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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
ACF 1561: Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape From An Angel at 2012 J-POP Summit Festival
J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL PRESENTS
REAL ESCAPE GAME x
EVANGELION: ESCAPE FROM AN ANGEL
New Version Of Interactive Multiplayer Puzzle Solving Game
Incorporates Smash Hit Sci-fi Anime Property
For A New Installment For The Annual San Francisco
Japanese Pop Culture Festival This Summer
NEW PEOPLE and creative company SCRAP will co-present a brand new installment of “Real Escape Game,” for the upcoming 2012 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL, an all-day,
weekend-long event taking place in San Francisco’s Japantown (presented in
association with the Japantown Merchant Association) on Saturday, August 25th
and Sunday, August 26th Multiple daily game sessions will be
offered during the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL on both Saturday and Sunday.
Real Escape Game,” is an inventive puzzle solving interactive game event,
originally created in Japan, which requires players to cooperate and use their
intuition and detective skills to solve multiple mysteries within a limited
SUMMIT FESTIVAL, a very special version of the game – “Real Escape Game x Evangelion:
Escape from an Angel” – will be presented by NEW PEOPLE, Real Escape
Game creative company, SCRAP, along with Nippon Television and Evangelion
licensor Ground Works. The game will begin inside the NEW PEOPLE venue’s cinema
and then move outdoors with participants seeking out clues, puzzles and hints
that will be hidden throughout Japantown.
“Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an
Angel”takes a variety of cues and
imagery from the smash hit sci-fi anime series. The creators at SCRAP will
also localize the game especially for the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL with a variety
of special additions to make this event memorable for game aficionados and
anime fans. More than 10,000 people played the “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel” when it
debuted in Japan last year.
Times For Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel:
tickets are now available for $20 if purchased 30 days before event; Advance
tickets are $25 if purchased 6 hours before event; Tickets at the door (subject
to availability) are $30. Each game session lasts about 90 minutes. Advance
tickets and complete game details are available at: http://regxeva.eventbrite.com.
**Note: The Game puzzles require no special skills
or knowledge to solve; all puzzles can be solved with use of intuitive logic
and deductive reasoning. All aspects of The Game will be conducted in English.
The game is built around the theme of a secret NERV outpost that is
suddenly surrounded by hostiles. The operatives are trapped by a group of
invisible "Angels." Suddenly, a strange melody can be heard and a
cryptic code comes through on MAGI. As NERV agent, you must now figure out how
to escape from this mysterious place, if you can!
“Real Escape Game x Evangelion combines
thought provoking game play with vivid imagery and plot aspects from one of
anime’s most legendary properties to create an intriguing new version of this
fun multi-player puzzle game,” says Seiji Horibuchi, the President/CEO of NEW
PEOPLE, Inc. and Co-Chairman of the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL Committee. “We invite
J-POP SUMMIT attendees to participate and use their analytical skills and
powers of deduction to solve the mysteries contained in this fun new game!”
about the Festival is available at J-Pop.com
and features regular updates. Additional official news alerts over the coming weeks
will detail specific events, attractions, event partners and sponsors as well
as Guest of Honor appearances. Additional information about Real Escape Game is
available at RealEscapeGame.com.