Virtual reality rooms have become a real fashion phenomenon.
Starting today, Corte will also have its own, installed in the extension of the M. Bricolage store building.
At its head is Alexander Aliaga, 45 years old. “Originally, I had a background in analytical chemistry and pollution handlinghe explains. And since I was little, I’ve been obsessed! “ Alexander came from the first generation who had a computer as an everyday thing, and he had the idea of creating a project with his friend Michele Simongiovanni, owner of the Ellipse Cinema in Ajaccio.
In 2016, the guy just returned to Corsica, after twenty years spent in Africa. “I needed something to hook me.” After some time, two projects of virtual reality rooms were imagined, one for Kurt and the other for Ajaccio.
Why Kurti? “Because we are geographically in the center of Corsica. And because there is the university.” Thus, the audience.
On the gaming side, Ellipse VR has made the choice To work with the pros Thus presenting a unique show in Corsica.
The educational aspect as well
All multiplayer games and room access allowed from 10 years old. “We have signed a contract with Ubisoft for a VR escape game set in the world of Assassin’s Creed. There is also the basic zombie game, which can only be accessed from the age of 18 because it is very realistic and therefore worrisome.”
Dozens of games are developed by Wanadev and lead the player to a complete immersion in fantastic universes.
“I work with LPI at Yves Alberola, with Gasoline Design studio by Justin Gaslin who is a graphic designer at Ellipse and with Sébastien Bouchet-Penocci from Kompaï, Alexander Yaga lists. I wanted to surround myself with people I know and can count on, especially during this time of the virus.” Tough period, and for good reason: “It was originally scheduled to open on March 15th…”
But the game is not the only centerpiece of the room.
I want to develop the educational aspectDirector announces. In particular, she obtained a license for a program in astronomy and the discovery of the universe. I would like to work with schools and besides, when this is done, Monday and Tuesday will be reserved for pupils. There are also training programmes, for example in the field of firefighting.” Or how virtual reality can become a real educational tool.
Ellipse VR opens its doors today. Business hours will be as follows: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 1 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm.