UK Larp Awards 2020 has awarded Odysseus as the International Larp of the Year. Odysseus, a sci-fi larp discussing the bounds of humanity, was played three times during summer 2019, with one local run and two runs for international larpers. Each run had approximately a hundred players.
"We are thrilled and grateful by this award. We had a team of over 180 volunteers working to make the game happen, and getting acknowledged for all the effort feels wonderful," comments Producer Laura Kröger. "It is especially important to us, as Finland has not hosted many international games of this scale before. We are happy that we could offer a glimpse of the Finnish larp culture to our wonderful international participants."
Odysseus was created by over 180 volunteers and partners, including professionals with decades of experience on project management, software engineering, technology, marketing, and set design among others. Together, they transformed a school building in which the game was held into a believable, high production value starship.
All the software produced to create the special effects and gadgets abroad the functioning starship have been stored on GitHub for public access to contribute to future games.
UK Larp Awards 2020: http://larpcon.co.uk/?page_id=1270
Odysseus web pages: http://www.odysseuslarp.com/
Odysseus software in GitHub: https://github.com/OdysseusLarp
Laura Kröger, Producer
Blog is written by several members of the production team.