A unique new experience in Orlando called “The Republic” has opened their doors, combining interactive theater with a real-life video game to immerse guests into a new world.
The Republic welcomes 30 “players” into multiple performances weekly, with each attendee receiving a unique role through which they learn and influence the story in this elaborate experience.
While exploring – and getting lost in – an 18,000-square-foot maze of uniquely designed spaces, players cross between three factions, the Republic, the Office, and the Labyrinth, each with its own set of intriguing characters. It is up to the players to decide who to trust, which paths to follow, and ultimately dictate how the story ends through their actions.
“I’m super excited to finally see this unique experience open in Orlando,” said creator Sarah Elger. “I can’t wait to see how the players interact with the world we’ve created and play the game.”
During each 90-minute experience, players are inducted into their roles, introduced to key figures of their new society, and empowered to find their own way through the chaos. Far beyond simply participating in conversation, players are constantly engaged in The Republic as they are sent on missions to solve mysteries, spy, and covertly communicate with each other while deciding which side of a brewing revolution they want to end up on.
With 30 separate roles following 30 separate branching paths, players are encouraged to return to The Republic multiple times, as each visit will unlock new pieces of the story and offer an opportunity to shape its story in an entirely different way.
Featuring a cast of improv performers, The Republic truly embraces players’ actions to alter the show on the fly. No two performances will ever play out in exactly the same way.
The Republic is intended for ages 18 and up only. Players will experience strong language, witness moments of violence and sensuality, and will be touched – possibly even kidnapped. As they say in the video game world, this experience is “rated M for Mature.”
The Republic has five performances weekly through July 25, one on Thursdays, two on Fridays and two on Saturdays. Tickets and more information are available now at TheRepublicGame.com.
See our video coverage of The Republic on the June 4, 2015 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show below: