Recruiting Onward squad for competitive play

Spaces VR wants to form an Onward squad for competitive play in the VR Masters League. Onward is a strategic military sim with a team deathmatch/capture the flag (or satellite uplink) format. Most importantly, it is tons of fun.

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Onward has a height requirement of around 5’6″
  • Looking for dedicated players who are willing to put in several hours of practice each week, compete in weekly matches, and spend time watching video of other team’s matches.
  • Team members will be able to practice and play at Spaces VR; having their own headset at home would be a bonus
  • Team dues will be $50 per month per player to cover cost of space and equipment, and other expenses related to managing the team.
  • Team members would have to purchase Onward on Steam
  • We need five players for a full squad, and the maximum team size is eight players

Email inquiries@spacesvr.ca if this sounds like fun.

Watch this video for an idea of what competitive play is like.

 

Arizona Sunshine & Island 359 Global Tournament

The Virtual Athletics League is holding an Arizona Sunshine & Island 359 Global Tournament from Oct 25-31. You can sign up to enter at Spaces VR by clicking here. There are awesome prizes to be won, and good times to be had while trying!

Prizes:
– Grand Prize Winner: $1000+ HTC Vive Pro + Vive Wireless Adapter
– 2nd place: $100
– 3rd place: $100
– 4th place: $100
– 5th place: $100
– 6th place: $100
– Arizona Sunshine Individual High Score: $250
– Island 359 Individual High Score: $250

Anyone who wants to enter can come to Spaces VR from October 25 at 6pm to October 31. Entrants will have to pay the usual rental price for a space and staff will help them record their run.

The rules:

The Global Tournament will be a rolling high score competition, meaning that an up-to-date high score table will be kept as the tournament progresses. The winner of the tournament will be whoever has the highest score once all the score submissions have been processed. Awards will also be given to whoever has the highest individual score in each game.
● Start Date & time: The tournament will begin October 25th at 6:00pm PST
● Ending Date & time: The tournament will run until October 31st at 12:00am
(Midnight) PST. Arcades are allowed to run their local tournaments and submit
scores at any time during this 24 hour window. There will be special Twitch
streams beginning at TBA, arcades are recommended to try to set their hours to participate near these times if they’re holding local tournaments.
● Players will play both Arizona Sunshine and Island 359 consecutively, with no breaks.
● Arizona Sunshine: Players will play Horde Mode on the Canyon map. Both Walking and Teleport modes are accepted. The scoring period ends after 9 minutes or death, whichever occurs first.
● Island 359: Players will play the Arcade (disillusion) build. The scoring period ends after Hour 5 or death, whichever occurs first.
● Aggregate Score: (Arizona Sunshine Score) x 3 + Island 359 score = Total Score
● In the event of a tie, whichever player has the highest Arizona Sunshine accuracy is the winner.
-Unlimited attempts are allowed as decided by the arcade owner.

What’s on at Spaces Oct 9

October is the month of pumpkins and creepy characters, both of which feature prominently in Stress Level Zero’s Duck Season. This homage to late 80’s hit Duck Hunt takes place in, you guessed it, the eighties. While hunting ducks is part of Duck Season, the game is more about a boy, his mom, and the creepiest dog I have ever met in any reality, virtual or otherwise. Watch as I attempt to finish the game without incurring the wrath of the dog-mascot creature. (Spoiler alert: This video shows one of the seven possible endings)

Pioneering VR developer Survios has been hard a work, releasing a couple of fantastic games over the past few months: Electronauts and Creed. Electronauts is the ultimate outer-space DJ experience. If you are wondering why anyone would want to be a DJ in outer space then stay tuned, because this game can be incredibly fun, especially in multiplayer with a friend. Check out Matt & Tyler grooving and giggling their way through the galaxy.

Next up from Survios is Creed: Rise to Glory. This arcade boxer has the best blocking and punching system I have seen in VR. It is fast paced, and rewards players of all skill level. You do not have to be Rocky Balboa to knock down your chiseled and tattooed opponents. That said, you will have to train with Rocky to make it to the championship fight. What could be better than having the Italian Stallion in your corner?

 

Beat Saber Global Tournament Aug 17

Attention masters of rhythm
Spaces VR will be a venue for a global Beat Saber tournament that the Virtual Athletics League (VAL) is holding on Friday August 17. Anyone at least 13 years of age can participate for free by signing up here. In addition to yet-to-be announced prizes from VAL, Spaces will be offering coupons for two free hours to the in-store winner, and one free hour to the runner up. A lot of details are pending, but here is what we know so far:

  • Players must play the songs $100 bill and Escape on expert mode back to back. The player with the highest combined score wins
  • To enter you score in the global tournament we will have to take video of your run
  • No fail will be turned on so that everyone who tries will be able to post a score (fantastic for beginners)
  • The tournament will start sometime after 5pm

Please sign up soon here. If we can get at least 18 confirmed entrants we will close off the store for a couple of hours to host an in house tournament the same day.

