Jan 162011

Advisor Alyssa Katz (L) and Director Kelly Anderson at the BAVC Producers' Institute

In January we had the privilege of being in the Bay Area Video Coalition Producer’s Institute, where we developed the visual prototype for a geolocative, augmented reality smart phone game based on the information and themes in Lasting Scars. In Brooklyn: The Game, players will take their smart phones to Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, the site of some the most dense highrise new construction in the borough, and tour the area. At various locations, they will hear audio and video clips about the rich history of the area and the ways new development is radically changing the landscape. Using their phones’ cameras, players will be able to see graphical overlays that show them how places looked in the past, as well as geotags explaining the economics behind some of the new buildings (big public subsidies, no affordable housing requirements at the Oro Condo, for example). Stay tuned for more information as we create the actual game.