Immersive Virtual Reality Experience, Sandbox VR, Announced at Bridge Park
August 8, 2022
DUBLIN, OHIO- Sandbox VR, the global leader in free-roam virtual reality experience, today announced its first central Ohio location in downtown Dublin, Ohio. The virtual reality destination will be located at 6737 Longshore Street, across from North Market Bridge Park in the popular Bridge Park neighborhood. Construction is set to begin in late summer, with an estimated opening date in fall 2022.
"Bridge Park offers a unique entertainment-focused destination and we're excited to be a part of the experience for people,” said David Friedman, Global VP of Real Estate for Sandbox VR. “The area is a perfect mix of offices, residential and easy access to the local university."
With more than 25 locations worldwide, Sandbox VR offers a socially immersive gaming experience that provides players a unique combination of full-body motion capture and VR technologies that enable them to transform as they enter into their own action movie. The Bridge Park location will offer four virtual reality rooms in which guests choose between six exclusive immersive worlds designed by their in-house creative team of video game industry veterans.
“We’re glad that Sandbox VR has chosen Bridge Park to open its first central Ohio location,” said Bob Hoying, principal of Crawford Hoying, the owner and developer of Bridge Park. “It adds to the numerous entertainment options available at Bridge Park, offering the neighborhood and its visitors another fun, family-friendly destination to enjoy.”
Together with friends, family or co-workers, players are equipped with a VR headset, a haptic vest, a backpack, and motion sensors on their wrists and ankles. Participants can see and interact with their team through VR goggles while they free-roam together to complete six experiences only available at Sandbox VR, which range from defeating zombies in a haunted mansion to participating in a family-friendly Star Trek space mission. The entire experience lasts around 45 minutes, with 30 minutes of gameplay.
Sandbox VR is the latest establishment announced at Bridge Park, which is already home to numerous entertainment and dining destinations including 16-Bit Bar & Arcade, North Market Bridge Park,VASO Rooftop Lounge, The Pearl, Urban Meyer’s Pint House, Cap City Fine Diner, Pins
Mechanical Co., 16-Bit Bar & Arcade, Frank & Carl’s, Local Cantina, Condado, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Fado Pub & Kitchen, REBoL and more.
For more information on commercial leasing availability at Bridge Park, visit http://www.bridgepark.com/commercial or call 614.333.6415.
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About Sandbox VR
Sandbox is a futuristic fully immersive VR experience for groups of up to 6 where you can see and physically interact with everyone inside, just like the real world. Inspired by Star Trek's Holodeck, our exclusive worlds let you feel like you're living inside a game or movie, and are built by EA, Sony, and Ubisoft veterans. Sandbox VR is backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Gobi Partners, Craft, and Stanford University along with individuals such as Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Kevin Durant, & Will Smith. In here, it's possible. When you enter our worlds, you become the action. Thanks to Hollywood motion capture cameras, 3D precision body trackers, custom hardware, and haptic suits, you get a feeling of transformation you can't get anywhere else. You might forget you left reality. Individual group, event and party bookings available at https://sandboxvr.com/.
About Bridge Park
Bridge Park is the newest and only walkable, mixed-use community in downtown Dublin, Ohio. Spanning 30 acres along the Scioto River, it is the cornerstone of the city’s long-term vision for the Bridge Street District. The unique community features luxury condos, townhomes and apartments, restaurants, shops, Class A office space, entertainment venues, 2,000+ free parking spaces, hotels, an events and conference center and multiple green spaces. To learn more about Bridge Park, visit www.bridgepark.com.
About Crawford Hoying
Crawford Hoying is a full-service provider for each aspect of real estate development, management, construction and sales in today’s dynamic real estate market. At Crawford Hoying, the goal is to add value to each project while maintaining the highest level of integrity. The company’s diverse portfolio includes for-rent and for-sale residential, commercial, hotel, industrial, mixed-use, senior housing and student housing. Crawford Hoying is invested heavily in Ohio, with more than $2 billion in completed and active developments including the transformational Bridge Park in Dublin and the vibrant Water Street District in downtown Dayton. To learn more about Crawford Hoying, visit www.crawfordhoying.com.