As VR experience arcades are getting more and more traction with their applicability, Leeds is one of those areas in the UK leading the charge on testing the waters of popularity. The Hyper Reality Experience merges virtual reality technology with physical sets and multisensory effects to create a fully immersive, multi-player entertainment attraction.

Tick Tock Unlock, which has six escape game sites in four cities, is behind the innovative new experience which opens at Trinity Leeds on Saturday, April 22nd. It is the first in a series of centres to be launched in British cities – ten are planned to be opened by 2019.

Ali Khan, director of the Hyper Reality Experience and Tick Tock Unlock, said: “Our brand new Hyper Reality Experience centre is a game changer for the tech industry in Leeds – you can’t get anything like this in the UK. Using state-of-the-art technology, we’ve pushed the boundaries of gaming to take it to a whole new level.

“Players can immerse themselves in an experience that is out of this world, combining video game, virtual reality, real-world and theatrical elements. It really has to be seen to be believed.”

The attraction is now open. For more information, visit

Tom Ffiske