What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality, or VR, is a new form of video entertainment. Up till now, we’ve always looked at games and movies on a flat screen. Virtual reality allows the player to actually enter the world and be fully immersed in it. You are no longer watching a game, you are inside it. The only way to truly understand VR is to experience it at Escape Virtuality!
This is my first time at Escape Virtuality. What should I expect?
You can expect to be transported into a completely different world! A combination of immersive Escape Room experience and mind-boggling VR experience.
What is the cost of each game?
Guests have a number of choices! From one-hour experience, a two-hour pass to a one-day unlimited pass which also includes escape rooms. Also, our Meltdown Brainteaser Game is at $5, our 1-Hour Passes are for only $35 and our Escape Rooms $39 per person. Also, enjoy our Virtual Reality experiences starting at $5.
What payment types are accepted?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover for online bookings as well as cash in our store.
Is there an age, weight or height requirement?
Escape Virtuality has something to offer for all ages and everyone.
What do I have to wear to play?
Dress fashionably for comfort. These experiences are interactive. Whether you’re going down a virtual roller-coaster, trying to trap ghosts or working up a sweat climbing the augmented reality wall, you’ll be moving around a lot, so you might as well be comfy.
How do I book a session?
You can book a session online through our website https://escapevirtuality.com/ or call 212.300.1075 to book your experience at Escape Virtuality.
What are the hours of operation?
We are open 7 days a week. From Sunday to Thursday we’re open from 12-10PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, we’re open late from 12-11PM. Escape Virtuality is also open on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I’m not a gamer, should I still try it?
Definitely! Not only are there many different games, there are also many different experiences. There are games and experiences for users of all interests. Each game and experience are interactive in a different way. Whether you’re into racing, roller coasters, or skiing we’ve got you covered. Our KatWalk is known for sweating people. So be ready for a work out.
What type of technology is being used?
At Escape Virtuality we have the latest state-of-the-art technology for VR as well as for our Escape Rooms! Ranging from the HTC Vive to the Xtrematic, to the Kat Walk, to a Motion Simulated Subway Train Escape experience. Our sole focus is to provide a unique experience to our customers.
Is special assistance available?
Escape Virtuality is a place where we welcome all our guests who have any kind of disability, with an ADA approved elevator. Our spaces are wide enough for wheelchairs as well. For any further information please call 212.300.1075
Can I wear my prescription glasses/contacts while playing VR?
Yes, you can. Each headset piece is adjustable so that it allows a comfortable and secure fit for all users with or without glasses.
Are the Virtual Reality headsets cleaned between use?
All our headsets are thoroughly cleaned with antibacterial sanitizing wipes after each play session is done. Sanitary face masks are also available upon request.
How many people can play at a time?
The VR games we offer range from single-player to multiplayer experiences. Our Escape Rooms can accommodate bigger bunches of people looking for a singular experience.
Do you serve food and drinks?
We offer a selection of non-alcoholic drinks and soft drinks. Also, for any special events being held in Escape Virtuality we offer catering and we also give our customers the option of bringing their own food/beer.
Can I schedule a school field trip, birthday party, or corporate retreat?
Whether you want to throw a corporate bash, launch event, unforgettable birthday party, a high school reunion, a school field trip or anything in-between Escape Virtuality is happy to accommodate you and your guests. You can select between our packages given on the Events page or for a personalized package contact us at 212.300.1075.
How many Escape Rooms does Escape Virtuality have?
We have 3 immersive motion-simulated Escape Rooms→ Runaway Subway Train, Ghost Collector & Mission Galaxy Rescue. We also have 1 VR Escape Game→ Goblin’s Quest-The Uprising and a 5-minute Escape Game→ The Meltdown
What is the difference between an Escape Room and a Virtual Reality Escape Game?
Escape Virtuality offers both experiences. The difference between the two is that the VR Escape Games require the participants to put on the HTC Vive Headset and the MSI VR One in order to delve into the virtual world whereas our immersive Escape Rooms don’t require any such gadgets and are played in a natural environment.
How do I get out of an Escape room?
The objective of an Escape room game is to get out before the clock runs out, but finding an escape isn’t always easy. Many groups get close but come up a little short of escaping. You can escape the room one of two ways:
- Solve the Clues – Use your wits, critical thinking and communication skills to work with the other players and solve the clues.
- Ask to Leave – You can ask to leave at any time. Also, Escape Virtuality meets the stringent NYC and FDNY Codes including flame proofing.
What ages can play a live room escape game?
Escape Virtuality welcomes players of all ages. Our live room escape game is designed for players that are 12 and older, but younger players can get in on the action by climbing an Augmented Reality Wall or playing many of the VR games on our Rec Room V and many more.
When do I need to arrive to play an Escape Room game?
At least 15 minutes before, especially if this is your first visit to make sure you are there before the room is locked. You will not be permitted into the room if you are late.
How do I reschedule a game?
Games can be rescheduled within 24 hours of booking and no later. You will be charged a $10 fee for rescheduling any game. To reschedule please call us at 212.300.1075
Are cell phones permitted inside Escape Rooms?
You are permitted to carry your devices with you, but the usage of electronic devices or any outside tools are strictly prohibited and you will immediately be removed from the show if you attempt to use them.
Can I play the Virtual Reality/Escape Room games if I’m pregnant?
We wouldn’t recommend most of the activities for women who are pregnant, as they involve a whole lot of physical exercise.
Will I be playing with other participants inside an Escape Rooms?
Unless you book the entire escape room, you may be paired with other players. However, you can purchase all available spots to make it a private event.
How can I work at Escape Virtuality?
At Escape Virtuality we’re always looking to hire new talent. You can submit your job application through the ‘careers’ section of our website https://escapevirtuality.com/careers/ and for any specific information you can call us at 212.300.1075
Will I be refunded if I can’t solve the Escape Puzzle?
We assist groups in trying to solve the Escape puzzles anytime they get stuck, but we don’t offer refunds if you are unable to solve it.
How many people can be accommodated at one time in Escape Virtuality?
Approximately 50-55 people can participate in our activities at one time.
Where is Escape Virtuality located?
Escape Virtuality is located in Manhattan, New York. 130 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
What Subway stop do I need to get off to get to Escape Virtuality?
There are multiple stops that can be taken but Penn Station would be the closest one to our facility.