Ever wanted to go and hang out with Lara Croft, or a human-sized Ratchet or Clank, well you might have your chance. Game Nation have just announced they will be building an Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort.
Dan Ruke, the creator of Game Nation, has said:
“I remember when I was younger and playing video games, soon after finishing a game, I would wish that world was real, so I could be part of it. It’s fantastic, that people will get to realize everything they have seen in a video game, is coming to life at Game Nation”
It is still early days in development however they plan to have chosen a location for the Experiential Theme Park in the next 12 months.
Game Nation™ is the world’s first Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort. Visitors will become players as they step into a realistic re-creation of a world filled with myths, legends and arenas all crying out for their champion. As you pass through the gates, you’ll leave behind all worldly stereotypes. You’re now one of millions, all equal, separated only by your skill, wit, and achievements, which will be proven. Your experience points and score are recognized by the guardians of this domain. As players walk by, recruits are saluted and veterans are bowed down to. You are guided to the armory where you must select your weapon. You choose from majestic relics, whimsical hardware or advanced gear. Here your dreams and fantasies will come to life in adventures yet to be told. You will become anything you like and live out the character you create. But this is no game. It’s real! Welcome to Game Nation!
I may be getting cynical in my old age, and this could just be a really good guerrilla marketing campaign, but I do look forward to seeing City 17 from Half-Life 2, Azeroth from World of Warcraft, or even better any of the locations from Leisure Suit Larry while being attacked by a Zerg rush, or being eaten by a zombie, while wandering around with my very own head crab.