Cinionic Unveils VR Games for Movie Theatre Lobbies

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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, unveiled an innovative virtual reality gaming system for cinema lobbies and location-based entertainment venues. What makes it unique is that It doesn’t require the use of a head-mounted display, which many users feel can be isolating.

With its patent-pending system for multi-player interactive VR Domes that don’t rely on HMD equipment, Cinionic empowers exhibitors, and gaming and movie studios to provide a highly inclusive and social one-of-a-kind experience that can attract new audiences to virtual reality, in particular groups and families. 

The family VR system delivers an immersive stereoscopic projection environment and supports real-time gesture interaction for up to six players. At CinemaCon, the platform compatibility with mainstream VR Games is being demonstrated by enabling visitors playing together the phenomenally famous Fruit Ninja VR game by Halfbrick Studios, thanks to a collaboration with Secret Location, a VR content creator and distributor for emerging platforms.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Secret Location to demonstrate this new Family VR solution with Halfbrick Studio’s iconic IP Fruit Ninja at CinemaCon,” said Cinionic CEO Wim Buyens. “By eliminating the need for Head-Mounted Displays (HDR), we’re turning VR experiences into a very social experience that many in the location-based entertainment industry have been asking for.”