In a time where everything’s about simulating life as we live it – video games, virtual tombsweeping – it was only so long before they came out with a death simulator. This September, the “Samadhi — 4D Experience of Death” arrives in Shanghai!
“Samadhi — 4D Experience of Death,” is a morbid “escape room” game that uses dramatic special effects to bring players close to what its creators imagine is an experience of death.When it opens in Shanghai in September 2014, it will invite participants to compete in a series of challenges to avoid “dying.” Losers get cremated — or are at least made to lie on a conveyor belt that transports them through a fake funeral home incinerator to simulate death rites.”
The mock cremator will employ hot air and light projections to convey “an authentic experience of burning.”
Winners will meet the same fate, symbolizing that you can delay death, but never truly escape it.
While researching Samadhi, mastermind Huang Wei-ping reportedly went through a crematorium’s furnace with the flames off.
We’re looking forward to ‘playing dead’ in September, though we do think they could make the death simulations a bit more Shanghai-specific. You know, replicate the feeling of asphyxiating while whiffing the outside air, or breaking your neck after tripping on that invisible step that leads up to every building, or being trampled to death for having the audacity to get off the metro before people board.
[Image via orderofthegooddeath.com]