NYC’S BEAT THE BOMB EXPANDS NATIONALLY, COLLECTING 7 MILLION USD TO BRING IMMERSIVE DIGITAL GAMING TO ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC AND BEYOND | Wender Mind Kids

 NYC'S BEAT THE BOMB EXPANDS NATIONALLY, COLLECTING 7 MILLION  USD TO BRING IMMERSIVE DIGITAL GAMING TO ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC AND BEYOND

BROOKLYN, New York, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — hit the bombthe world’s first immersive social video game company, has announced it has stepped up $7M out new York-based conversion venture capital (CVC2) and Paris-based Otium Capital, along with several angel investors. That Brooklyn-based company will use the funds this year to launch its premium entertainment concept AtlantaIn a relationship with Jamestownand to Washington, D.Cwith Douglas Development Corp.

hit the bomb is immersive video game set in the real world,” said CEO & Founder Alex Patterson. “Since 2017, we’ve been using technology to build human connections through hi-tech game spaces, proprietary multiplayer games and special effects hit the bomb in 50 cities worldwide in the next 5 years.”

Described as “Mission Impossible meets Double Dare,” teams of 4-6 players undertake a series of 10-minute games during an hour-long Beat The Bomb experience, delivered via the company’s patented room-based gaming system using touchscreens, motion sensors, RFID Readers, projection screens and laser maze hardware. In the final room, players – in hazmat suits and helmets – must work together to defuse a paint bomb before their time runs out, or #GetBlasted! 90% of teams lose on the first try, but players can come back to try again or play different playsets (missions) with new endings like a foam bomb. Competitive players can choose to go head-to-head in Battle Mode and qualify for Pro League tournaments with cash prizes. When starting from Atlantathe company’s gaming system will be programmed to facilitate digital gameplay between locations.

Patterson saw game shows, escape rooms, arcade games, action films, and more recently esports as inspiration for Beat The Bomb. “Most video games isolate a person with their gaming device,” said Patterson, a Harvard College and UVA Law School graduate and an early executive at Tough Mudder. “At Beat The Bomb, we set out to build an immersive, real-world video game platform and multiplayer games that would foster shared memories and stronger relationships between players.” The company’s customers include corporate groups, family outings, school trips and celebrations in the circle of friends. After the experience, the bomb room becomes a photo booth and players receive photos and videos of their experience.

Hit the Atlanta bomb will open this autumn at 1483 Chattahoochee Avenue NW in London’s up-and-coming Upper Westside Atlanta. The property owned by Jamestown, is known for its dynamic mixed-use properties, including the nearby Westside Provisions District and Ponce City Market. Beat The Bomb DC will then open in this winter Washington, D.Cat Hecht Warehouse/Ivy City in partnership with Douglas Development Corp. In collaboration with renowned design build company ARCO/Murray, Beat The Bomb’s Atlanta and DC will feature glass-walled Bomb Rooms, a beer garden and The Bomb Bar, a full-service bar offering signature cocktails and slushies paired with a light dining menu. The locations will also each feature multiple Game Bays, 150 square meter, triple-walled gaming areas with dedicated seating, allowing players to choose from 20 hyper-social 2-5 minute games developed by Beat The Bomb’s in-house gaming studio became .

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the company also started Defeat the bomb virtually, a 45-minute experience that sees players log on to Beat The Bomb’s website from anywhere in the world to play the company’s growing library of virtual multiplayer games. Built for team building, the platform is perfect for companies with remote and hybrid work environments. Customers include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Citi, NYUEtsy, PwC, OpenDoor and the United Nations.

For more information on Beat The Bomb, see www.BeatTheBomb.com

About BEAT THE BOMB

BEAT THE BOMB is the world’s first immersive social video game company. The company’s first location for the multiplayer live gaming challenge is in Dumbo, Brooklyn and uses an innovative digital, interactive gaming system to reinvent the intersection between technology and human social connection for entertainment. Since opening in 2017, Beat The Bomb has hosted over 175,000 players from all over the world new York, the US and the world, including hundreds of corporate team outings, school groups and non-profit organizations. It is among the highest ranking activities in all NYC 4.9 stars out of 5 based on its 7,000 Google reviews and the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award. Beat The Bomb offers a wide range of special events services including STEM camps, birthday parties for children and adults, corporate tournaments and bachelorette parties. Beat The Bomb is expanding across the country in 2022. Visit www.BeatTheBomb.com and follow the company on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @beatthebomb.

Around ALEX PATTERSON

Alex Patterson is Founder and CEO of Beat The Bomb based in Brooklyn, NY. Earlier in his career, Alex was a tax attorney with the law firm of Davis Polk in NYC, and an early executive at events company Tough Mudder. In 2016, he undertook a 12-month research project to create a multiplayer digital game room experience that became Beat The Bomb. A native of Brooklyn and a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law, has been a guest on The Today Show and Good Morning America and has been quoted in USA Today, TimeOut New York and the NY Post. He holds a US patent for a “Multi-Game Challenge with Accrued Time”.

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