Live-Action Roleplaying Theme Park In Development
Put away your plastic guitar, your Xbox controller and the hours you put into building the perfect character in that dialogue-heavy role-playing game. If developers are successful, the real-life version could be in the works.
The project, called Game Nation, calls itself “the world’s first Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort.” Rather than being based on any specific video game, it seems the park will allow visitors to fill a role that grows based on “experience,” much like your average role-playing game. Except, you know, in person.
“Visitors will become players as they step into a realistic re-creation of a world filled with myths, legends and arenas all crying out for their champion,” the creators said in a press release on the project’s website. “You will become anything you like and live out the character you create. But this is no game. It’s real!”
The closest thing that exists to a live-action game like the one proposed is MagiQuest, where visitors buy wands that store information on puzzles they’ve solved (also known as quests they’ve completed) and choices they’ve made in the game.
If the park did decide to use existing video-game plots for the basis of its experience, we hope they stay away from the brain-eating zombies of Left 4 Dead and stick to the jumping-on-turtles extreme action of Super Mario Bros. On second thought, either one of those could be really good or bad.
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