Last weekend with the Orlando Fringe Festival, we debuted our “beta test” version of The Republic. We went into the weekend aimed at not only entertaining all of our first players to pay for the experience, but also to learn from them to continue to enhance the show before our grand opening at the end of the month.
What we didn’t expect was the sheer level of excitement Fringe attendees had for The Republic, selling out both Fringe weekends before we even finished our second performance. No doubt, as the Orlando Sentinel put it, The Republic has become an instant “phenomenon.”
And when asked for feedback following several of our test performances, our new fans had a whole lot of praise for us:
But, as expected, not all has been perfect in this conflicted society. We assign 30 completely different player roles with each show – and we’ve learned that some roles have played out far better than others. So with the help of feedback we’ve received from our “beta test” players, we’re working hard at improving everything necessary to make the show that much better for the 9 weeks we’ll be running after Fringe ends.
We’ve already added new games, tasks, and quests for players to become engaged with, adding even more layers of interactivity and chances to receive important story elements in new ways. As you might imagine, juggling the individual stories of 30 player simultaneously is a tough task – but one we are quickly perfecting.
We look forward to welcoming one more weekend of test players across five more sold out Fringe performances.
If you want to be among the first to experience The Republic, act fast as we only have two public performances available during our first weekend, on the evening of Saturday May 30th. After that, we will have 5 performances each week until the end of July.
Tickets are available at http://www.TheRepublicGame.com/tickets.php
Get them while you can! If Fringe is any indication of the popularity of this show, dates will be selling out fast.