- @ 2 p.m.
- Wellington High School, Wellington, New Zealand
Run at KapCon XXI, Wellington, 2012
by Anna Klein
Desperate times, desperate measures. Down on ratings, down on funding, slowing slipping off the airwaves and into oblivion, an ailing television network launched its final gambit: a pressure-cooker reality TV show where the contenders for the grand prize have to spend three months living on a submarine, deep under the ocean.
It's been three long months of claustrophobic life in the submarine for contenders and crew alike. For the contenders, it's been a non-stop barrage of interpersonal conflicts, hoops to jump and psychological mind games for the world's entertainment. For the crew, it's been life under the network's sword of damocles. In the tiny confines of the underwater vessel, everyone knew that the pay off is the prize, all else must simply be endured. It has been three long months of gritted teeth and thinking of the money at the end, if only it's all a success.
And now, at last, it's all over. With the last of the crew and only three contenders left on board, the winner has just been announced and filming has wrapped. The cameras are off, the submarine has begun its ascent and in just three hours, you're free. There's only three more hours to endure.
Argonautica is intended as a intense, experimental larp dealing with mature themes and some horror elements.