Love Data Week 2022 — Virtual Reality Open House: Killing Romeo in Fair VRona


In this VR game experience, play the role of the poor Mantuan apothecary tasked with crafting Romeo’s draught of poison in Act 5 of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Don’t dawdle! Romeo will return in 5 minutes, and you and your teammate still have to figure out the recipe.

Interact with medicinal ingredients and scientific instruments of Renaissance Europe, solve ciphers and puzzles, and ask yourself the apothecary’s question: when it comes to poisoning star-crossed lovers, does your poverty or your will consent?

Also, learn about VR game design and the resources available at the NFCDS.

In the event of inclement weather or pandemic effects precluding our ability to convene on campus, this event will be canceled.

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