Experience Bad News!
Winner of the Audience Choice award at the 2016 IndieCade Festival, Bad News is an immersive experience whose story and setting is uniquely generated, for each performance, by a computer simulation.
In the summer of 1979, a resident in a procedurally generated American small town has died alone at home, and a mortician’s assistant—the player—is tasked with tracking down and notifying the next of kin.
To do this, the player navigates the richly simulated town to interact with its residents, who are each played live by a professional actor with extensive improvisational experience. Throughout gameplay, an unseen wizard listens in remotely to manage the unfolding experience via live coding and discreet communication with the actor.
Each 45-minute playthrough is designed to showcase the humor, drama, and tragedy of everyday life.
CREATORS: James Ryan & Ben Samuel from: https://www.badnewsgame.com/team/
Play session: 1-5pm
Performance piece: 5:30pm
TAG Lab, EV Building, Room, 11.435,
Concordia University SGW, 1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.
Visit the TAG website for more information.