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about us

pop up gaming (pug) is a unique live interactive experience marrying social interaction with immersive virtual reality. part video game, part live stage show, we want to inspire people to learn of the wonders of vr while being educated on the potential pitfalls of it. we want to do all this with people interacting together through technology, in a social setting like a live stage show. we think of this as theatrical gaming. we defy convention and are unlike any other game or stage show that came before and we look to push the interactive industry further.

our mission

pop up gaming wants to create exciting new live action experiences using the wonders of new technologies such as vr and ar.

keep an eye out for us on kickstarter

touring vr

pop up gaming (pug) wants to be your one stop solution for any and all vr sales and rentals. all of our solutions are turn key and set up in minutes. we offer both single player and multiplayer solutions. our single player pelican cases are great for solo room-scale adventure while our full multiplayer carts are excellent from anywhere from 2 to 4 players a cart. we offer weekly rentals so people can try vr in the privacy of their own home. we are rent out of carts for a variety of activities. our pug puzzle, escape the room experience is an amazing way to try multiplayer vr supporting 2-16 players. it is ideal for all kinds of parties, special occasions, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, charity events, birthdays, graduations, corporate events, and team building. we can even help you set it up if needed. we also sell all of our vr solutions as well as license our custom pug puzzle, escape the room experience.

have another idea or application for touring vr? please contact us as we can custom design a solution perfect for your needs.







pixel and the amazing technicolor headset

pop up gaming (pug) is a unique live interactive experience marrying social interaction with immersive virtual reality. part video game, part live stage show, we want to inspire people to try the wonders of vr while being educated on the potential dark futures of it. we want to do all this with people interacting together through technology, together in a social setting. we think of it as theatrical gaming. our show, “pixel and the amazing technicolor headset” is about a pug dog that has come back from the future to 2016, the year of vr! he will enlighten us to the many uses and wonders of the technology and also warn us of the future of all of humanity in vr. we don’t want to end up overweight lazy slaves to the computers!

you, the player have taken the initiative to come down to pop up gaming and consult the pug on your future. unfortunately, the pug did not come back alone. he was followed back in time via terminator rules by evil robots from the future. we are safe for now, but eventually they will find this pop up gaming center so you will be divided into teams to train in vr. you will be immersed along with others right beside you into the worlds of vr. through various team based vr mini games, you learn the potential of the benefits of vr in our everyday life while viewing and understanding the warning signs of the addiction and pitfalls of vr all the time. the team with the best record will be chosen to be our best chance in fighting alongside the pug dog in defeating the robots sent back to this time. you must safe guard the future and will hopefully leave with a better understanding of vr and its applications. pug will combine amazing vr with live actors and ar to combine into a truly unique mixed reality experience. we look to blur the line between live theater and video games!

our team

harrison j. goodbinder, president, holds a bachelor of fine arts in theater production from mason gross school of the arts at rutgers university, and a masters of science in entertainment business from full sail university. as a freelance entertainment technician based out of the greater new york city area for a great many years, harrison has worked for a number of companies producing a wide range of live events and productions both touring and otherwise. harrison has been passionate gamer for as long as he can remember and an avid vr fan since the early 90s. he has combined amazing immersive vr with the wonders of a live stage show. his diverse background, and hands-on approach, has ensured that he will make sure the show goes on, no matter what, even if it is virtual.

stephen strauss, vice president of operations, holds bachelors of science in chemistry and molecular biology from mit, and a masters of science (and ph.d., abd) in mineral economics (operations research) from the colorado school of mines. stephen has worked in the scheduling, optimization, and it consulting fields for over 30 years with at&t labs and other companies and brings all this experience to pug. stephen is responsible for all operations and administration duties.

sabrina strauss, vice president of technology, holds bachelors of science in physics from rutgers university and a masters of science in physics, specializing in nuclear physics from university of notre dame. sabrina has worked at multiple national laboratories doing research and writing analysis software. sabrina is responsible for all technology compatibility and operations during use.

pixel, hails from the far future where virtual reality is a key part of our everyday life. he returned to our time to educate us on the wonders of vr while avoiding the perils of them that has him so worried for our future.

partners

please contact us for touring vr sales and rentals as well as game licensing for the pug puzzle, escape the room experience.