Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two Bit Circus: An Indoor Amusement Park Downtown

Wow, just out of nowhere did we get wind of an indoor amusement park opening downtown this Summer. Two Bit Circus is set to open with all kinds of strange new games to try. It comes from CEO Brent Bushnell and CTO Eric Gradman. That Bushnell is the son of Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari. Just a little tidbit before we go into this strange new attraction popping up in LA.

Two Bit Circus
678 S Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031

From the different sources we've gone through, including a great recent write-up from the LA Times, the place sounds amazing. It's like a completely new type of arcade or outing.

Games seems to be a mix of digital and arcade games you might find, well nowhere as there made in house. There's going to be games that require up to six people to play. One being a game somewhat like being on the bridge of Star Trek's Enterprise, having to work together to complete task...in space!

There might be an overall story connected to the place too, a greater interactive story element for people to connect to our figure out when they look around. We can only think of Meow Wolf, an interactive mystery house in another state as being anything like that. Or, maybe something like SoCal's interactive horror experience Delusion might come into play

For scale, this place is housed in a giant ware-house downtown. So lots of room and different things to play.

The model for how much it will cost is up-in-the-air. Nothing's been nailed down as it's still not finished.

We did read that it looks like they"ll be a cut-off time for kids so adults can enjoy themselves at 9pm. So it might become a different place at night with adults screaming more than kids about getting to try a machine out.

As for a set date, that's still up in the air, but we"ll update you when the place is open to the public.