Tag: Orlando Fringe Festival

Thank you, Fringe, from our now award-winning experience!

The Orlando Fringe Festival has ended and, with it, our “beta test” weekends. Not only did we receive tremendous praise and valuable feedback from our players thus far, but just last night Fringe and TheDailyCity.com even gave us an award!

The Republic won Best Show in the “Bring Your Own Venue” category! And we certainly did bring our own venue, entertaining hundreds of Fringe attendees as they explored our 18,000 square foot space – not your traditional stage show, by any means.

fringe-end

So thank you to all our players from Fringe and Halloween Extreme for helping us work out the bugs as we excitedly head into our official opening weekend!

Get your tickets now for our grand opening weekend performances this coming Saturday.


Fans love The Republic, praising its interactivity and ability to get lost in the story – literally

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.”

11062263_987631724603553_398745940390206028_n

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.


Vote for The Republic in the 2015 Fringe Audience Choice Awards

As we approach our second weekend of performances at the Orlando Fringe Festival, voting has begun for fan favorites at the event – and we’re hoping you vote for The Republic!

You can vote for us in the Best Local Show and Best Show in the BYOV categories. And we certainly wouldn’t mind write-ins for Best Director (our Dungeon Master, Sarah Elger!) Best Male & Female Performers, Best Sets, Best Costumes, and Best of the Fest – but that’s entirely up to you. In fact, it all is.

We just hope that if you enjoyed our experience, you’ll give us a nod. We’re certainly voting for our favorite shows in all other categories! Thanks so much.

Click here to vote.

medusa-awards


Two months ’til beta test

Over the weekend, The Republic hit another major milestone: 2 months until we open!

Well, technically, it’s now just under two months until our 2-week “beta test,” as we’re calling it. We’ll be debuting The Republic experience at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.

fringe logo

There, we’ll hold two weekends of performances before our true official debut in late May.

The Orlando Fringe Festival is an annual event that’s home to all sorts of wild productions, so we will fit in perfectly. We’ll be enlisting the help of Fringe attendees to test out our highly interactive experience so we’re ready for the masses to follow.

We’ve reached that 2-month mark right on schedule, ready to begin building our massive themed environments and continue rehearsals in those spaces, preparing the immersive experiences you will step into. There’s no doubt the next few weeks will fly by and you can continue to watch it all unfold right here. And we’ll have some more exciting news within the next few days for a couple even earlier opportunities you’ll have to preview our performance.

In the meantime, please keep contributing to our Kickstarter, which is moving along steadily toward reaching its goal at the end of this month!

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos