As RECON approaches, the team is getting excited to show attendees what amazing things the greater Boston Area has to offer, including Boda Borg. While not a typical escape room experience, there are some important things to note before you go.
It’s that time again… when Room Escape Artist brings a group of escape room players to visit New Orleans. Now running for the third time, this escape room tour will showcase beauty, gameplay, and spectacle.
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Tribeca Interactive is a section of the Tribeca Festival (formerly Tribeca Film Festival) that showcases experiences that are “pushing the boundaries of storytelling with technology.” It consists of two sections: Immersive for VR/AR and Gaming for, well, video games.
Recently, I was able to spend an hour exploring some of the works that were available at their in-person exhibition hall. Tribeca Interactive had a hybrid format this year, allowing some programming to be viewed in the home by ticket holders. However, I do not have a home VR setup, and the good people at Tribeca Immersive allowed me to attend a VIP session and play around with some of the projects firsthand. I was also able to spend some time with the video games section – more on that later.
All told, my trip to Tribeca Interactive presented a showcase of interesting upcoming tech-based experiences with a few video games as the major highlights.
First, I should address the word ‘immersive.’ If you’re reading this particular article on this particular website, you might have a certain idea about what the word immersive means – Sleep No More or The Nestcome to mind. At Tribeca, the word ‘immersive’ had a narrower definition and it had everything to do with technology. Each project was based entirely in VR or AR. And while I absolutely enjoyed my time and experience there, it didn’t exactly match my expectations.
With only an hour in the exhibition hall, I was only able to view a selection of the works. Here is what I was able to experience: