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Brisbane heads for zombie outbreak

Brisbane is facing an imminent zombie breakout with Australia’s first large-scale interactive zombie adventure game set to take over Brisbane Powerhouse from 18 October.

Inspired by cult-classic adventure films and TV shows, Containment combines live adventure gaming, theatre, ground-breaking technology to generate a new style of entertainment.

Injected into a movie-like post-apocalyptic world filled with blockbuster sets and live actors, audience members find themselves at the heart of the story, where every action, choice and movement impacts their chances of success.

This 90-minute strategy-based team adventure game is the brainchild of Australia’s Directors of the Extraordinary; pioneers of Brisbane’s largest escape-the-room game, Escape Hunt Brisbane, and Brisbane’s first mass real-life prison break game, The Great Escape from Boggo Road Gaol.

Directors of the Extraordinary co-founder Giovanna Shakhovskoy said Containment was the company’s most ambitious adventure game to date, staged over all four levels of Brisbane Powerhouse including backstage haunts and secret passageways.

“Participants become the heroes of the story as they infiltrate the zombie infection zone, figure out what’s going on and ultimately save the world,” Giovanna said.

“Containment is high-fidelity entertainment that gives people the rare opportunity to be in the centre of their own zombie adventure. Who hasn’t dreamt of being in The Walking Dead or World War Z?”

Co-Founder Matt Shakhovskoy said Containment epitomised the Directors of the Extraordinary’s unique brand of ‘adventure gaming’.

“We are working at the intersection between interactive theatre, live gaming, story, technology and world creation to form an entirely new genre of entertainment,” Matt said.

“Traditionally, these disciplines have been used in isolation and it’s a real thrill to mash them together to create something never seen before.

“Audiences can expect genuine thrills, high-voltage fun, and surprises around every bend.”

Containment premieres at Brisbane Powerhouse from October 18-29 .

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