Fancy playing an immersive game where you get to explore a ruined castle solving mysteries? Well, from next month, you can!
The House of Cenci will integrate a free-roaming text adventure with live performance on Zoom. There’ll be puzzles, a bit of time-travel and a few moral dilemmas to deal with, as you uncover a dark tale of murder and horror.
It’s being brought to you by Parabolic Theatre, who are the makers of Crisis? What Crisis? and For King and Country. This time, however, they’re taking immersive game theatre to new levels. So, during this lockdown, head to The House of Cenci.
About The House of Cenci
For this new adventure, you’ll get to explore the ruins of a digital castle whilst uncovering the events of a somewhat harrowing tale.
Over four weeks, from Friday 15th February, the secrets of The House of Cenci will slowly unravel for those of you who are brave enough to solve the mysteries that lurk behind closed doors.
After 400 years, the secrets of a family tragedy are awakening. Hidden in the depths of the House of Cenci, the truth waits to be set free. Uncover the story of Count Francesco Cenci the tyrant, and his daughter a victim and a murderer.
The House of Cenci exposes an awful tragedy and the slow procession to disaster. This digital adventure is based on a true story. One which inspired centuries of retellings by artists from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Antonin Artaud, originator of the Theatre of Cruelty.
Playing the new adventure game
So you think you’re ready for this new and intriguing game? Well, here’s how it’ll work. It will be using the early computer game format of text adventures. Remember those? The story will be split into four acts and live interactive scenes act as a threshold into each.
You’ll be able to roam the castle at leisure but live scenes will occur weekly on Zoom, for an hour at a time. If you want to get the most out of the game and find out more, you must interact with the scenes. Then you’ll be able to progress to the next act of this horrific digital tale.
Along the way, you’ll be able to unlock opportunities to travel in time between 1599, 1972 and the modern day. As well as solve puzzles, complete tasks and deal independently with moral dilemmas.
Parabolic Theatre specialises in producing immersive theatrical experiences, bringing together the worlds of theatre and gaming. They offer audiences the most freedom possible. To explore where they want, talk to who they want, and observe what they want. Making the experience truly unique to each audience member.
When: 15th February – 21st March 2021, at 8.30pm
Where: Online via Zoom
£: Tickets cost from £12.50
More info: www.ticketsource.co.uk/parabolictheatre