Journey to the End of the Night Halloween
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 7:00 pm
Start point: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
The third Halloween edition of Journey to the End of the Night returns to the haunted cityscape of San Francisco this year to launch the 2011 Come Out and Play Festival. Last year, 1,300 participants helped take over city streets in the name of play, and this year will present new strategic obstacles with the introduction of the Chaser Killer and nonlinear checkpoints.
Journey to the End of the Night is a free street game played across cities around the world, spreading from San Francisco to Chicago, Washington, DC, London, Berlin, Mexico City, and beyond. Players sporting colored ribbons will try to make it through a series of checkpoints on foot or by public transportation, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who survive will be praised and feted at the end. Those who fall will become chasers themselves, rising in undeath to pursue their former friends and allies, while avoiding the wrath of the Chaser Killer.
For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there. No bicycles, no skates, no cars, no taxis. You may only travel on foot or by public transportation. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and best chasers.
About the Come Out and Play Festival
Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6
The annual Come Out and Play Festival seeks to provide a forum for new types of public games and play. Its mission is to bring together a public eager to rediscover the world around them through play with designers interested in producing innovative new games and experiences. Started in New York City in 2006, 2011 is its second year in San Francisco, and features local real-world game design talent. http://comeoutandplaysf.org