This Halloween 2018…a haunted experience in Augmented Reality!
For the first time, a spooky adventure awaits you with the use of augmented headsets.
For the past seven years, Dar il-Waħx (Haunted Dungeon Malta) has been setting frights in horror house fashion. Now, Curtain Raiser – the production company behind the annual ghoulish event – is taking all that one step further by introducing augmented reality into the Dar il-Waħx experience.
“This has been a long time in the making,” says Patrick Vella, who is the brains behind the season’s most highly-anticipated event. “In fact, the software being used was created in Indonesia specifically for us, and following much testing, we have just finished the final trial run.”
In a nutshell, visitors to the attraction will be given an Android phone, as well as virtual reality goggles, to tour the horror house. These can then be used to bring to life an array of objects that can be found at the venue, including portraits and various nooks and crannies.
“The augmented reality part will then build upon what’s already there. Nevertheless, we didn’t go for gore but, rather, for weird and disturbing. Ghosts come out of pictures, gargoyles roar, Victorian clowns stare, bugs crawl and past memories come to life in waves of lamentations.”
*Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
*Dar il-Waħx is open on October 26, 27, 28 and 31, and between November 2 and 4. Each night will be made up of 12 25-minute shows that run every half hour between 7pm and 1.30am. www.haunteddungeonmalta.com