After taking over France, Germany, Belgium and more, a high-adrenaline, immersive go-karting experience is finally coming to Melbourne. Hop into an electric kart, race around the track, while interacting with virtual game elements projected on the track. BattleKart Melbourne combines video gaming, augmented reality and go-karting to create one unforgettable experience. It’s set to take over a 3000 square metre site in West Footscray, and it aims to open in early 2024.
Feel like a video game character as you rush through the experience. Board your electric kart, marked with your nickname, and zoom through the game. The 2,000 square metre race track not just a path, it’s an arena where you can engage with the scenery, seize bonuses and come up with strategies against your opponents. Up to 12 karts can play simultaneously, making this the perfect experience for outings with friends and family.
Look forward to a variety of game modes, including BattleRace. Complete the most laps within a set time limit, while avoiding traps and attacks from your fellow drivers. Bonuses including speed bursts, a shield for immunity, covering the track with oil to make your opponent lose control and more.
In BattleColour, you’ll split into teams, drive along a gridded track and cover it with the assigned colour of your team.
Aim to become the longest ‘snack’ by collected coloured balls around the track in BattleSnake.
Play a virtual game of soccer with BattleFoot, or fight against a killer virus in BattleVirus.
When you’re not on the track, the venue is expected to have a central snack bar and seating area, so you can watch others play.
One 15 minute session costs $59, and gives you the choice of three game modes. Two sessions cost $110, giving the choice of six game modes, and three sessions cost $150. BattleKart Melbourne is suitable for people of all ages.
An opening date hasn’t been announced yet, but if you’re feeling particularly excited, you can purchase a gift card while waiting.