AAE 2017: Alterface to unveil new dark ride

Alterface will launch a new small footprint, dark ride concept at this year’s Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore – Popcorn Revenge.

The new Spinning Interactive Dark Ride is an immersive five-minute attraction within a very small footprint, accommodating up to 600 people per hour. In blocks of 40 seconds, the platform rotates to move each group of eight players through an immersive series of scenes.

The theatre includes themed scenery, large integrated screens, custom media, projection mapping, sounds, dynamic lighting and special effects, managed by Alterface Show control FX studio. The system is compatible with all types of interactivity: shooting, drag and drop, 4D shooter and gesture recognition.

Alterface founder, Ben Cornet, said: “The Alterface technology can accommodate many vision-based sensors to detect both activity and behavior. More sophisticated reactions of the player require an even more sophisticated system to track those actions and keep players focused and entertained, all the way through the attraction. We have proven this expertise in successful interactive attractions like Plants vs Zombies, the rotating dark ride Haunted House and Battle for Metropolis, Justice League. With the new Spinning Interactive Dark Ride concept we give another dimension to interactive attractions.”

Laurence Beckers, Special Projects and Technology Scout at Alterface, added: “Popcorn Revenge is based in a setting reproducing some of the most legendary film scenes. Players will revert to their original forms all those crazy popcorns that stormed the cinema, affecting the smooth running of movie scenes. It’s a versatile and fun IP we have created and patented, in close cooperation with our design partner. We are all so excited about the great opportunities this opens up.”

The firm partnered with Dutch firm Jora Vision, for the design and theming. Asian Attractions Expo takes place in Singapore from 13th-16th June.

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