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|location= Helsinki, Finland
 
|location= Helsinki, Finland
 
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* [[Pre-larp workshop]]
 
* [[Pre-larp workshop]]
 
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* [[Sound design]]
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* [[Co-written characters with players]]
 
* [[Rule of the greater drama]]
 
* [[Rule of the greater drama]]
 
* [[One hour game cycle]]
 
* [[One hour game cycle]]
 
* [[Theatrical techniques]]
 
* [[Theatrical techniques]]
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* [[Rotating leading roles in character groups]]
* [[Theatrical techniques]]
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* [[Weapons of death - only certain weapon (shown to the player) can kill a character]]
* [[Theatrical techniques]]
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* [[Table top games]]
Van kidnapping: characters are followed by other characters in van and taken in for scenes
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* [[Retros after events to gather feedback and write plots accordingly]]
Rotating leading roles player group in the lead role in each of the events
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* [[Scene played in dark designed and executed by the visually impaired co-writers]]
Groups of supporting characters for the certain player characters (thinking they are actual player characters)
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Table top games combined to larp
 
Retros after games to gather the feedback and develop the storylines accordingly
 
Scene in darkness designed and executed by the visually impaired players of the campaign
 
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Valve (Awake) was a larp campaign played in three consecutive summers, comprising of altogether nine events in 2011-2013. The first year of Valve received support from the Alvar Aalto Foundation. The basic idea was to study whether immersion to a character would alter the way the players perceived their everyday surroundings. The main subtext for the campaign came from Pedro Calderón de la Barca's play, Life is a Dream (16??). The campaign was designed to combine three separate storylines with each utilising their distinct but intertwined fantastic settings.
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[[File:Valve2012-18.jpg|200px|thumb|left|The Grey before giving birth to a new small city]]
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==Description==
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Valve (Awake) was a larp campaign played in three consecutive summers, comprising of altogether nine events in 2011-2013. The first year of Valve received support from the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Ropecon ry. The basic idea was to study whether immersion to a character would alter the way the players perceived their everyday surroundings. The main subtext for the campaign came from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Calder%C3%B3n_de_la_Barca Pedro Calderón de la Barca]'s play, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Is_a_Dream Life is a Dream] (1635). The campaign was designed to combine three separate storylines with each utilising their distinct but intertwined fantastic settings.
  
 
The first of the storylines was science fiction, summoning inspiration from such sources as classical Greek tragedies and albums of the prog rock band Coheed and Cambria. The world and people in it were salvaged from a wrecked starship by that ships AIs, whose original purpose was to perform a prophetic algorithmic drama on the ship. After the wreckage these special AIs, now freed from ships bounds, began to bend the whole planet to their cryptic dramatic whims. The other two storylines were more mythical in nature, drawing inspiration from world creation myths and gnosticism.
 
The first of the storylines was science fiction, summoning inspiration from such sources as classical Greek tragedies and albums of the prog rock band Coheed and Cambria. The world and people in it were salvaged from a wrecked starship by that ships AIs, whose original purpose was to perform a prophetic algorithmic drama on the ship. After the wreckage these special AIs, now freed from ships bounds, began to bend the whole planet to their cryptic dramatic whims. The other two storylines were more mythical in nature, drawing inspiration from world creation myths and gnosticism.
  
