Published on January 24th, 2013 | by deb polson0
Zombie Apocalypse 2012
Zombies vs Survivors.
Dusk til Dawn Live Event.
December 18, 2012.
- 11 Survivors: Applied via a survival questionnaire.
- 65 Zombies: Registered via the web.
- 30 Crew: Designers, programmers, web designers, prop designers etc and volunteers for the event.
Location: Edge, Brisbane, South Bank.
Hosts: Edge, State Library of Queensland.
Lead Designer, Writer, and Event Coordinator: Deb Polson
Main Production Crew: Cassandra Selin, Luke Atherton, Daniel Flood, Mick Byrne, Cameron Boyd, Ack Kinmonth, Vivian Koh
Event Coord Crew: Nathan Pitt (Medics and Plant PC), Caden Adam, Lee Campbell-Smith (Lead Security), Justin Maughan (Lead Zombie)
Photographers: Mathew Fallon, Andrew Nevin, Andrew Watt, Vivian Koh, …
In the traditions of Dungeon Mastery, this is more than a game; it’s a interactive cinematic experience of live action role play and experimental effects. Engaging multiple local community groups of designers, artists, developers, fans, actors, families, and various interest groups.
Games: Room clearing and Capture-the-Flag scenarios. Rules and role-playing devices.
Film and TV: Cinematic aesthetics applied to the scenes mostly to create the illusion of a fantastic environment and situation. It is critical to provide this for the players as it helps them sustain their roles in unison, hence maintain the ritual of make-believe. Many tropes are borrowed from genre films as guides to understanding the game sequences and characters.