Have you ever wanted to be in the movies or be part of a videogame? At The Void @ Resorts World Genting in Genting Highlands, you can sort of experience what that is like.
Here, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on four hyper-reality experiences that might – at times – seem “more real than real”.
Why you should go
The Void spans 650sq m and is said to be the biggest centre outside of North America, and the first in Asia. It’s fun, interactive, and you get the chance to immerse yourself in virtual reality.
What to do
The Void is similar to a laser tag game – it’s untethered so you aren’t bound to any contraptions but are free to wander around within the game itself. However, it’s a step-up from laser tag because everything is in virtual reality and feels like you’re in “another dimension” or in the game itself.
There are several games to play at The Void. In Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire, you and your team travel to the molten planet of Mustafar with a mission of recovering Imperial intelligence. Alongside droid K-250, you must navigate through dangerous territory, disguised as stormtroopers. So, grab your blaster, solve puzzles, and fight giant lava monsters to fulfil your orders.
“If there’s something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call?” That’s right – ghostbusters. You and your team get the opportunity to become ghostbusters as you track down supernatural foes in a New York apartment complex that is haunted by a creepy ghost. So, strap on a positron collider, get into the building, and bust any apparitions you might encounter.
There is also Ralph Breaks VR where you can sneak onto the Internet disguised as “Netizens” to play the newest, coolest video-game. Shoot retro alien spaceships, squash pixel bugs, and fend off hordes of bunnies and kitties in the Pancake Milkshake Diner while you team up with Ralph and Vanellope in a race against time to see who can rack up the highest score. But beware, an evil security system shows up, threatening to take you and your new buddies offline … permanently.
Nicodemus: Demon Of Evanishment is set in Chicago, where a demonstration in the Electro-Spiritualism Exhibit at the Chicago World Fair brings something terrible into the world. An unknown creature lures guests down into an Evanishment Room, from where they never return. Do you dare to venture in?
Before you play any of the games, though, you will first need to sign an indemnity form. Everything is automated so it’s a fast and simple process at one of the online terminals at The Void.
There are lockers to put your stuff in (you won’t be able to bring your bag with you into the game room). Also, you will need to suit up and listen to a briefing before embarking on your adventure. This is very important so do pay attention for your own safety.
The games can be very realistic so if you’re afraid of heights or sudden movement, it might seem a bit scary at first. But once you’re into it, it can be really fun.
Who will like it
You must be at least 122cm tall, and 10 years of age or older to play any of the games at The Void. Guests under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to sign the liability waiver form.
The Void is located at the First World Plaza in Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang.
If you’re not driving there, you can always take the resort’s bus from the 1Utama Bus Terminal in Petaling Jaya.