There are other ways to enjoy the scenes of ancient battles than visiting old ones,as using the live gaming system that an Australian couple has developed demonstrates. In the past they were just covering their home nation,but now they are aiming for new overseas markets for their technology.
Battlefield Sports co-owners Peter and Nicole Lander will be attending the Live Gaming Summit in London in May as keynote speakers,and launch the next variant of their gaming technology to possible international clients at the event.
At the moment they supply clients in 54 countries,including major theme parks in the UK,US and Singapore
“We just signed a deal on our new technology with Six Flags,one of the biggest theme park chains in North America,for a theme park in Montreal “We also sell to summer camps (in the US),and our game is really good because you can play with a lot of kids at once and they’re all engaged”.
The company even sold a set of its laser sports gear to a member of a royal family last year “I can’t tell you which one,but we sold our tech to a royal family in February 2018,” Ms Lander said.
Tara Croser “Everyone likes to have fun,even the royals”. Battlefield Sports,which was created in 1999,has 12 staff,incorporates technology into wearable gear and laser tag guns,allowing video game enthusiasts to experience their favourite games live and thus build their very own battlefields,perhaps even re-creating an old one,at least on a small scale?.
Although the company now makes around 60 per cent of its revenue from international buyers,Battlefield Sports said it entertains 15,000 Queenslanders each year through private hire of their stuff,and by attending events at the company’s four “battlefields” in the state’s southeast.
The Landers,who are software developers and avid video gamers,have also recently obtained a $100,000 State Government grant that has allowed the company to hire three new full-time local staff members,to make a total of 12,with potential for more growth and local employment as they continue innovating “When we first started we were so tiny,it was just me and Peter,” says Ms Lander “We would just charge people $5 for a ticket just to cover the batteries “With the new technology we think that’s going to open up a whole new area of entertainment”
So besides visiting those famous old battle grounds in Europe,USA and beyond,with a guide / experienced expert,one that can show you all the important parts of the battleground,answer all your questions and give you a real sense of how it all transpired those many years ago,why not look into creating a battlefield of your very own?
For more information on visiting battlefields please see http://www.cgtbattlefields.co.uk/