November 7, 2017– Mooresville, IN – Northern Texas entertainment franchise Alley Cats contracted us for a laser tag arena in its new expansion facility. In addition to laser tag, the nearly 60,000-square-foot entertainment facility added rock climbing, bowling, Lazer Frenzy and more to its pre-existing Putt-Putt Fun Center location in Hurst, TX. Tasked with a third arena for the growing franchise, our president Armando Lanuti aimed for a unique design.
“They wanted to do a different theme for their second location and they wanted to do something unique that really hadn’t been seen much in the laser tag side of things before,” said Lanuti. “So we did a really cool custom steampunk theme for Alley Cats and another one of our clients at the same time. We collaborated amongst everybody to create a really cool looking theme for them.”
Upon entering the arena, players must navigate through brick and sheet metal barriers to square off against their opponents. Additionally, girders, barrels and podiums with moving propellers act as obstacles and improvised cover for players under siege. Custom airbrushed window murals line the walls with the silhouettes of Victorian-style buildings. A tall, ornate clock tower sits in the center of the room as players weave around the prop during game play.
Creating unique spaces isn’t without its own set of challenges. Often times, our engineers must work with existing structures to find a design that best fits the allotted space.
“We had to do some creative engineering,” explained Lanuti. “Because of some ceiling height issues with some existing infrastructure that was a part of that space.”
For Alley Cats, Creative Works was a natural first choice for the arena design.
“We were their first choice,” Lanuti stated. “This is the third laser tag we’ve done for them. They’ve also purchased multiple Lazer Frenzy games from us and other attractions over the years. At their original location we built a custom sci-fi theme because they were called Alley Cats with a kind of 1950’s motif. Then, they had us update that with a more modern look earlier in the year and then we just built this new location for them.”
Alley Cats’ Hurst expansion is now open to the public as the entertainment facility finishes construction on the new building.
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