Laser Game Entreprise

Our story

The beginnings of the project

Our story began in 1996 when Patrick Fournier, a fan of science-fiction, opened the first 100% laser game room in France, at rue Colonel-Dumont in Grenoble. Being a fan of paintball as a teenager, he wanted to develop a leisure activity by introducing an innovative concept.

At that time, Patrick Fournier did not have a great deal of means but had the potential. His friends were interested in the project and the father of one of them was an electronics engineer. Together, they developed the first version of the equipment in his garage (the V-1 generation) using recycled materials to make a 100% laser gun and a vest equipped with a meter, diodes and LEDs connected by straps. The equipment was basic but functional, just like the first centre where the maze was designed using recycled materials (tyres, cans, etc.).

Very soon it attracted customers and the V0 generation of the equipment was developed (gun and vest). However, the project came to a sudden halt when they had to close the premises for administrative reasons. Patrick Fournier found himself alone in this project.

Always motivated by the idea of making project a reality, he was full of energy and succeeded in finding a new, functional premises and obtained the required approvals. Players came forward: it was the very first 100% laser game room in France situated at rue Colonel-Dumont in Grenoble.

The birth of a brand

"LASER GAME EVOLUTION"

The very first centre created by Patrick Fournier was named “Laser Game”, and very soon many players wanted to set up a Laser Game in their city. Thus, we realised that there was a potential market to tap into.

It was in 1999, with the V1 generation of the equipment, that we could meet this demand. These were the beginnings of the “Laser Game” brand, which helped us open 4 to 5 new centres near Grenoble.
To continue our development, we chose to create a brand licence. Thanks to this licence, we were able to expand very quickly by providing the necessary equipment to the new centres and training them. It was an instant success! Our customers, operators and players, were all happy.

In order to be different from our competitors, we needed to stand apart. Thus, “Laser Game” became “Laser Game Evolution” and our brand was born. The choice of the word “Evolution” was quite clear because we had been “evolving” since the beginning, both, in terms of methods as well as equipment. It was a word that resonated the most with our values.

At that time, Patrick Fournier did not have a great deal of means but had the potential. His friends were interested in the project and the father of one of them was an electronics engineer. Together, they developed the first version of the equipment in his garage (the V-1 generation) using recycled materials to make a 100% laser gun and a vest equipped with a meter, diodes and LEDs connected by straps. The equipment was basic but functional, just like the first centre where the maze was designed using recycled materials (tyres, cans, etc.).

Very soon it attracted customers and the V0 generation of the equipment was developed (gun and vest). However, the project came to a sudden halt when they had to close the premises for administrative reasons. Patrick Fournier found himself alone in this project.

Always motivated by the idea of making project a reality, he was full of energy and succeeded in finding a new, functional premises and obtained the required approvals. Players came forward: it was the very first 100% laser game room in France situated at rue Colonel-Dumont in Grenoble.

Timeline of major important dates

1995

Creation of the V0 Laser Game equipment

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Creation of the V0 Laser Game equipment by Patrick Fournier, the founder and Chairman of Laser Game Evolution, with the help of his friends.

1995

1996

Opening of the first “Laser Game” centre

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The very first 100% laser game room in France situated at rue Colonel-Dumont in Grenoble.

1996

1997

Launch of the V1 equipment creation project

In collaboration with Xavier Pouillat, the future partner of Patrick Fournier. Use of the first score sheets

1997

1998

Creation of the V1 Laser Game equipment and marketing in the Grenoble centre

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Opening of the first “Laser Game” centres in Avignon, Mérignac and Valence.

1998

1999

Creation of Laser Game Equipement


Opening of the 8th “Laser Game” centre in France.

1999

2001

Creation of a brand licence

To facilitate the development of new centres.

2001

2002

Opening of centres internationally

Switzerland (Villeneuve) 🇨🇭, Portugal (Braga) 🇵🇹 and Spain (Valence) 🇪🇸.

Opening of the 16th “Laser Game” centre in France.

2002

2005

Opening of our 41st “Laser Game Evolution” centre in France.

Creation of the Laser Game Evolution brand that replaced Laser Game for laser games.

Laser game evolution

2005

2006

Creation of Laser Game Communication and launch of the V2 equipment creation project

Laser Game Communication

2006

2007

Entry in a new market with opening of the 1st centre in Belgium (Tournai) 🇧🇪

Opening of the MN4 centre (Spain) 🇪🇸.

2007

2009

Creation of the Laser Lander brand and opening of the first centre in Saintes

Laser Game Lander

Opening of our 74th “Laser Game Evolution” centre in France, including the French overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe)

Creation of the network affiliation contract.

Creation of Squaser (game) in Grenoble that was awarded the 1st prize in the Artinov innovation competition.

Creation of the V2 Laser Game equipment The only laser-recognition equipment with gun and shoulder targets.

Materiel LGE V2

2009

2010

Opening of the “Laser Game Evolution” centres in Béziers, Nantes, Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Lognes, Amiens and Angouleme

Entry in a new market with the opening of the 1st centre in Luxembourg.

Creation of a coordination team consisting of centre heads appointed by the network, in charge of managing the network and facilitating the standardisation of centres.

2010

2011

Opening of our 84th “Laser Game Evolution” centre in France, including La Réunion

Opening of “Laser Lander” centres in Gujan-Mestras, Oyonnax and Agen.

National communication plan over 3 years voted in agreement to increase the communication of the activity at the national level.

2011

2014

Entry in a new market with opening of the 1st centres in Quebec 🇨🇦

First TV campaign with the Canal + group.

Opening of the “Laser Lander” centre in Pontet.

Launch of the V3 equipment creation project.

2014

2016

Marketing of the new equipment V3

Matériel LGE V3

2016

2017

Laser Game Evolution continues to develop internationally

Castellon (Spain),
Ettelbruck (Luxembourg),
Charleroi (Belgium) and Montreal (Canada)

2017

2018

Entry in a new market with opening of the 1st centre in Tunisia (Tunis) 🇧🇪

Development of our international centres with the opening of centres in Namur (Belgium) and Montreal (Canada).

Opening of our 100th “Laser Game Evolution” centre in France.

2018

2020

Opening of the 6th Belgian centre in Braine l’Alleud and the 7th Canadian centre in Montreal Sainte-Catherine

2020

2021

5 new Laser Game Evolution centres to open in the future

Launch of a new Laser Game Evolution website.

New visual identities for Laser Game Entreprise, Communication Equipement et Editions. Laser Game Entreprise.

Laser Game Entreprise
Laser Game Equipement
Laser Game Editions
Laser Game Communication

2021