Wade Randall describes himself as a “video game geek.”
Now, he’s about to share that love with the community in Harrisburg.
Conquer the escape room Not new to the area, but for now, the business is now adding an aspect of gaming to the community. It will be accompanied by 12 “high-end” computers, and settings for virtual reality. This includes the Hologate, a multiplayer virtual reality system that uses haptic vests and hand controllers.
The company will also have six modern consoles including three Playstation 5s, three Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switches. There is also a “retrostation”, which includes Playstation 1 and Nintendo 64.
“(You can play) any and every game you could think of, and if we didn’t have it, we’d make it,” said owner Wade Randall. “…the basic concept is just to create a social space for players to be able to play with the latest hardware… we kind of want to take advantage of the number of people who are playing and give them the best possible experience and at an affordable price ever.”
It’s inside a massive facility that measures about 100,000 square feet, according to Randall, and includes escape rooms, a trampoline park, and basketball courts.
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Looking to add an adult lounge, bar in 2023
Alongside the new gaming center, Randle said the company expects to add an 18-foot by 20-foot bar on the top floor, along with classic arcade games. It is expected to open in January of 2023. The company is expected to target the elderly with its classic and board games.
“This is where we’ll have more of the traditional stuff, but it’s something futuristic,” Randell said.
Within the gaming zone, Conquer will also plan to serve alcoholic beverages including beer and wine once it goes live. The plan is to add snacks like chips, soda, and candy.
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Tournaments and Leagues Plans
Conquer Gaming plans to host tournaments and leagues as well once it goes live. There will be great prizes.
Possible prizes include $3,000 cash prizes, TVs, game consoles, and 3,090 gaming computers, which is the “best.” Tournament games include Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Smash Bros – to name a few.
At Conquer Gaming, the opening weekend will be completely free for two hours of gameplay.
For the opening month, it will be ‘buy an hour, get an hour free’.
- Premium Station (including 3,090 high-end PC, VR index): $7 an hour
- PCs: $6 an hour, $14/3 hours.
- Consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X): $4/hour, $10/3 hours
- Retrostation: (Playstation 1, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch): $3 an hour
For consoles, Conquer will offer GamePass, so users can download specific games they want to play, and they can even sign into their Playstation and Xbox accounts.
Conquer Gaming will also offer $20 per day passes that expire at midnight, or all-night tickets for $25.
The focus of the business is to make it affordable. With COVID-19 throwing a wrench into the supply chain, Randall noticed that chips were expensive, so he decided to make it easier to play.
“We are not going to increase the cost of remote controls… We are not going to. We are basically trying to provide the most luxurious and upscale experience possible, and for the least amount of money possible,” Randell said. “We’re not building it to be a profit center, but we want to build a community.”
The business is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. And then on weekends business will be open from 11am to 8am the next day. The Conquer Escape Room and Gaming is located in Harrisburg at 310 Industrial Rd. The Game Center will launch on October 1.