NUKU evokes the retro charm of text-based video games, reimagined as a Iive theatre experience.
Using puppetry and a clever mashup of old and new technology, a vacant shop becomes the play-space for the quirky, pink haired Nuku, her actions and adventures only limited by the audience’s imagination.
Built using Supercollider, iOS software/hardware and a Raspberry Pi, this retro text-based adventure interactive work was so much fun to make. Working closely again with Nick Barlow, it was great to be able to support the vision and come up with a really unique show. Audeinces are asked to communicate with Nuku through a text-based terminal. The commands of the text-advneture are then wirelessly communicated to the performer. The performer can then hear the generated spoken audio commands. Performed in a vacant shop, this quirky show offers an out-of-game experience.