With the help of immersive reality experience company Zero Latency, Melbourne carpenter Alex Lackovic, turned a game of Zombie Outbreak, a hit VR game in Australia, into a custom built backdrop to pop the question. It is also reportedly the first virtual wedding proposal in the country.
The 25-year-old had always joked about his relationship with girlfriend, Kelly Lynn Norman, saying that it felt like they were "virtually engaged", which led to the idea.
According to news.com.au, Alex had approached the company a month before the big day with a vague idea to propose after a Zombie Outbreak game, as Kelly was a zombie fan.“We wanted to do it because we love making experiences that excite people and make them happy. It was a great opportunity to show what virtual reality can do - it’s not just games," Zero Latency’s chief technology officer Scott Vandonkelaar said.
When the big day came, Alex and Kelly headed to Zero Latency with a bunch of friends for a zombie-slaying session, as part of Alex's "birthday present". The game took a surprise and super romantic turn when the system 'rebooted' and transported the pair to a recreation of Kelly's favourite place - a tree in front of her grandma's place in South Africa, where she had spent her time with friends as family as a kid. There, Alex dropped down on a virtual bended knee.
Want to see how the proposal turned out? Check out the video!