News release – 16th October 2012
The Malthusian Paradox - Join the adventure online and in real life
Phoenix is inviting the public to become part of a global audience working together to save the world in ‘The Malthusian Paradox’, a thrilling new gaming adventure played both online and in real life.
The game begins in Leicester on Friday 19th October at 6.30pm with ‘Whose Holy Grail?’, a live performance at Phoenix by one of the game’s main characters - Dr Solomon Baxter – who has discovered a secret, that if exposed, will threaten the existence of a powerful elite.
The audience will be encouraged to become part of the story – by watching a series of short films, solving clues, and meeting characters who they can interact with by email, telephone, Facebook, Twitter and in person. Participants will be asked to join a resistance group – AMBER – and undertake missions, observe and record what they see and then upload thoughts, videos and photographs to The Malthusian Paradox website.
The Malthusian Paradox is free to play and audience members are invited to immerse themselves in the game as much or as little as they wish. The adventure takes place across the East Midlands with talks by Dr Solomon Baxter also taking place in Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and Corby.
The Malthusian Paradox builds on the previous successes of ‘Covernomics’, a similar game delivered by Urban Angel as part of Gamecity 6. Details can be found at malthusianparadox.com or you can follow the game on Twitter @TMParadox
The project is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Phoenix is a multi-screen cinema, digital art gallery and café bar in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Phoenix is a registered charity which aims to bring inspirational film and art to all. More information is at www.phoenix.org.uk
Phoenix is on Twitter @PhoenixLeic and on facebook.com/phoenixsquare
For further press information, please contact:
Digital Arts Programmer
Direct: 0116 242 2822