webmasterNovember 8, 2016November 8, 2016Can video games be the conduit to better teamwork? Is it possible for Virtual Reality (VR) apps to elevate your creative juices? The answer is a resounding yes! There is an increase in the demand for both video games and VR in the team building, event and trade show environments. Let’s take a hard look at some of the ones that are getting traction with users around the U.S. Video Games Video games have been around for years but have been primarily played in the home with friends and family. Millennials have played video games most of their life, so adding a gaming element to your meeting is something that will be very comfortable and familiar to them. “Video games can really bring people together,” stated Chris Hatala, Owner of Games Done Legit, a custom video gaming company. Mario Party 10 Up to four players can play as Mario and friends, using the buttons, motion controls and touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller in different ways. The goal is to wreak havoc as Bowser, a character in the game, and the other players strive to survive. The game can be displayed on a large screen monitor rental for spectators to see and for better viewing for the players. Just Dance Now Play Just Dance by simply connecting to a 4K monitor rental. Use your smartphone as a controller and Just Dance! With Just Dance Now, there is no limit to the number of players that can join in and play at the same time. Players simply open the Just Dance Now app on their respective smartphones and enter the room number to join the dance. Virtual Reality Games Samsung VR Gear Games Land’s End Land’s End allows the user to twist around the environment to solve brain teasers as they look around the sparse, beautiful terrain and use their gaze to progress through breezy puzzles. It creates a real sense of atmosphere in the calming, natural terrain – and has just enough mystery to keep the user pushing ahead to each new landmark. NBA in Virtual Reality While this is a more passive VR experience, attendees who are basketball fans can experience the game live or on-demand, as if they are right next to the action. This is a great way to introduce a VR experience to an attendee, without investing a lot of time and money into an app. HTC VIVE Games Tilt Brush Tilt Brush lets the user paint in 3D space and unleash their creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. The room is the canvas. The palette is their imagination and it allows for creative breakthroughs that can be expressed through art. VR Funhouse Features seven different carnival games and challenges. Upon entering VR Funhouse, players are welcomed by lights, sounds and colors that mimic a carnival. Bright, stylized sandwich boards outline the basic features and instructions for playing the game, and the interactive objects presented in front of the player give them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the controls. Hartford Technology Rental is in the Game Whether you need displays and computers for video games or Virtual Reality gear rentals, Hartford Technology Rental is available to help you find the right rental gear for your next event! Give us a call at 888.520.5667 to learn more about the ways we can help make your event a smashing success!