For LightNight 2021, Focal Studios, DefProc Engineering, Urban Workbench and Everyman & Playhouse Theatres have come together to create an original, interactive projection-mapped game called LUX specially created for St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out Church’.
LUX is an immersive augmented reality game and art installation that responds to the theme of Play by giving LightNight visitors the chance to interact with one of the city’s most iconic cultural venues through multi-sensory play.
Inside a futuristic control pod inspired by classic 80s sci-fi and retro-futuristic games, players will use contactless gesture controls to play with a wondrous virtual machine integrated into the architecture of St Luke’s tower, seeing the building come alive with light and energy as they progress. Racing against the clock, LUX will challenge players to apply creative problem solving skills in response to a dynamic environment, seeing how even mistakes and failure can lead to discovery and wonder. Each interaction with the projected visuals will reward the player with entrancing multi-sensory feedback through light, wind and bass generators inside the pod, offering a truly unique experience where they become the artist, controller and performer for the gathered audience.
This fully accessible and larger-than-life experience will leave a lasting impact on audiences and make users examine the role of immersive and augmented reality gaming in the physical world.
You can come along to watch, or book a ticket to play LUX yourself.
Player slots and audience capacity is limited due to COVID restrictions.
WARNING: This installation may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Audience: Specifically aimed at families with children
Age guidance: 5+
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