Incitement

© 2012 Jon Rowley / 07790 778913
Bristol IGFEST. 8 Sept 2012

Incitement

Incitement is a 2 hour theatrical street game that throws the audience into the middle of a dystopian present world ruled by an Authority which knows everything about you and uses this to make your decisions for you (think 1984 in the Google age).

IN A WORLD WHERE….

BOOKS ARE BURNT
MEMORIES ARE ALTERED
CREATIVITY IS SUBVERSIVE
& LOVE IS A COMMODITY

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO FIND YOUR VOICE?

The player audience joins one of four rebellious factions in their struggle to overthrow the Authority, but first, they must compete in an underground inter-faction competition to decide who will get the all-important “Platform’ to get their message heard by the masses.

All this must be done in stealth – the Authority’s watchful eyes are everywhere and anyone could be an informant.

The production has been inspired both by fantastic literature that has played with the theme of resistance to control and the extraordinary reawakening of crowd power across the world  in recent times; often enabled by social media. Facebook, Twitter and mobile phones will be key to the narrative of the experience both in the run up and during the game when text messaging and clever phone tech will be used.

Spread across the cityscape the gameplay involves plenty of sneaking, a bit of chasing and the need for stealthy tactics.

The use of theatre and an in-depth backstory creates a truly immersive game world where the audience’s actions, individually and collectively, affect the outcome of the experience; and we really don’t know which way it will go in the final rabble-rousing scene!

Incitement premiered in September 2012 as a headline game in Bristol’s Igfest on 8th Sep (tickets here) and London’s Hide & Seek Weekender on 15th Sep.