As reported by RePlay, “Brisbane, Australia-based holographic company Euclideon Entertainment has envisioned and produced a set of “Holographic Arcade Tables,” claiming to be “the only company in the world to do so.”
The product, as the name suggests, projects objects made of light that appear to float in the air before the player. Users simply don a lightweight pair of 3D glasses to view these projections.
The Holographic Arcade Table itself measures at 1.7m x 2m and the curtained enclosure surrounding it (meant to maintain low-light conditions) clocks in a 2m x 4m. Tables can also be fitted with vibrating floors, synced with in-game sound, for increased immersion. Each game on the table is designed for two players.
The software lineup currently boasts eight titles: Rich Kitty, Hungry Crocodiles, Catapults and Castles, Jungle Crane, Aerial Assault, Artillery Striker, Naval Warfare and Well of Fruit. All games are built around a three-button control scheme, meant to be “tricky to master” and “simple to learn.” Holoverse’s in-house team of developers intends to release a new game “roughly every two months.”
Holographic Arcade Tables can now be played at the Holoverse center located in Southport, Australia, and Muscat, Oman, with session tickets available online. Another location is planned to open in Switzerland, with more Holoverse centers opening across Australia throughout 2019.
What this could mean? Holoverse has put together ‘The World’s First Hologram Arcade’ that is actually a stand-a-lone FEC with food. Many years ago there was a holographic coin-operated game that introduced this technology but lacked the exploratory and experience that Euclideon offers. Note that of the current 8 titles, I like the ‘Gold Coast Fly Over’ where you can fly and then turn into a giant and walk among the buildings. [During my visit to ALARA in 2000, I got to go up in a real helicopter and fly over the Gold Coast].
With the curtain enclosure, each 2 Player Arcade Table takes up only 25 sq ft. I do not know the price tag for one of these holographic tables and if the software is designed to be changed out. Perhaps we may have a very small footprint family attraction that will attract families to our FEC’s and keep them there awaiting their turn?