Funovation Debuts RAID at IAAPA Expo

After debuting their signature Laser Maze Challenge a decade ago, the Colorado-based Funovation unveiled their newest product today at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida; an entirely new attraction named RAID. 

RAID, which stands for Rapid Alien Invasion Defense, offers mission-based challenges in pursuit of an ultimate goal: To beat planet-consuming probes sent to earth by an alien race – the Foci Storm. The entertainment attraction industry’s leading engineers have created a new technologically-advanced gameplay featuring aliens, puzzles, and an opportunity to save the world.

“Our newest attraction puts players at the center of the Aft Covin Union – a secret government organization charged with protecting the planet. The ACU asks players to go undercover and disable the probe without gaining the attention of alien surveillance,” says John Bonvallet, CTO of Funovation. Gameplay requires nimble navigation and puzzle solving within a time limit to evade alien detection and ensure mission completion.

“Pioneering technology for fun is in the DNA of Funovation,” said Ryan Borton, CEO of Funovation. The company’s premier product, the Laser Maze Challenge with Beam Buster, has continued to set the standard for the industry since its 2007 introduction, incorporating Oculas 3 moving lasers and TriNet 2 technology to enable component updates without shutting down gameplay. “Our team of engineers are devoted to continuous technological innovation, and Funovation extends that dedication with this new release.”

RAID’s fully inclusive turnkey installation means customers need only to provide the power and an 120 square foot area for the attraction.

RAID Key Features:

  • Immersive and interactive structure
  • Repeat play encouraged
  • Multiple levels (Washington D.C. and Tokyo released)
  • Scoring leaderboard fosters competition
  • Periodic gameplay upgrades and innovation
  • Integrated and evolving storyline

RAID Specifications:

  • 10×10 ft (3×3 m) gameplay area
  • 120 ft2 (36.5 m2) footprint
  • Turnkey installation
  • Under 2 minute throughput

RAID joins Funovation’s 300+ product locations in 29 countries.


We’ll be sitting down with Funovation’s CVO, Ted Ziemkowski, tomorrow during the IAAPA Expo, where we will learn more about the attractions. Stay tuned for more information!

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