Today, at the Upload VR Winter Showcase, Wired Productions and Nosebleed Interactive lifted the curtain on their latest virtual reality project, Arcade Paradise VR. This announcement is particularly significant for the many fans of the original Arcade Paradise, a game celebrated for its unique blend of retro arcade nostalgia and light-management simulation.
Arcade Paradise initially captivated players with its 1990s arcade era setting, allowing them to run a laundromat while building an arcade empire. In this upcoming VR adaptation, the developers promise an even more immersive experience, taking players from virtual rags to riches in a fully interactive environment. The game is set in a family-owned laundromat, King Wash, which players will attempt to transform into a bustling arcade.
Players will manage day-to-day tasks in a gamified way, from mundane chores like picking up gum and doing laundry to more playful activities like a basketball-style mini-game for throwing out the trash. These tasks are not just for show; they’re central to earning money to unlock the heart of the game – the arcade cabinets.
Arcade Paradise VR boasts 39 fully playable arcade cabinets, each inspired by classic 90s games. This number surpasses that of the original game, providing a significant expansion for VR gamers. The very nature of VR promises to make every flip of a pinball machine or button mash on a classic arcade cabinet feel more tangible and exciting.
While the announcement trailer has given us a taste of what’s to come, more details are set to be revealed in early 2024. For more information, visit Wired Productions’ official website and follow the game on X. With Wired’s history of delivering immersive experiences and Nosebleed Interactive’s proven track record of hits, Arcade Paradise VR is sure to be a favorite when it launches for Meta Quest headsets next year.