Founder: Jonathan Plache
Date Established: 1994
Date Closed: Still Active
Number of Locations: Active Manufacturer - Please contact the manufacturer for number of locations.
Jonathan Plache – Founder
Rod Mudie – Sales Director
Martin Shoebridge – Technical Consultant
First Facility: Ice Station Zero, located in Surrey, UK
Equipment: Veqtor offers three laser tag systems:
- Express WackyBlaster - their low budget, gun-only system for kids and mobile situations
- Classic Veqtor - their most popular, based on their original system
- Max – Veqtor’s best system for high-energy centers, radio-based
Veqtor also features VenturScape, a control program that makes the arena a player as well. For example, if the game selected has mines, energizers, HQs, air raids and snipers, the VenturScape node targets sequence status. A mine might appear in one place, then later somewhere else. If a sniper appears, either you shoot it or it shoots you. When an air raid is signaled, players have to hide in time or they will be hit by it.
History: Veqtor is a laser tag manufacturer based out of Surrey, UK. Veqtor came to be when Veqtor’s founder, Jonathan Plache, took his young son Nic to a nearby Laser Quest and became inspired to create his own laser tag product. Mr. Plache attended the IAAPA trade show in 1994 and as a result, Veqtor was on its way.
Veqtor is one of the several manufacturers that were blessed with Martin Shoebridge’s technical knowledge. Mr. Shoebridge designed and developed Veqtor’s original laser tag system and was a stakeholder in the company.
Veqtor wanted to add some new features into their mainstream Veqtor product range. They saw benefits of absorbing Actual Reality into Veqtor and they at Veqtor UK had a good history with Martin.
So in 2002 Veqtor took over the Actual Reality intellectual property, and had their legal advisors assist in cleaning up the control of Martin Shoebridge’s intellectual property. As part of the deal, Mr. Shoebridge became a part of the Veqtor UK organization. Martin Shoebridge is still actively involved with Veqtor UK and is deeply apart of the latest XBlaster, MAXBlaster, PAQ and VenturScape projects.
Veqtor still manufactures and develops laser tag today.