sickness when playing Ubisoft Games.
I am not a gamer, is this experience for me?
Yes, 100%! This is not a video game. It is an intuitive experience made for everyone. If you know how to talk, listen, walk and grab objects, you have all the skills needed to succeed. The experiences are non-violent and focused on cooperation between players. Excellent for families and groups, perfect for corporate events.
Are Virtual Reality escape rooms good for team building?
Virtual reality escape rooms are made for teams! You cannot escape alone! You must work together, and everyone has a role to play. The key to success is to talk, listen and collaborate. Sometimes, in a traditional escape room, the more dominant personalities can appear overwhelming, but in VR this can be designed out, so that everyone has an equal opportunity to shine. And high fives all round when you're done! (don't leave the games master hanging!)
I'm not comfortable with heights. Are these experiences for me?
Tricky one...your feet will always touch the floor, you are 100% safe, but your brain might think otherwise. Virtual reality escape room experiences can be challenging for people with a strong fear of heights, but they are also an amazingly rewarding achievement. All of our players with a fear of heights have been exhilirated with the experience and they have all escaped to tell the tale.
If you're worried about this, speak to your games master and we will do all we can to help you through.
What is the Animus?
The Animus is a physical device that enables the genetic memories of a users DNA to be accessed and relived.
It is a central aspect of Ubisoft's highly successful Assassin's Creed games franchise. In the games, the main antagonists use the Animus for dubious purposes.
At Sneaky Dog Escapes, the animus is a high quality Vive virtual reality headset, and it allows you to step into a truly immersive Assasin's Creed universe.
Can I wear glasses?
A note on glasses. For our VR games, if possible, please consider wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, should you need them.
Glasses can be worn and normally fit inside the faceseal of the VR mask, unless you sport the type of eyeware normally found gracing the face of Elton John, but many people find the experience of wearing the VR mask more comfortable without glasses.
If you wear glasses we will do all we can to make your experience as awesome as possible.
Are your Virtual Reality rooms accessible.
This is a tough one. Access to the VR Suite is direclty from street level and the game can be played in seated mode as the hand controllers allow for motion input.
However, full hand and arm motion is required, and you must be a minimum of 120cm tall, so the suitability of these experiences depends on the nature of your mobility restriction
The facilities are on the lower ground floor and accessed via stairs or the rear entrance to the building. Unfortunately, due to the age of the building and space constraints, the facilities are not wheelchair friendly.
Please do call us to discuss your requirements, and we will be happy to assist. Carers go free.