Videogame Theme Park On Its Way

vansau

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Videogame Theme Park On Its Way

A new "experimental" game-oriented theme park has been announced, but not much else has been revealed.


One of the biggest challenges for a theme park is finding a theme that has a mass amount of appeal. A group has announced that it is planning to start up such a resort based around videogames, though details like what types of games and where the park is going to be located have yet to be revealed.

The website for the park, "GameNation," went live yesterday, and provides a number of abstract promises and vague details about what will be included in the park. In the site's slideshow, visitors are presented with a concept that sounds like it's straight out of an epic MMOG:

You stand in line with your family -your friends- your clan. You're among many. Talks of strategies, goals and notoriety are all around you. What stands before you is a towering entrance, which calls to all and challenges your inner warrior. You know behind these walls there awaits a world filled with myths, legends, and arenas all crying out for their champion.

As you pass through the gates, you leave behind all worldly stereotypes. You're now one of millions, all equal, separated only by your skill, wit, and achievements, which will be proven. Your experience points and score are recognized by the guardians of this domain. As players walk by, recruits are saluted and veterans are bowed to.

You are guided to the armory where you must select your weapon. You choose from majestic relics, whimsical hardware or advanced gear. Here your dreams and fantasies will come to life in adventures yet to be told. You will become anything you like and live out the character you create. But this is no game. It's real. Welcome to Game Nation!

It turns out the park is the brainchild of Daniel Ruke, owner and founder of the creative agency known as <a href=http://www.blinkstyle.com>Blink. Information like who is funding the park, and whether or not it will be anything more than some kind of high-tech version of a live action role-playing game have yet to be revealed. However, "in the next 12 weeks," a decision for the park's location will be made.

GamePolitics was able to talk to Ruke and learn a little more about the planned resort, but not much more, though themes will include, "warfare, spacecraft and dragons, complete with 'battle arenas.'"

According to GamePolitics, Ruke also plans for the park to appeal to as many people as possible with areas that will be completely family-friendly and sections that are aimed at mature audiences, where "you are gonna see headshots."

Source: <a href=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/05/25/%E2%80%9Cexperimental%E2%80%9D-videogame-theme-park-and-resort-planned>GamePolitics

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Monshroud

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Just what I always wanted, to get teabagged in real life.... Wait, that sounded wrong.. What I meant was.... Nevermind.

Will be interesting to see what this actually will be, and I would be way happy if it was remotely near where I live.
 

Redingold

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Korten12 said:
where will this be?
Wow, failure to read the opening post.

It clearly says that the location will be decided in the next 12 weeks.
 

Sir Kemper

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At first I thought this might be some sort of gimmicky park type thing, but if it's done just right, things could be awesome.
 

Jack and Calumon

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I hope it's local to me. If not, then I want a Milkshake!

Calumon: I wonder if they'll show Video game movies there?
 

D_987

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I'll be honest - this sounds absolutely terrible based on the initial pitch. It's either going to be a park about games (and in doing so no doubt butcher them to a degree), or it's going to try and act like a "real-life" video-game; an idea that's so ridiculous (the whole appeal of a game is escapism in the first place) and, to be honest, childish; it has got to appeal to everyone - the majority will obviously be casual gamers (f it's about games hence the "butchery" comment) and if it's meant to be "a game", then it'll bring out the douchebag in people.

If it's just a theme-park using games as a backdrop (i.e "inspired by") then that's different, but the pitch was decisively unclear.
 

Jared

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Let's hope it won't suck. Butbi could imagine rides now lol
 

Captain Pancake

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Any actual videogames, or just a general videogame theme? Either would be pretty cool.


Redingold said:
Korten12 said:
where will this be?
Wow, failure to read the opening post.

It clearly says that the location will be decided in the next 12 weeks.
Give the guy a break, it's buried somewhere in the middle, even I missed it.
 

Danpascooch

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From the excerpt, it sounds like you all end up shooting each other in a horrible slaughter, or it's just really good laser tag.

neither sounds that appealing.
 

Buizel91

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Halo Roller coaster, Virtual Pokemon Battles, Half life survival Maze, Gears Of War Teacups EXTREME, World Of Warcraft Arena, Red Faction Demolition crew and maybe a race with Sonic the Hedgehog?

hey count me in!

EDIT: Ooh and welcome to the Escapist my good friend, you are henceforth known as an Escapian =)

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Rule two, Don't start fires, no one likes fires... not even trolls o_O

Rule three, HAVE FUN =D
 

That One Six

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vansau said:
You are guided to the armory where you must select your weapon. You choose from majestic relics, whimsical hardware or advanced gear.
This part intrigued me the most. Does one get to walk around the park with "weapons"?
 

Buizel91

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Captain Pancake said:
Any actual videogames, or just a general videogame theme? Either would be pretty cool.


Redingold said:
Korten12 said:
where will this be?
Wow, failure to read the opening post.

It clearly says that the location will be decided in the next 12 weeks.
Give the guy a break, it's buried somewhere in the middle, even I missed it.
It's in the beginning Paragraph...
 
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A real-life MMO eh?
So to get on a ride I need 5 tickets, and to get those tickets I need to kill 7 boars.

Well it'll pass the time I guess...
 

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SirBryghtside said:
Sounds amazing, but obviously padded out... I mean, the furthest we've got with warfare is Laser Tag...
And Paint-Balling, but that would hurt...