The Giant Screen Cinema, at the city’s Millennium Point science park, will host the larger than life event this Tuesday, and believe that it could be the first of many to come to town.
Gamers of all ages will be invited to form teams and shifting alliances as they battle an alien menace from beyond the stars. At stake could be the very survival of Planet Earth itself. The game is called [Renga] and its creators describe it as “an interactive, cinematic game that mixes new technology, adventure and a wry sense of humour to turn the traditional hero’s journey on its head.
“Ambushed and left for dead in deep space, the audience must work together to rebuild their ship and return home,” they say.
“While fighting off satellite warships, harvesting asteroids and constructing defences, the audience must build consensus on a ship fraught with politics – and that’s before confrontation with the alien mothership.”
Presented by wallFour, a new live event gaming company based at Birmingham Science Park, the action will be played out on the cinema’s giant digital screen, which is 95ft tall and 72ft wide.
Via Gary Hayes