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Amusement attractions come in all shapes and sizes, and thanks to new technology, companies like SPACES are looking to the future by developing new concepts that defy traditional classification, mixing virtual reality with more familiar experiences to create something new. The new VR attraction from SPACES mixes aspects of movies, video games, amusement park rides and playgrounds into one.

SPACES CEO Shiraz Akmal calls it the “next generation” of what you’d expect to find at a theme park or tourist destination. Add in a Terminator theme, and you have what Akmal calls an “epic, interactive experience.” A visualization of what players see when entering into the Terminator VR attraction SPACES The experience starts with a group of four to eight people, each getting a facial scan for a “passport.” Guests are presented with a pre-show mission briefing before dressing up in a special suit with a VR headset.

Each mission will be different, with the Terminator experience involving players gunning down Terminators, solving puzzles and completing challenges. As players are completing these challenges, they must navigate rooms with moving platforms and interact with physical objects while wearing VR headsets.

“A third of the company comes from the theme park business, a third from the video game business, and a third from film,” Akmal told Newsweek. “The combination of the three disciplines goes into building the sets [for each attraction] and any integration with the sets.” During a mission, players may need to perform a task such as placing an item on an altar. Read more from…

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