For Liverpool Light Night 2021, Adlib were asked by Focal Studios and their partners including DefProc Engineering, Urban Workbench, Chris Howard, St Luke’s and Everyman & Playhouse Theatres to help deliver their original concept - an interactive, projection-mapped game called LUX at St Luke’s “Bombed out Church”.
LUX is an immersive augmented reality game and art installation that responds to the theme of Play by giving LightNight visitors the chance to interact with one of Liverpool’s most iconic cultural venues through multi-sensory play. Players used a contactless gesture console to control the game, with the building coming alive with light as they progressed.
Focal Studios designed and created the projection mapping and animated content for their concept of LUX, then engaged with Adlib to help deliver the final technical elements of the production. This included supplying the projectors and media servers, as well as providing a team to manage the installation and projection mapping on the night.
Coming into the project quite late, Adlib’s design team had to plan the project in a virtual environment to ensure the event would go off without a hitch and enable them to implement a projection system that would deliver even brightness levels across the building.
The final design comprised three Panasonic 20,000 Lumen DLP Laser Projectors, stacked vertically, and blended. The projection system was controlled via a Resolume media server that took input from the game server provided by DefProc Engineering.
Dennis, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Focal Studios Ltd said: “We were incredibly pleased to bring Adlib on board with our production of the UK’s largest augmented reality 3D projection game. Our team of partners have worked incredibly hard over the past 3 months to develop the concept to create one of Liverpool’s most spectacular experiences. Adlib and their fantastic team really helped get it over the line after joining us so late in the production, and they collaborated so well with our team. We couldn’t be happier with the service they provided, their professionalism and the extensive knowledge of their team. We really enjoyed seeing Tom and Nick taking part in LUX too and how easy they were to get along with. We definitely want to involve Adlib in our future productions, especially to create LUX 2.0 in November!”