Laurent P., Elodie D. · Updated on 9 June 2020 at 10h30
· Published on 8 June 2020 at 21h58
VR fans, here’s something for you! Let’s run to Illucity, the first virtual reality park that has just opened a stone’s from Paris Cité des Sciences in the 19th arrondissement. Escape rooms, games and other immersive experiences… Come and discover the place’s activities from June 24, 2020.
When reality and virtual are deceptive… A definition definitely suiting Illucity, the first virtual reality park in Paris. Set in the 19th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from the Cité des Sciences and Vill’Up, this place provides a whole range of activities and other VR experiences, never seen before in the French capital and undoubtedly delighting VR and video games enthusiasts.
Following the health instructions, Illucity sets up a strict protocol:
- Mandatory facemask
- Hand-sanitizer available
- Players' temperatures checked up at the entrance
- Distance marks on the floor
- Secured VR equipment
- Reinforced cleaning and ventilation
The park even goes further the simple experience since the latter “goes beyond the game and sees virtual reality like an exclusive, accessible and collective experience”, the whole with the help “of a cutting-edge technology and an attractive production”. It’s the collective experience that is give pride of place here since Illucity especially provides game sessions in groups, whether you’re simply equipped with joystick or the entire portable gear for a total immersion in a virtual universe.
At Illucity, the adventure starts from the entrance, with a graphic décor reminding us of the optical illusion and other trompe-l’oeil. A sensory journey that continues to the game rooms for a total immersion and a “plural illusion”, as visual as sound or tactile. In terms of experience, the 1000-sqm center provides a whole range of activities for four kinds of VR approach: Hyper Reality Experience, VR Escape Game, VR Arcade and VR Film. All you need to satisfy your curiosity whether you’re a beginner or already skilled in the VR world.
Activities available at Illucity:
- Toyland – Hyper Reality Experience, BlackLight Studio
Crazy Monkey fomented a Machiavellian plan and now controls all the other toys. He thinks he is the favorite toy again, but things could change thanks to the courage of a group of resistant toys which you will join, the best commando in the room. It's up to you to liberate the room! 3 to 6 players, starting from 11 years old.
- Assassin’s Creed: Escape the Lost Pyramid – VR Escape Game, Ubisoft
February 1928: The four explorers of the Animus expedition went in search of the lost Pyramid of Nebka and disappeared in the Sinai Peninsula. Your team will return to the scene of their disappearance to discover the truth! 2 to 4 players, starting from 11 years old.
- The Corsair’s Curse – VR Escape Game, Innerspace VR
Captain Robert's galleon contains an invaluable treasure. Several researchers have explored It, and many have found themselves trapped within the ship's hold. Don't make the same mistake! 2 to 4 players, starting from 11 years old.
- Eclipse VR – VR Escape Game, BlackLight
Since approaching the unexplored planet Carthage 5, the Eclipse I ship has lost all communications with Earth. What happened to its crew? It’s up to you to solve this mystery by boarding the Eclipse II ship with your team. 2 to 4 players, starting from 11 years old.
- Incarna – VR Escpae Game, Incarna
You may not have noticed yet, but there’s another universe just above ours. Wander along the edge of realty and virtual worlds to explore mysterious lands and join the team of the first Incarna explorers! 3 to 4 players, starting from 11 years old.
- The Raft – VR Arcade, Starbreeze Studios
The Raft is a unique multiplayer VR Arcade game. On board your raft, you will have to get out of the swamp or risk being infected by evil supernatural aliens. Keep your eyes open to get out of the swamp in one piece as your enemies will be coming from all sides! 2 to 4 players, starting from 11 years old.
- Ape-X – VR Arcade, Starbreeze Studios
The city of Canvendish is on red alert: a giant cybernetic monkey has settled on top of one of its tallest towers. The APE-X laboratory is gathering an army of drones to get its creature back and reestablish order in town, but this monster named Big Mike will show superhuman strength and counter this plan. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Knightfall – VR Arcade, Starbreeze Studios
You belong to the prestigious knighthood of the Order of the Temple which defends the Holy Grail across the globe. Once again, this famous chalice was the target of an attack on the Acre harbor. With your sword and shield, you will have to surpass yourself until the Holy Grail is put away in the Templars’ ship for safekeeping, ready to cast off. Draw your sword, the fight begins! 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Arizona Sunshine – VR Arcade, Vertigo Games
Zombie enthusiasts, this VR arcade game is for you! Immersed in Arizona, you will face an invasion of zombies playing a survivor determined not to perish. Because of the heat and the isolation, you will painfully advance through the depths of the Grand Canyon with loaded weapons to save your skin and secretly hope to pick up a radio message to be rescued and evacuated by a chopper. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Space Pirate Trainer – VR Arcade, I-Illusion
The Space Pirate Trainer experience is both simple and addictive. Hordes of robots arrive in waves to destroy you, so you will have to defend yourself and score as high as possible. To do so, you will use the guns and shields at your disposal. Get ready, you’ll have to shoot first. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Beat Saber – VR Arcade, Hyperbolic Magnetism
Put your sense of rhythm and your taste for martial arts games to good use by playing Beat Saber, a VR arcade game that will turn you into a musical ninja. In step, you will have to slash dynamic cubes flashing up around you with your lightsaber at a crazy pace, to the rhythm of electro-rock music. Will you be able to keep up the tempo? 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Far Reach – VR Arcade, BlackLight
Are you ready for takeoff? This breathtaking space journey combines action and contemplation and propels you into the heart of the cosmos on a trip to discover its beauty and dangers. From the space station that houses you until a new hope for human kind rises, you will feel the extreme sensations that this kind of uplifting adventure brings. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Space Flight – VR Arcade, Force Field
Have you ever dreamed of being weightless in space? Very few people have had the chance to experience this. Thanks to the Space Flight space simulator you will be able to contemplate outer space before disaster strikes! Test this unique experience of weightlessness and observe the planet Earth from the cosmos. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Construct – VR Film, Nozon
Have you ever felt like you just witnessed a scene you shouldn't have? This is what happens to our robot hero, Bill, a father leaving for work kissing his wife and son goodbye like every other morning. As he arrives at the construction site, he comes across a terrifying scene. Trapped, he will have no choice but to fight protect himself and his family. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Asteroids – VR Film, Baobab studios
After Invasion, the directors of Madagascar offer a new mission to the heroes Mac & Cheez and their robot sidekick Peas. During an exciting journey across space, they will be attacked by carnivorous asteroids. Experience this adventure with them thanks to VR technology! 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Invasion! – VR Film, Baobab studios
Enjoyable by everyone, this 4D animated film is signed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar) and inspired by the movie War of the Worlds (1953): invaders considered as "advanced" are finally defeated by terrestrial germs. Invasion takes another look at this plot in a humorous way by pitting aliens against two of the most humble creatures on Earth, fluffy little rabbits. 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Tara – VR Film, Nexus Forward
The Tara Pacific Expedition is a mission aiming to explore the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. Its goal? Analyze the adaptation mechanisms of coral reefs to climate change in order to find solutions to preserve them. Join the scientists on this schooner fighting to protect the biodiversity of Papua New Guinea's "coral triangle". 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
- Out of the Blue – VR Film, Nexus Forward
This short VR film tells the story of the evolution of coral reefs that were once described as the "Aquarium of the World" by Jacques Cousteau, and are now being destroyed by overfishing. To protect this oceanic fauna and flora, a family of fishermen from Cabo Pulmo made a revolutionary decision: to ban fishing at the expense of their own income. Discover this inspiring and committed story! 1 player, starting from 11 years old.
Let’s discover a virtual world, friends!