From Musical Gaming Shows to Immersive Archery Tag Activities

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 22, 2016
These out-of-home gaming innovations range from musical video game performances to immersive archery tag competitions. While examples like Journey Live -- an event taking place at the Music and Gaming Festival in National Harbor, Maryland -- fuse live music with digital gaming, themed laser tag and paintball courses make the popular live action games more memorable for participants.

In addition to arcade simulators that let users surpass video game levels outside of their home, these standouts also include outdoor activity arenas that are inspired by video game setting. Other notable gaming innovations include family-friendly laser tag facilities that replace weapon-inspired props with hero-themed handheld devices. Edmonton's Laser City facility is ideal for small kids and will appeal to parents who wish to limit their children's exposure to gaming that may promote violence.

Appealing to Millennial audiences, these out-of-home gaming examples target both young gamers as well as new parents. Each example is experiential and competitive, testing one's physical endurance and strategy or using simulated technology to transport players into another dimension.