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26 Out-of-Home Gaming Innovations

From Musical Gaming Shows to Immersive Archery Tag Activities

— February 22, 2016 — Tech
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.
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Musical Gaming Shows
Musical Gaming Shows
The 'Journey Live' Interactive Performance Fuses Live Music and Gaming
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App-Inspired Laser Tag Games
App-Inspired Laser Tag Games
This Event Brought Bubble Witch 3 Saga to Life Through Laser Tag
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Six-Player Arcade Games
Six-Player Arcade Games
The CAPCOM Mario Party Game Brings a Nintendo Favorite to the Arcade
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Social Media Claw Games
Social Media Claw Games
Sports Experts' Grab-A-Gift Turned Facebook Live into an Interactive Game
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AR Superhero Displays
AR Superhero Displays
This Augmented Reality Mall Stunt Promotes the Batman vs. Superman Film
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Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Laser City Specializes in Kid-Friendly Competitive Gaming
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Creature-Capturing Games
Creature-Capturing Games
The Pokémon Adventure Interactive Game Has Players Throwing Pokéballs
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Competitively Oversized Arcade Games
Competitively Oversized Arcade Games
The 'Power Drop X-Treme' Ball Drop Game is Over 13 Feet Tall
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Scenario-Based Paintball Games
Scenario-Based Paintball Games
This Event Combines Role Playing and Paintball into One Game
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Theater Video Games
Theater Video Games
These Terminator Genisys Screenings Treat Fans to Live Gaming Experiences
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Olympics-Inspired Arcade Games
Olympics-Inspired Arcade Games
This Games Allows Players to Compete in Nine Olympic Events
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Arcade-Inspired Golf Games
Arcade-Inspired Golf Games
The 'PuttSkee' Skee Ball Golf Game Can be Played Anywhere You Want
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Interactive Dance Installations
Interactive Dance Installations
Coca-Cola Offers Exslusive In-Game Content for Just Dance Now
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Legendary Soccer Experiences
Legendary Soccer Experiences
'Play With A Legend' Lets You Enjoy a Day With a Legend of the Game
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Japanese-Style Arcade Games
Japanese-Style Arcade Games
This Fighting Game Takes Players Through a Series of Intense Battles
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App-Inspired Arcade Games
App-Inspired Arcade Games
The Angry Birds Arcade Skill Game Brings the Classic App to Life
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Intense Arcade Simulators
Intense Arcade Simulators
The New Eleetus Motion Simulator Game Would Enhance Arcade Capabilities
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Zombie Laser Tag Games
Zombie Laser Tag Games
This Event Combines Laser Tag and Zombie Hunting into One
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High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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Intergalactic Multiplayer Games
Intergalactic Multiplayer Games
This Star Wars Arcade Game Features a Fully-Immersive Cockpit
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Horror-Themed Arcade Games
Horror-Themed Arcade Games
This 3D Arcade Game Immerses Players in a Creepy Fantasy Game
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Hybrid Laser Tag Games
Hybrid Laser Tag Games
The 'Lazer Zoo' Event Combines Brunch and Laser Tag into One Experience
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Immersive Archery Tag Experiences
Immersive Archery Tag Experiences
Playmaker U's Archery Tag Games are Adventurous and Engaging
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Virtual Reality Arcades
Virtual Reality Arcades
'Ctrl V' Uses Virtual Reality Technology for a New Kind of Arcade
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Underground eSports Bars
Underground eSports Bars
Red Bull Opens a Gaming Sphere with the Latest Tech in Gaming Culture
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Cosmetic Brand Arcades
Cosmetic Brand Arcades
Chanel's 'Coco Game Center' in Tokyo Pairs Retro Games and Makeup Tables
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