Immersive Street Games

Outbreak!

A role playing, interactive event designed to thrust Science, interpretation and decision making into the hands of willing participants. A mysterious outbreak takes hold of the city and is threatening the whole country. In an high-pressure interactive street game, teams work to identify the nature of a disease and devise an action plan to save the country, before time ran out!

A collaboration between the University of Manchester, PlayFuel and Oropendola Productions, the event took place on 1 day involving 4 locations and over 30 volunteers and staff, 5 immersive videos and live recordings. This was the most ambitious and creative science communication project the team had been involved in.

The event was selected as one of the top 5 things to do at the Manchester Science Festival and received a fantastic reception,  we aim todevelop the idea further and adapted the approach for alternative scenarios.

For more information visit this page

 



Downpour!

Could you help save your city from extreme flooding?

With friends you can work in teams to devise a quick response to disaster, tackle political issues, influence policy makers and lobby your way through some very sensitive issues; Includingupland management, grouse shooting and sheep!

A collaboration between the University of Manchester, PlayFuel and Oropendola Productions, with support from the Arts Council, MSF and Social Science Festival. It was delivered on two days and involved multiple locations and a dedicated team of volunteers, actors, musicians, short films and live recordings. This was an ambitiousand creative science communication project which built on the strengths of Outbreak but in a much more portable format.

The event received a fantastic reception and this year we are hoping to deliver this to other festivals and around the UK.

For more information visit this page or watch a interview with one the creators here