What is Virtualist?
Being the first of its kind in Slovenia, Virtualist offers amazing room-scale virtual experiences. And not just for gamers! With a vast array of VR adventures anyone can find a suitable option.
You can explore the virtual world as a single player or group up with friends or colleagues and share the experience. We offer a couple of titles specially created for multiple players.
When and where?
We’re located in the Center district of Ljubljana, Slovenia. From Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 8pm you can find us at 13A Gregorčičeva street. Bookings only! For additional info click here.
What do we do?
You can immerse yourself in virtual reality on three VR stations. A VR station is basically a limited space – a play area – where you can freely move and explore your VR surroundings. Two base stations track your every move in 360-degrees and allow you to interact with the virtual world. The integrated “Chaperone system” warns you when you get too close to the boundaries, so you don’t have to worry about the real-world.
When you visit Virtualist you rent a HTC Vive VR Headset and Controllers for a set amount of time and play a library of games. We have VR experiences for all tastes, from first person shooters to more relaxing adventures. Whether you prefer playing table tennis, taking a walk in the forest or shooting spaceships, all of our titles are available in your session. Feel free to jump in and out of experiences as you please.
As many as 4 individuals can share a station. But remember, you are also sharing one VR Headset. If you want to enjoy multiplayer experiences you need to rent as many stations as there are players. Since we currently have 3 stations, multiplayer experiences are limited to 3 persons. For more multiplayer info and booking send us an email.
If you have any questions our friendly staff is always there to guide you and help you get the most out of your virtual experience.
What’s included in the price?
If you rent one station for 10 or 20 minutes, 1 – 2 players can share one VR Headset. If you rent it for 30 or 60 minutes, up to 4 people can experience VR together, dividing the time one wears the glasses between them. If you want to enjoy multiplayer experiences, you have to rent as many stations as there are players. Please note that a limited list of VR games support multiple players.
I’m here…what now?
If you booked online or by email, a dedicated VR station will be waiting for you when you arrive. You should come 5 minutes ahead of time. Just ring the bell and our staff will let you in.
We’ll explain everything, answer your questions and help you get acquainted with the virtual world. Then we’ll let you enjoy this amazing experience!
You can choose whichever VR title you want, you can jump in and out of experiences as you please, the only limitations you have are the minutes paid and the boundaries of the “play-area”.
Can everyone use a VR Headset or are there limitations?
Virtual Reality is an immersive and stimulating experience and we advise users should be at least 8 years of age. All of our guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
VR is not suitable for persons with photosensitive epilepsy or history of blackouts. Consult your physician if you have an implanted medical device.
You should rest if you experience any of the following:
- abnormal heart-rate,
- any discomfort.
What about motion sickness?
All of our stations have HTC Vive Headsets, which are considered to be the best available VR hardware on the market. The Vive is extremely responsive and has excellent resolution, therefore it eliminates any delays between what you are doing and what you are seeing, which often is the main cause of motion sickness in virtual reality. As each person may react differently to VR, please let our staff know if you are someone who is easily affected by motion sickness and we will suggest an experience that is less likely to cause you any problems.
But wait … what exactly is virtual reality?
Virtual reality is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions. Head mounted displays are used with headphones and hand controllers to provide a fully immersive experience. VR is believable – you feel like you really are in your virtual world (in space, or wherever), it’s interactive – the VR world moves with you, interacts with you, it reacts to you, it’s explorable – detailed enough so you can explore it and it’s immersive – it engages both your body and your mind.