Escape from Project HEX

FINAL year students at the Backstage Academy have taken the concept of escape adventures to a whole new level as part of their final assessment project.

On Friday, Project Hex will be previewed at the Hepworth in Wakefield ahead of its three day public event at the UK’s award winning museum.

The ​holographic​ ​escape-the-room​ ​experience​ ​allows​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​public​ ​to​ ​test​ ​their skill​ ​in​ ​escaping​ ​the​ ​‘Hex’,​ ​a​ ​computer​ ​system​ ​that​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​control​ ​its​ ​surroundings​ ​and experience​ ​the​ ​closest​ ​machines​ ​have​ ​ever​ ​come​ ​to​ ​human​ ​emotions.

Designed​ ​and​ ​produced​ ​by​ ​third​ ​year​ ​students​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Live​ ​Visual​ ​Design and​ ​Production​ ​degree​ ​course​ ​at​ ​Backstage​ ​Academy, South Kirby, they are supported ​by​ ​several​ ​industry​ ​establishments​ ​who​ ​have​ ​provided equipment​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​studies​ ​and​ ​practical​ ​assessments.

The​ ​audience​ ​will​ ​be​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​Project Hex​ ​under​ ​the​ ​guise​ ​of​ ​being​ ​former​ ​scientists​ ​who worked​ ​on​ ​the​ ​project​ ​in​ ​the​ ​90s.​ ​As​ ​they​ ​explore​ ​their​ ​surroundings​ ​the​ ​visitors​ ​become trapped​ ​and​ ​must​ ​escape​ ​the​ ​rogue​ ​Artificial​ ​Intelligence​ ​using​ ​technology​ ​from​ ​the​ ​90’s such​ ​as​ ​VHS​ ​tapes​ ​and​ ​floppy​ ​discs.

With​ ​its​ ​intriguing,​ ​nostalgic​ ​puzzles​ ​and​ ​high​ ​level​ ​technology​ ​Project​ ​HEX​ ​will​ ​bring​ ​people into​ ​what​ ​may​ ​seem​ ​like​ ​a​ ​familiar​ ​environment,​ ​but​ ​takes​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​adventure​ ​concept​ ​to a​ ​​ ​whole​ ​new​ ​level.​ ​Whether​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​roleplaying,​ ​technology​ ​or​ ​are​ ​an escape-the-room​ ​veteran,​ ​this​ ​experience​ ​caters​ ​for​ ​all.

Project​ ​Hex​ ​​ ​is​ ​recommended​ ​for​ ​anyone​ ​over​ ​13​ ​years​ ​old​ ​​ ​but​ ​still​ ​provides​ ​enjoyment​ ​for all.​ ​Tickets​ ​are​ ​available​ ​from​ ​​​​ ​or​ ​you​ ​can​ ​find​ ​them​ ​on​ ​Facebook @projectHEXuk​ ​where​ ​they​ ​are​ ​releasing​ ​regular​ ​updates.