A thrilling, fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping war game, where teams battle it out until there’s only one left standing. Sounds exciting, right? A couple of months ago, seven delawarians organized such a laser tag game at our Ghent office. The game was programmed by delaware and Zeus WPI and was sponsored by Facetheaction.be. Looks like we’ve found the perfect ingredients to a fun and unique night at the office: laser tag, students, and pizza!
Laser tag engages all of your senses as you try to assess the danger. Since every game starts with the right equipment, delaware provided the following tools:
Starting point? 3 home bases, equipped with detection capacity & status information; a live scoreboard and storage of the stations and gun shots.
All students were given a warm welcome, after which they received the first instructions. A bit later, the teams were put together and the topics were picked … Ready, set, code!
Some concepts that popped up:
As the evening progressed, the teams would go through all kinds of emotional stages. Hacking, frustration, doubt - music in the background - followed by laughter, joy, victories. After some struggles, everyone was headed in the right direction, eating some pizza 🍕and having fun!
Time was running out and there was still a lot of work to do before the teams could actually bring forward a working game. A bit more focused effort lead to the following results:
Eventually, the first half of the group got to play their own laser tag game. They went over the rules, turned on the Nerf guns, and installed the anti-camper app. Chaos! The fight ended with a few survivors from the one team, who completely destroyed the by then undefended base of the other team. Round two was the perfect opportunity for the underdog to take revenge.
Then, the other half got to play. After discussing the rules and tactics one more time, an equally intense struggle followed between the two groups of gunslingers. That battle also ended with a clear team of winners. Unfortunately, a second round with a new strategy didn’t do the trick. Final score: 2-0.
Special thanks go to our partners Zeus WPI and Facetheaction.be, the delaware core team (Jaro Greniers, Ward Lanssens, Jelle Hoste, Maarten Herthoge, Lissah Blommaert, Lies Dewachtere and Michiele Creve) and of course, all the students who made it an unbelievable first edition!
See you next year?