In Valve many different larp techniques were tested, with varying degrees of success. There were for instance live sound design, scuba diving, theatrical experiments, modern dance, fireworks and van kidnappings. The campaign was played in various surroundings at Helsinki, including museums, galleries, streets, parks, private apartments and office buildings. The 10-meter dragon built in an abandoned railway tunnel was noted by the street art community The Wooster Collective, which included it to its blog (http://www.woostercollective.com/post/the-dragon-in-the-helsinki-railway-tunnel). The campaign was documented extensively with video and photography and so far one short film has been completed from the material.
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In Valve many different larp techniques were tested, with varying degrees of success. There were for instance live sound design, scuba diving, theatrical experiments, modern dance, fireworks and van kidnappings. The campaign was played in various surroundings at Helsinki, including museums, galleries, streets, parks, private apartments and office buildings. The 10-meter dragon built in an abandoned railway tunnel was noted by the street art community [http://www.woostercollective.com/post/the-dragon-in-the-helsinki-railway-tunnel The Wooster Collective], which included it to its blog. The campaign was documented extensively with video and photography and so far one short film apart from the introduction video has been completed from the material.
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Photographs in the gallery are from several games of Valve and are all taken by photographer Tuomas Puikkonen.
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==Introduction video==
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{{#evu:https://vimeo.com/311758505
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==Photo gallery==
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<gallery mode=slideshow>
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File:Valve First.jpg
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File:Valve-eka2.jpg
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File:Valve-toka1.jpg
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File:Valve-toka2.jpg
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File:Valve-toka3.jpg
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File:Valve-toka3b.jpg
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File:Valve-toka4.jpg
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File:Valve-toka5.jpg
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File:Valve-taape.jpg
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File:Valve-kolmas1.jpg
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File:Valve-kolmas2.jpg
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File:Valve-kartano1.jpg
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File:Valve-kartano2.jpg
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File:Valve-kartano3.jpg
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File:Valve-kartano4.jpg
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File:Valve-kartano6.jpg
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File:Valve-noir3.jpg
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File:Valve-noir4.jpg
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File:Valve-noir5.jpg
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File:Valve-noir6.jpg
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File:Valve-noir 6.jpg
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File:Valve asylum1.jpg
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File:Valve-deus-ex-machina2.jpg
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File:Valve-deus-ex-machina3.jpg
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File:Valve-deus-ex-machina4.jpg
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File:Valve-deus-ex-machina5.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra1.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra2.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra4.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra3.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra5b.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra5c.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra6.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra7.jpg
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File:Valve-sic-itur-ad-astra8.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici1.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici3.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici4.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici5.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici6.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici7.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici8.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici9.jpg
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File:Valve-veni-vidi-vici9b.jpg
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</gallery>
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[[Category:Larp series]]
 
[[Category:Larp series]]
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[[Category:Larps]]
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[[Category:Larps from Finland]]

Latest revision as of 21:24, 17 January 2019

Valve
Valve2012-40.jpg
Techniques
Information
Date2011 (2011)-2013 (2013)
Duration9 events
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Participants30–50
Credits
Designed by
The Grey before giving birth to a new small city

Description

Valve (Awake) was a larp campaign played in three consecutive summers, comprising of altogether nine events in 2011-2013. The first year of Valve received support from the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Ropecon ry. The basic idea was to study whether immersion to a character would alter the way the players perceived their everyday surroundings. The main subtext for the campaign came from Pedro Calderón de la Barca's play, Life is a Dream (1635). The campaign was designed to combine three separate storylines with each utilising their distinct but intertwined fantastic settings.

The first of the storylines was science fiction, summoning inspiration from such sources as classical Greek tragedies and albums of the prog rock band Coheed and Cambria. The world and people in it were salvaged from a wrecked starship by that ships AIs, whose original purpose was to perform a prophetic algorithmic drama on the ship. After the wreckage these special AIs, now freed from ships bounds, began to bend the whole planet to their cryptic dramatic whims. The other two storylines were more mythical in nature, drawing inspiration from world creation myths and gnosticism.

In Valve many different larp techniques were tested, with varying degrees of success. There were for instance live sound design, scuba diving, theatrical experiments, modern dance, fireworks and van kidnappings. The campaign was played in various surroundings at Helsinki, including museums, galleries, streets, parks, private apartments and office buildings. The 10-meter dragon built in an abandoned railway tunnel was noted by the street art community The Wooster Collective, which included it to its blog. The campaign was documented extensively with video and photography and so far one short film apart from the introduction video has been completed from the material.

Photographs in the gallery are from several games of Valve and are all taken by photographer Tuomas Puikkonen.

Introduction video


Photo gallery