Okay. Admittedly, playing games on the OMSI Omnimax screen is still absolutely epic. But, playing them on the side of a building? That ain’t half bad either. And that’s exactly what’s happening this Friday at 7:30PM—and for the next month or so after sundown—as part of CTRL ALT PDX.
You know me, I love this sort of wacky Portland stuff. Now if we can only get the Church of Robotron projected on the building.
According to Malia Spencer at the Portland Business Journal:
The six-month old studio [Wild] is kicking off this installation piece Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game, called CTRL ALT PDX, will be available nightly from sundown to 11 p.m. for roughly the next month.
In “alternate Portland,” the city has been “overrun by normalcy.” The cell phone-armed players embark on a quest to work with a rebel bicycle gang and beat the villain, called Mr. Bossman.
But perhaps my favorite part? The reason they’re building it here:
“I don’t know if we could have started this company anywhere else,” Paez said. “I really love the supportive nature of Portland. The kind of work we do is a little bit out there, but I have had nothing but positive responses from people when I tell them what we do and what we are about.”
The effort is sponsored in part by Oregon Story Board and Intel. Festivities begin around 7:30PM on March 20 at 2502 SE Division St. And continue for the next month or so.
For even less information or to RSVP, visit CTRL ALT PDX.
[Full disclosure: I am the cofounder of Oregon Story Board.]