If you have any questions:

Mid-summer Challenge: Heart of the Emberstone

Anyone who plays through The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone at Spaces VR before August 31 will get two free hours of VR. This experience showcases the limitless potential of virtual reality as a story telling medium. Your character is a Vancouver Islander that finds himself on a far off planet after following a trail of breadcrumbs left by his sister. As the story unfolds, you will explore a gorgeous virtual world, encounter fantastical creatures, and wield super powers. There are loads of puzzles to solve and a mystery to unravel, and the rewards for success are big beautiful visuals and the next segment of a compelling story.

We want to share this experience and are offering two free hours to anyone who plays through from beginning to end at Spaces VR by August 31. Most people should be able to finish in 3-4 hours, especially if you pay close attention to the story and in-game hints. You do not have to play through all at once, we will save your game for you so that you can pick up where you left off on your next visit.

Successful Challengers must:

  1. Let Spaces VR staff know they are taking the challenge
  2. Play through the entire game at Spaces VR by 31 August 2018
  3. Accept the risk that their progress may be lost due to software/hardware/human malfunctions

Good luck!

 

What’s on at Spaces

We are making some exciting additions to our lineup as we head into May, and also letting go of some of our less popular experiences. Click on the images below to see some gameplay footage.

Last week we added Elven Assassin, an archery wave shooter that is already proving to be a hit. While the single player game is fun in itself, multiplayer is straight up addictive. Slaying orcs, giant trolls, and dragons has never been this fun, except when they fight back with flying axes and hellfire. Duck!

Archery; multiplayer; awesome

Skyfront VR is another multiplayer game we are adding this week. Strap on your flight suit to battle it out in a variety of floating arenas. This is a great experience for anyone not satisfied with ground travel.

Also up this week is Loco Dojo, a whacky multiplayer game that pits players against each other in a series of silly mini-games as they progress through Grand Sensei’s Table of Trials. This is a fantastic game for all ages.

Stand Out Battle Royale VR is coming May 1. This game puts you on a massive Island with up to 30 other fighters who all want to be the last player standing in this winner-takes-all combat simulator. You will need to arm yourself with some of the many weapons that are scattered about the island if you want to survive the mayhem. Are you the one?

 

Experiences that we will be saying goodbye to, at least for now, include Raw Data, Island 359, Onward, and Quivr.

Project Cars 2 Quickguide

Hey everybody, and welcome to Spaces VR’s quick-guide for Project Cars 2. Watch the video above or read the article below to discover how to get the most out of your time in one of our VR cockpits.

To navigate the menus in VR you use a gaze-controlled cursor. Just look at the menu item you want to select and then press the select button. From the Quick Play menu on the opening screen, Custom Race is the place to start unless you are a seasoned driver ready to compete online. Everything that follows is about setting up the right Custom Race for you.

By choosing a motorsport preset, you can whittle down the track and vehicle options, so this should be your first major decision. You can choose from categories including rallycross, open wheeler, and road. If you are keen on using the stick shift then you should consider road, or GT because these categories offer the greatest selection of cars with the traditional manual transmission.

After selecting you car it is time to choose a track. If you chose your motorsport first, then you will only be presented with tracks appropriate to that category. From here you should decide on race settings, session settings, opponent settings and rules and regulations. These settings are straightforward, so take a look and adjust them to suit your preference. We recommend that you turn rules and regulations off if you just want to have some fun without worrying about penalties for cutting corners or hitting other cars.

Hit Start and you are almost ready to race. From the pit you can select Options to do some final tweaking. Now would be the time to adjust transmission settings. Click on controls, then scroll down to gearing. Manual gearing with an automatic clutch is the setting for using paddle and sequential shifters. Choose manual gearing and turn the automatic clutch off to use a stick shift. Hit back twice and get ready to START YOUR ENGINE. Happy racing.

 

 

 

Member stamp cards now available

Customers who would like to join Spaces VR’s membership program can sign up now for free. Benefits include a members-only stamp card (every ninth hour is free), first dibs on weekly specials, and updates on changes to our lineup of VR experiences. You can signup by clicking here, or during your next visit. See you at Spaces!

$15 weekday afternoon special starts Mar 1; VR cockpits now available

Our 15-day frequent player special ended in February, but we are still offering our customers a chance to play VR for the same amazing price. All room-scale spaces and our new VR cockpits will be just $15 per space per hour from 1pm to 5pm Monday to Friday. This weekday afternoon special will run through June 30. We have also lowered our regular weekday prices to $21 per hour for one space and $18 per hour for two or more (spaces/hours).

All of these prices also apply to our VR cockpits, which you will be able to reserve starting March 1. Sim racing has never been this real! Book your seat today by calling us during business hours at 250-871-1484, or e-mailing bookings@spacesvr.ca. Online bookings should start from Mid-march.

Over the coming days and weeks we will be adding new room-scale and seated experiences. Stay tuned for details.

Grand opening on Saturday December 2nd

Spaces VR’s grand opening event is on Saturday December 2nd from 1pm to 5pm. Everyone who drops by gets a free virtual reality demo, a 25% off coupon, and can enter a draw to win a Spaces Six Pack (6 hours of VR). See you here!