In the early months of 2007, Craig (our founder) hung up his tools after 25 years of making handcrafted furniture and started looking for a new adventure. He bought a van, and started searching the internet for "businesses you can run with a van".
This is what he came up with. We still don't really know how.
On July 1, 2007, Battlezone Playlive was officially unleashed on the world, with a humble armoury of 10 Scorpions and big plans for the future. Since that time, we've secured the iconic Maitland Gaol as our primary venue, have an armoury approaching 140 gaming guns, and have had the privilege of hosting over 60,000 players in our 12 years of operation.
We can't wait to see what's in store for us next!
Founder and co-owner of Battlezone Laser Tag, Craig has been running his own businesses since emigrating to Australia from Canada over 35 years ago (hence the callsign!).
Co-founder and owner, Joyce a.k.a. Bluey co-ordinates all of our bookings and ensures everyone is prepped and ready to go before arriving on-site!
Ryan a.k.a. Rex is responsible for creating much of our marketing materials, including photography and our website! He'll stop by the Gaol from time to time so he can keep his skills sharp!
Noxie puts in a ton of work both on-site and behind the scenes to ensure your experience is as compelling and engaging as possible! Noxie's responsible for some of our latest and greatest missions, and loves about what we do. Jared is also our ‘head warden’ for our newest adventure: Get Out Escape Rooms!
Excitable, short and loud. I'm an artist with a horridly strong competitive nature when it comes to anything I can challenge someone with. I've played video games but it doesn't match the fun of playing it in real life!
Qualified chef, tram driver in Melbourne, rostering admin, RFS communications and firefighter. Usually found tinkering on cars or 3D printing, I've always got projects on the go! As a gamer I'm often backing up my husband in games as a sniper.
Aquaman is our marine specialist. You may have heard of the Special Boat Service- our very own Aquaman takes Battlezone to a whole new level beyond that! Not one for small talk, he prides himself on swimming quietly into a hot situation, striking swiftly before disappearing. A multi weapon specialist he's an asset to any team. Oh and having fun is high on his priority list!
Doc is the Battlezone medical team member. Whilst healing the body and leaving no one behind is part of her mantra - put a sniper rifle in her hand and she's quite happy to dish out more than her team receives! Doc will quietly scope out solutions but be careful - once she gets going in the heat of battle, her orders can be loud and distinctive!
He may be a man of peace and healing, but put a weapon in his hand and he transforms into something else! Rev's favorite weapon is the P90 and he can be seen in full battle cry at our regular extreme sessions. Favorite games are VIP rescue and Domination. Rev loves to rally the troops and get everyone into the action!