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 www.project-hex.uk or you can find them on Facebook @projectHEXuk where they are releasing regular updates.