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New business brings a new way to game

A child plays in a VR pod at Reality Bytes VR Arcade.

MUNCIE, Ind.--- Every small business starts with an idea, and for Reality Bytes VR Arcade that idea came from the Rizzo’s 13-year-old son.

“We thought of how awesome it would be to create our own VR arcade,” Elijah Rizzo said. 

Reality Bytes VR Arcade includes different VR games people can rent as well as typical arcade games. Along with the games, the business reaches out to the community in large events.

“When you put on a VR headset, you are completely immersed in the experience,” Beth Rizzo said. 

For the Rizzo’s, this business has become their life. Every family member has a certain role and has found their passions through it. 

Being a one-of-a-kind business in Muncie did have the Rizzo’s wondering if people would stick to the idea.

“It’s just so rewarding to know we have created that space for people to come relax, enjoy, escape reality and really just find another outlet,” Beth said. 

You can visit the Reality Bytes VR Arcade Facebook page for more information on deals and new games.

Contact Anna Chalker with comments at alchalker@bsu.edu