Hey, Star Wars fans! We’ve learned that the Rebellion is recruiting in London! It seems the Rebel Command is sending out a number 4-person teams to try to infiltrate the Imperial Base on Mustafar, a planet covered by molten lava far from our own Earth…talk about your hazardous missions! Word is some familiar faces may be lending the teams a hand but that hardly guarantees success on such a dangerous mission. As Leia would say:
“I wonder who they found to pull that off?”
The mission, code-named Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will launch on March 29, 2018 from the Westfield Stratford City. Rebel teams will be transported into the Star Wars universe through a ground-breaking and socially interactive immersive experience that blurs the line between worlds. Rebel volunteers are able to explore without being tethered to a ship or encumbered by heavy, sensory-depriving astronaut gear. To succeed the Rebel spies will need to work as a coordinated unit to solve interactive puzzles and escape (or avoid) Imperial forces. Team members will engage with their physical environment and not just by pushing buttons or riding through. They will be able to smell smoke, hear approaching troops and feel the impact of blaster bolts (if they are unlucky enough to be spotted by Stormtroopers as they navigate dangers at every turn.
“Hyper-reality experiences allow us to fully immerse ourselves within worlds that were beyond our reach until now. The power of The VOID will allow guests to step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and not only see this spectacular world, but also hear, feel, touch and even smell as they realize they are a part of this incredible story,” says Cliff Plummer, CEO at the VOID.
A similar mission undertaken by teams from London (Shepherd’s Bush) must be complete by March 8, 2018.
Good luck! (You’re going to need it. The 501st Legion has spies everywhere.) May the Force be with you.