Walltopia constantly upgrades the artificial caves we offer in order to make them more fun and enhance the experience for the end-users. We develop new obstacles (like the recent addition of the Bridge and the Spider Net) and we add gamification features - our caves are currently the only ones on the market to offer the option of in-built educational games.
But the most important thing we focus on is safety. Artificial caves are by default, complex structures and require attention to details, in order to get things right. That is why our teams are making sure every element of potential danger is eliminated in the first place.
One of the ways we make sure our caves are safe is by carefully choosing materials used in the fiberglass structure. Every cave that Walltopia produces is made with fire-retardant GRP, which significantly reduces the risk of fire spreading through the tunnels and caverns. This is what allowed our caves to comply with the European standard EN 13501-1:2018.
In the video above, we are testing this in reality. Watch the comparison between a regular panel and our fire-retardant GRP to see what happens when each of them is treated with fire.
Walltopia’s expertise in the climbing industry and specifically in the design of rock-realistic climbing walls has naturally led to the idea of building artificial caves. To this day, we have installed 17 projects worldwide, one of them being Green Box in Beijing, China, which is the largest artificial cave in the world.
We are also the first company to produce walking exploration caves and integrate them with the Gamifier – a gamification system by our partners at Techtopia.
This year at the IAAPA Expo visitors at our booth #1686 will have the chance to experience one of our caves in real life. The model we’re showcasing features both walking exploration and gamification.
Edutainment in practice
The walking exploration cave consists of chambers that resemble real caverns. It offers an educational caving experience – the participants walk through various rock formations and learn about the underground world just as if it was formed by nature.
Level up visitors’ experience with Gamifier
The Gamifier is an interactive scoring platform that applies gamification principles to the world of active entertainment increasing the number of repeatable visits. When a Gamifier is integrated into a Walltopia Cave, it enhances the entire caving experience and makes it much more interactive. It features many fun games, a scoring system, and competitive modes. At the same time, the Gamifier has educational benefits, as many of its games are focused on acquiring knowledge about nature’s wonders. One of our favorite games is searching for and collecting fossils – the more you discover, the more points you score.