Radiolab & The Go Game

On November 3rd, Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwhich enlisted the help of Demetri Martin, Thao Nguyen, and the Pilobolus dance company to create an epic live radio experience at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The show was called “In The Dark” – an exploration of darkness that swung from one astronaut’s harrowing experience floating through space, to the contrasting realities described by two blind men, to the dawn of sight and the evolution of the eye.

We here at The Go Game are HUGE Radiolab fans. Like to the point where their podcast on games made us cry… twice. Needless to say, we were thrilled to design an interactive gaming layer for In The Dark. That night, event attendees had the opportunity to download our free iphone app and play alongside the two hosts as they explored the psychological intricacies of darkness. The game included crowdsourcing tasks, word puzzles, and creative challenges, and culminated in a “revealed location” where Radiolab fans met up with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich for drinks at a local bar. It was a banger of a night!

Go Game crew & Demetri Martin

 

host Robert Krulwich explaining complex theories

 

host Jad Abumrad signing shirts like a rockstar

    Zombie Game in a Natural History Museum

    Every Thursday night, California Academy of Sciences kicks out the kiddies early, and transforms their incredible space into a gigantic adults-only-drinks-&-music-fueled party called “Nightlife.” IT’S RAD. Seriously, where else can you sip cocktails in an aquarium, listen to DJs in a planetarium, or flirt with like-minded nerds next to illuminated sea nettle jellyfish?

    On October 27th, we were invited to design a iphone app game for Cal Academy’s Halloween extravaganza. This particular Nightlife event was hosted by the Bay Area Science Festival – and the theme…? Zombies! So we busted out our fake blood and orange jumpsuits, and created the Zombie Apocalypse Challenge.

    Check players staging epic zombie battles, doing the Thriller dance, and screaming “braiiiiiiins” in SF’s premier natural history museum: