We’ve already discussed how mobile VR can be an option for your office or team event in this blog post, where we also covered the basics for setting up a mobile VR station and the equipment and environment that’s required. The number of stations available for offsite events cannot really match that of onsite, which means that the multiplayer experiences will be limited. On average, VR offsites can only support 4 stations per event, but don’t worry – VRPlayin has designed many offsite VR activities that are just as fun and challenging for a large group of participants. Today we will walk you through the team building activities VRPlayin can provide to make your next offsite group event a memorable one.
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While our increasing selection of experiences is close to 50 titles and nearly half of them can be shared experiences, we have narrowed our selection to 4 titles that we believe will maximize both the bonding experience as well as the awe effect when it comes to a large number of participants. Each present their own set of challenges and benefits to the team. You may have already tried some of the experiences in a single user setting, but you will be amazed with what we have designed for a more team building experience.
Fantastic Contraption is the title that we have identified to resonate best with your organization. A simple experience at its core, it challenges users to create fantastic “contraptions” as delivery mechanisms to take objects from point A to point B.
Within a team setting, individuals within a group would assume roles and take turns going in VR on site and completing tasks related to their new role. To force communication and cooperation between team members, we would have the rest of the team blind to the actions and experiences of the person in VR. This fosters high engagement and creates a constant communication channel.
KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES
One player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
The logistical catch in this one is that the staff cannot help users defuse the bombs, as each mission will have randomized bomb panels each time. But users will still enjoy the challenge and flex their communication and teamwork muscles.
GOOGLE EARTH VR
If you’ve ever used Google Earth you’ll have an instant understanding of what its VR counterpart can do. The bonus is the scale! Being able to stand at the base of the pyramids and see their size, “walk” on the streets of New York, break your neck looking at the Empire States Building or holding the statue of Jesus in the palm of your hand is a travelling experience like no other.
Within a team setting, Google Earth VR can provide an amazing scavenger hunt around the world. From finding monuments to jumping in street viewer and admiring landmarks up close, the rest of the team is there to support the person in VR and take pictures of the items required for the hunt. Thus, creating memorable team takeaways and bonding them together as if you were actually travelling the globe.
Masterpiece VR enables users to create 3D artworks and models in immersive virtual reality environments. With a palette of tools at their disposal, users can sculpt and manipulate volumes in mid air as well as paint within a 3D space and create volumes through their brush strokes. Multiple users can work on the same project at once, which is where the teamwork aspect comes into play.
Within a team setting, the group can be in VR together, creating something like a Japanese Garden for example. Alternatively, you can all take turns adding to a more complex creation. Communication is encouraged in order to establish what everyone does as well as the overall design and approach of the piece. Teams can compete for the best look-alike, or against the clock with time trial.
We hope the experiences listed above will give you some inspiration for your next team event, regardless of whether it’s in VR or not. The most important thing is to have fun while also creating bonds with your team members!