21 December 2018
Melbourne will be transformed into a giant ‘playable’ city combining live art, augmented reality and games technology in the latest project supported by the Victorian governments Creative State Commissions program.
64 Ways of Being
A free mobile app expected to launch in 2020, the team behind 64 Ways of Being will receive a $950,000 grant to bring the game to life.
The app allows players to explore the city, from Braybrook to Elwood, and uncover specially commissioned artworks, experience augmented reality and watch live theatre performances.
A collaboration between Victorian artist and coder Dr. Troy Innocent, games studio Millipede and performance collective one step at a time like this, 64 Ways of Being was chosen by an expert panel from a shortlist of nine projects.
It joins ground-breaking First Peoples theatre project Bagurrk, a collaboration between ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Yalukit Marnang, and the hugely successful Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail as the first Creative State Commissions projects.