I usually don’t promote specific events on the blog, but since I have a connections to both the Texas Immersive Institute and dadaLab, I thought I’d give a shout out for this event this weekend, May 13 and 14.
Students from University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Immersive Institute (TXI) will combine live theater, escape room puzzle mechanics, and immersive technology into a unique experience this weekend only.
Here’s TXI’s description:
An alternate reality of present-day Austin is ruled by Nox Corp., a tech giant specializing in surveillance technology. Under its ever-watchful eye, the citizens toil away to mine a mineral-turned-invaluable-energy source: Valens.
Hidden in an abandoned Valens extraction site is Trixi’s Quarter, a speakeasy housing the fledgling rebellion against Nox. The head and the heart of the rebellion—Damon and Trixi—invite YOU to join forces and help them assemble the core of their greatest weapon: an automaton named BEN-i infused with a virus to destroy Nox’s surveillance system once and for all.
How to Attend
The event runs 7-10pm and the doors close at 7:30pm. This is not a drop in kind of event, but a full storyline that will go through the evening. Tickets are $15 and I would recommend getting them in advance. Buy your tickets here on eventbrite.