When designing your arena, consider the location of your interactive components, base locations, and effect features. These can potentially be the key point of difference between your laser tag and the competition.Well placed interactive components should surprise and delight your players. They should also vary in purpose between games. For example, you could utilize a Zone Game Station as a power-up station in one game, where guests can get special weapons from the touch screen, then in another as an espionage station, where players can pretend to change their team and go around the arena causing chaos!
We touch on this further in our article Create The Fun, have a read to discover all sorts of twists you can add to your gameplay.
The arena isn’t all about where the walls go, it’s also what goes on them! Good theming choices can add the wow-factor you need to make the arena memorable, as well as add to the excitement during the game.
This can be accomplished in a lot of ways, all of which can be successful if done right!
For Props related to your theme, there are lots of fantastic supplier options that you can utilize to make your arena pop even more. Specialist installers will install these for you as they go, or utilize your Laser Tag suppliers contacts or propshop to get yourself custom props for your theme!
There are four types of lighting systems that generally go into Laser Tag arenas.
Make sure that whichever Laser Tag provider you choose can integrate their software to DMX. Not having this interactivity of gameplay and lighting could cost you the edge over your competition.
As with lighting, both sound and haze are important and cost-effective ways of adding to the atmosphere. Most Laser Tag systems can automatically play and control the arena music with custom playlists for your games.
Ensure the sound system installed meets your requirements at about 50% of its max output. That allows you to turn it up for special events when needed and means you’re not straining the system with regular use!
Haze is another fantastic option to add ambiance to the game. It allows players to see the laser beams flash through the air much more visually!
Conveniently, Zone can sort your entire effects system for you. Zone can provide advanced LED lights that can function both as your Effect and White Lights, a range of UV options from ropes to high power effects, along with haze and sound options. All controlled automatically with Zones Intelligent Arena Control from O-Zone.
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