Starting up in the morning

  1. Ensure all Base Stations are on
  2. Put on the PC and keyboard
  3. Wait till Windows starts up (FOREVERLAND wallpaper visible)
  4. Put on the Link Box (round blue button – green LED will light up)

Making a customer play

  1. Start Steam (shortcut on Desktop)
  2. Start SteamVR (goggles icon in top right corner of Steam window)
  3. Ensure the customer is standing within the play area
  4. Start the controllers (LED will go from off, to blue, to green) and make the customer wear them (adjust wrist strap for a snug fit)
  5. Make the customer wear the headset (click HERE to see video)
  6. Starting a game
    1. Use the keyboard to start a game (from Steam Library section)
    2. OR allow the customer to start a game from within the SteamVR Home environment (which they see in the headset)
      1.  If you wish to see the SteamVR Home environment on-screen, select the “Display VR View” option from the hamburger menu of SteamVR window

Once a customer is done

  1. Exit Steam
  2. Exit SteamVR
  3. Wipe down the controllers and the foam pads of the headset with a sanitizing wipe (this prevents smell due to perspiration)

Shutting down at night

  1. Put off the Link Box (round blue button – green LED will switch off)
  2. Shut down the PC and switch off the keyboard

How many games will customers have?

We use an open gaming platform, which has hundreds of Virtual Reality games / content. From that, we initially curate a set of 10 games / content. The games are purchased in an account made for the customer, using their email id and preferred payment method. The customer has full control of this account and can purchase additional games / content, as they desire.

What kind of gaming setups can we provide the customer, and what are the ballpark costs?

The gaming PC hardware is sourced locally, while the Virtual Reality hardware is imported from various countries. Almost every aspect of the hardware can be customized. Thus, sourcing prices vary, based on the final hardware specifications and USD rate. We have a fixed consulting fee equal to 15% of the final hardware sourcing cost.

Following are the 3 broad type of set-ups that can be offered (prices are pre-GST):

Minimum Recommended Ultra
i5 based
i7 based
i9 based
Virtual Reality kit
Vive Pro 2
Vive Pro 2
Vive Pro 2
Wireless adaptor
Wireless adaptor
Wireless adaptor
Regular audio strap
Regular audio strap
Deluxe audio strap
2 x Base Station 2.0
4 x Base Station 2.0
4 x Base Station 2.0
2 x Wand controller
2 x Wand controller
2 x Index controller
Sourcing cost (approx.)
INR 3 to 3.5 lakh
INR 4 to 4.5 lakh
INR 5 to 5.5 lakh

For further understanding, ballpark local street prices and indicative import prices are as follows:

  • i5 based: INR 1,25,000
  • i7 based: INR 1,65,000
  • i9 based: INR 2,00,000
  • Vive Pro 2 (wired): INR 1,70,000 to 1,95,000
  • Wireless adaptor: INR 10,000 to 16,000
  • Deluxe audio strap: INR 8,000 to 11,500
  • Base Station 2.0 (single): INR 28,000 to 37,000
  • Index controller (pair): INR 45,000 to 55,000

In addition to the above, for discerning customers, we also source Virtual Reality accessories such as haptic feedback vests, imitation guns/weapons and mobility platforms.

What are the hardware warranties? Is regular servicing required?

The computer hardware has standard warranties based on the hardware procured. If required, AMC can be arranged for it. An AMC for software / game-play support can also be arranged, if required.

The Virtual Reality hardware, being unavailable in India, is fully imported without warranty and has limited repair support in India. We, along with our existing customers, have been using this equipment since 2019 and have not faced any issues till date (apart from normal degradation due to wear and tear).