Fall Fear Fly Redemption Premiere

We had a successful release on August 6th! The team hosted a premiere at the VR Center in Clarksdale to show their friends, family, and community members Fall Fear Fly Redemption. Flyers were posted around town, the students invited their friends, and we handed out over 100 postcard invitations. Before the event started, the team prepared the headsets to curate each visitor and arranged the table of brownies, crackers and cheese, and Sweet Magnolia gelato. We were excited to show the work, and the students waited in anticipation.

Left to Right: Alisha Pegan, Trashun Chapple, Deuntay, Mya Calhoun, Shania Robertson, Tykeria Johnson, Josiah Jordan, Vince Jordan, Wendy Farley, Michel Bezzina

Left to Right: Alisha Pegan, Trashun Chapple, Deuntay, Mya Calhoun, Shania Robertson, Tykeria Johnson, Josiah Jordan, Vince Jordan, Wendy Farley, Michel Bezzina

Left to Right: Alisha Pegan, Trashun Chapple, Johntavius Green, Mya Calhoun, Shania Robertson, Tykeria Johnson, Josiah Jordan, Vince Jordan, Wendy Farley, Michel Bezzina

Left to Right: Alisha Pegan, Trashun Chapple, Johntavius Green, Mya Calhoun, Shania Robertson, Tykeria Johnson, Josiah Jordan, Vince Jordan, Wendy Farley, Michel Bezzina

When the clock turned 1 pm, no one walked in. Five minutes passed, and then one person strolled in, then two, and then families began flooding in, and it was a hit! A total of 40 people came to the premiere, and 50 people watched our live stream. People ages 6 to 70 years old tried out the game and they all came out smiling. You would see people (gently falling to the ground), falling backwards through the wormhole, competing with each other to get the best archery score.

A boy gawking in amazement.

A boy gawking in amazement.

Clarksdale's mayor trying out the game. 

Clarksdale's mayor trying out the game. 

Roomful of visitors with students curating them through FFFR. 

Roomful of visitors with students curating them through FFFR. 

A participant "falling" backwards through the wormhole. 

A participant "falling" backwards through the wormhole. 

Everyone was in awe of what we created, and eager to ask each student about their work. The room was buzzing with energy. It was also exciting to announce the release of the game on STEAM, which you can find here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/684770/Fall_Fear_Fly_Redemption/.

A man chatting with Trashun, Ty, and Shania about their experiences. 

A man chatting with Trashun, Ty, and Shania about their experiences. 

For now, the team is resting. But not for long. The students have returned to high school, and the Lobaki team is gearing up to start a fall semester program in September. This is just the beginning of an awesome adventure, and we are happy to see you be part of it.

 

Alisha Pegan