21 Nov Orpington Lights Switch On: Christmas Virtual Reality
Manak Solicitors had an ‘out of this world’ presence at the Orpington Christmas Lights event this year- literally! We decided to do something special for the town and provided residents with the opportunity to experience the best virtual reality (VR) available today. A team of experts set up two HTC Vive headsets for people to use free of charge throughout the night. The demand was constant, if not overwhelming, and seeing the faces of those taking off their headset after having a snowball fight in a utopian winter street was brilliant.
There were two experiences available during the evening. We had our featured game, Merry Snowballs, which was chosen for it’s Christmas theme and fun gameplay. Then we had Audioshield, chosen to really show off what VR is capable of. They both went down very well with the public.
Our attraction caught the attention of people of all ages which was great to see. Younger ones were particularly keen, but parents were often just as eager to have a go. We have some great images and footage of the event and will be posting a video montage in the coming days on our brand new YouTube channel, so look out for that.
We also ran a competition to win an M&S Christmas hamper. We had almost 100 entries which was fantastic. The winner of this will be announced very shortly- good luck to all!
Overall, the night was a big success and we would like to extend our thanks to Orpington 1st for improving this showcase event year after year. We are already looking forward to 2018 and thinking up ways of enhancing our offering!