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Virtual Reality Gaming hits Peru!

Want to explore space, play fetch with a lovable imaginary creature, dodge bullets, or find a new way to practice your boxing skills? Revelation VR, the newest business in Peru, Illinois, can take you there and beyond!

Revelation VR is a virtual reality gaming center that offers a vast array of experiences for all ages. Virtual reality players use headsets to immerse themselves in 3D digitally-generated 360°environments. Hand controls enable players to interact with digital objects and controls within. Experiences run the gamut of exploring worlds, physical challenges like boxing or dance games, or just feeding and playing fetch with some of the cutest creatures you’ve ever imagined. It’s fun. It’s active. And with new games and experiences being created every day, it’s on a high-growth path! As of 2016 the gaming industry was worth around $3.6 billion. By the end of 2017 it had grown to $8.6 billion. By 2023, that number is expected to grow to $32.8 billion. The two found VR while exploring entertainment attractions in other cities. Christopher Brown and Megan Kimmal-Stephens knew from the first moment they experienced VR that they had found exactly the right venture for their partnership to bring to the Starved Rock Region. Each had held a dream of someday owning their own business and this, together, was going to be it. “We wanted something unique within a growing industry that was also going to be a lot of fun” said Megan. Players pay according to how many minutes they play, with longer playtimes costing less, and party packages are also available. Revelation VR currently houses four player stations, but expects to expand as interest grows. Players can pre-book their play time on Facebook or come directly in to their location at 2127 4th Street in Peru IL.

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