Over the last twenty years, video games have gone from strength to strength, with the medium finding its place in the annals of cultural history and managing to mix, rather easily, with other forms of entertainment.
The upcoming UK tour of Dear Esther is a great example of this, with the video game platform set to harmoniously blend with live performance when the show comes to the Sage, Gateshead this month.
Dear Esther is an ethereal, dramatic indie game that delves into the idea of human nature. It’s a far cry from FIFA or Skyrim and its artistic potential has bled into the world of classical music as it is now being played live in front of an audience alongside an orchestra, singers and a composer.
It is a truly eclectic idea that bends the mind as well it does to the preconceptions of video games. And of course, the game has been edited to go with the performance aspect.
It sounds like it’s going to be a unique experience for fans of video games or orchestral performances. And what’s more is that this will be the first time in its history that the Sage will be showing a live playing of a video game. It’s safe to say, however, that the same goes in many venues across the UK, making this break in tradition an exciting prospect.
The event takes place on Sunday 21st January from 8:00pm.
If you want to go see the show, tickets are on sale now and you can obtain them by calling 0191 443 4661 or by heading to sagegateshead.com where you can also find out further information about this unique event. Tickets are priced at £19.90 (£15.60 for concessions).