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LARGEcon 2017 - Marlowe 2020

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Westmount Centre Cinemas

2003 Westmount Shopping Centre

111th Ave and Groat Rd

Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3L7

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There are some who say that Christopher Marlowe actually wrote Shakespeare's plays. By the year 2020, everyone is too busy backstabbing each other for pocket change to care.

Marlowe 2020 is a potentially violent drama set in a stylized "dark future" setting, similar to novels like "Snow Crash", "Neuromancer" and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"; or movies like "Total Recall," "Minority Report" and "Aeon Flux." Some characteristics of this genre reflected in the game are powerful megacorporations, dangerous urban sprawl, cybernetics (implanted machines that are used to enhance the human body), artificial intelligence, vast social inequality, decadence of the rich, and postmodern blurring of the real with the simulated.

The premise for this game is simple: The plots for Shakespeare's tragedies, as reconfigured for a cyberpunk future. The names may be different, and the powers that be may be cutthroat corporations instead of cutthroat noble houses, but the likes of Romeo, Hamlet, and King Lear will be interacting in a landscape of love, betrayal, high caliber weapons, and mirrorshades.

When the warring Ace Eight and Daikaiju corporations seek neutral ground to meet and discuss business, a personality in Verona does the best thing for business and throws them a party.

Please note: For costuming, be respectful - no 'yellow-face' will be permitted. If unsure about your costume choices, please click the 'contact' button below.

To view a list of available characters, click the 'tickets' icon.

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