Underbelly Festival Southbank 2019: 80 Days – A Real-World Adventure by Fire Hazard Games (Preview)
LONDON – Based on Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, Fire Hazard Games are staging a new, high energy urban adventure for adults in central London! Previously known for real-life immersive games including The Hunted Experience and John Le Carre’s The Circus, 80 Days: A Real-World Adventure is presented in association with Underbelly Festival Southbank.
The Reform Club has reopened the challenge to race Around the World in 80 Days and, this time, it’s open to all! Players are briefed by the Club’s wealthy patrons at a secret location in Covent Garden and have just 80 minutes to dash around central London to raise funds, make critical expedition purchases and decide whether to trust those who may help or hinder them along the way
A theatrical adventure in both the virtual and real worlds, players will be guided through the game via a web app on their mobile phones, whilst also encountering a real cast of colourful characters as they make their way through London. With a live leaderboard, cryptic clues, surprise challenges and multiple ways to win, the journey concludes with a race around the world at Underbelly Festival Southbank, guided by the cast and crew, and promising to be a fast-paced journey unlike any other.
Says Michelle Hudson, producer at Fire Hazard Games: “We have been doing real-world games for many years now, but are very excited about an experience based around this classic adventure story. With all of the uncertainty in the world today, we wanted to make a fun and fast-paced experience that will take people away from the every day for a few hours and put them in charge of their own grand expedition. We’re sure that 80 Days: A Real World Adventure will be just the ticket! Players can participate as solo explorers or in a group – all that’s needed is a phone and a sense of adventure!”
80 Days: A Real-World Adventure takes place in a secret location in Covent Garden from 11th July to 29th September 2019 as part of the Underbelly Festival 2019. Tickets available here