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VoyageAustin recently interviewed the Co-Founder of Battleground Ranch in Texas, Alex Avetian.
Battleground Ranch is run by Alex and her husband Sam.
After the couple moved to Austin they started talking about the idea of using a technology Sam saw in Australia to create a new outdoor gaming experience and take laser tag to the 21st century.
That technology is SATR3 by Battlefield Sports.
Using infrared guns with this software allows them to program the gaming guns to function as whatever they want and change gun functionality during gameplay.
Their vision: create Call of Duty in real life.
"So changing the public’s perception has been the biggest struggle, but everyone that experienced Battleground Ranch has been impressed with the video game-like experience and a totally different game-play they were not expecting. I think our reviews speak for themselves," she said.
Alex explains that Battleground Ranch is an IR Combat arena that recreates first-person shooter video games in real life. Imagine playing Call of Duty in real life with weapon upgrades, perks, and ammo drops.
"We utilize Infrared technology that allows Battleground Ranch to run games on 5 acres day and night with accurate guns up to 700 ft. Some game-play examples are Battle Royale, Domination, and more. Anything players are used to doing in FPS games we can recreate at Battleground Ranch."
"For advanced gamers, we can enable Friendly Fire, we can create custom characters/classes and enable specific era modes like WW2 and only allow for those types of weapons to be used," she said.
To add COD IRL to your attraction or laser tag venue, contact your local Battlefield Guru.