Inside Virtuam - King’s Lynn’s new virtual reality gaming centre

A simulator game in progress Picture: Chris Bishop

A simulator game in progress Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

You can now walk with dinosaurs, take a skydive or join a shoot-out on a Norfolk industrial estate.

Game on - one of the virtual reality simulators Picture: Chris Bishop

Game on - one of the virtual reality simulators Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A new virtual reality gaming has opened in King's Lynn, offering players the latest hi-tech experience.

Jason Fey, his wife Paula and sons Luke, 20 and Callum, 12, have launched the business on Paxman Road, on the Hardwick Industrial Estate.

A player on a simulator at Virtuam Picture: Chris Bishop

A player on a simulator at Virtuam Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Players wear headsets which immerse them in everything from haunted houses to undersea voyages.

Mr Fey, 51, from Downham Market, wanted to move on from building robots for the pharmaceutical industry, which meant he was often abroad.

Callum Fey, 12, tries his hand on a simulator Picture: Chris Bishop

Callum Fey, 12, tries his hand on a simulator Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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"We saw this on holiday and thought this is something we could do," he said. "You're in it, you're immersed in it, that's what we liked." Sessions cost from £6 for four to 14 minutes, depending which one of hundreds of games a player chooses.

Virtuam's website has more here.

A game in full swing at Virtuam Picture: Chris Bishop

A game in full swing at Virtuam Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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A player's eye view of a game at Virtuam Picture: Chris Bishop

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Jason Fey outside Virtuam in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop

Jason Fey outside Virtuam in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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