Invisible Treasure, from FanShen

Invisible Treasure Poster

Invisible Treasure

FanSHEN produce theatre productions with the aim of giving participants something to experience, instead of something to consume. Encouraging people to participate, rather than observe.

Invisible Treasure was their digital-playground that was avaiable form the end of October until mid-November back in 2015 that – even after participating in – I couldn’t adequately explain to another, no matter how hard I tried. Fortunately, they have a video for that!

One of the department lecturers was asked by a collaberator of theirs at FanSHEN if any of his students would be interested in, or able to do some content for their Invisible Treasure show. I replied due haste to the email/request, and was apparently the first to reply. I’m quite sure that’s the only reason I got the work.

The folks at FanSHEN were looking four lightweight web games and quizzes to be used as a part of their promotional and preparational material. Most of the users would be ticket-holders to their Invisible Treasure show, purportedly to help them get into a mindset required to do well at the experience. They had all of their content designed already, all I had to do was implement it. All the project would need from me is some HTML, a bunch of Javascript and a bit of PHP with mySQL. Nothing too grand or complicated.

I quickly realised that in the time frame they were hoping for, it was going to be difficult – albeit doable – to get it all done. I could comfortably take care of two of the four pieces, so that’s what happened. Time management and delegation to the rescue! I got in touch with someone else who was very enthusiatic about working on the project, and just like that the workload was halved.

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