On June 10th, 2021, BoldMove announced the launch of its new Urban Experience Centre called Houba City — a location-based, all-family entertainment centre, which combines VR, AR and mixed-reality attractions in an immersive themed environment. A network of partners and experts will work together to deliver outstanding experiences to visitors worldwide. AdventureLAB’s Klaus Sommer Paulsen is proud to join the team as Integrated Storytelling Director.
The story universe created by Andre Franquin in 1952 has taken many forms and engaged audiences worldwide for decades as an established multimedia franchise. With the launch of Houba City, BoldMove brings the stories of the jungle to life in a unique urban environment and will welcome families to explore and, first of all, have fun alongside the characters. AdventureLAB will support the development by translating the original storyverse into themed experiences, ensuring an authentic interaction with the characters.
The storytelling strategy and character development are some of the focus areas for AdventureLAB within this project. Therefore, successful delivery of memorable experiences will also be supported by applying Integrated Storytelling principles— the strategic design approach developed by Klaus Sommer Paulsen. His new book “Integrated Storytelling by Design
Concepts, Principles and Methods for New Narrative Dimensions”, published by Taylor & Francis Group, with the release date on July 6th, 2021, collects these principles that will take audience engagement to the next level.
Anja D'Hondt, Queen of Happy Hearts and Managing Partner at BoldMove, comments: "It's a real pleasure to work with Klaus as he adds such valued expertise in a very engaged and inspiring way. Our new Urban Experience Centre, Houba City, requires multi-faceted storytelling across the overall experience and the gameplay of each media-based attraction. Klaus brings a refreshingly creative approach to synchronising the experiential narrative with storyline and character developments.”
Klaus Sommer Paulsen, Founder and CEO of AdventureLAB, adds: “AdventureLAB is thrilled about the opportunities created by BoldMove for the entertainment industry by uniting like-minded experts. I very much look forward to creating many Happy Worlds offering memorable and immersive experiences to visitors around the globe.”
Marsupilami is a multimedia franchise based on the original comic book with the same title, issued in 1952 by the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou. In December 2020, the Belgian based company BoldMove stroke cooperation with IP Owner Media Participations to stage world-famous comic characters in location-based entertainment and launched the new indoor concept Houba World, Marsupilami’s great adventures. And in June 2021, BoldMove launched Houba City. Read the official BoldMove news release.
AdventureLAB is an award-winning studio collective based in Denmark with a well established local and global network of partners. Founded in 2011, we work with organisations worldwide, helping them understand and create Integrated Storytelling and Experience Design for brand marketing and themed entertainment. Our services include creative strategy, creative concept development, story development, storytelling by design, learning and training in storytelling techniques for professionals. Klaus Sommer Paulsen just published a new book on Intgrated Storytelling.
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About BoldMove Nation Together with a strong network of expert partners, BoldMove Nation creates Happier Worlds for leisure, tourist and retail venues. Media-based attractions are based on proven technologies and fun gameplay around compelling stories for immersive visitor experiences. With the customer interest at heart, the BoldMove Nation team offers turnkey creative and experience design services from master planning to implementation. Houba City is the first indoor Urban Experience Centre to combine a mix of challenging VR, AR and Mixed-Media attractions in a strongly themed environment. Besides custom-built dark rides and indoor parks, BoldMove offers the double-action Smash & Reload dark ride family, Sing & Rise karaoke ride and Hybrid AR Quest. For more information visit www.boldmove-nation.com © 2021 BoldMove Nation. All Rights Reserved. © Marsupulami 2021 Dargaud-Lombard S.A