Creatio Ex Nihilo

An immersive theatre game universe about human fear played in the city.

The participant had to go through a rite of passage to overcome fear and become member of the urban monastery Creatio. During the game the participant had to solve puzzles in physical space and online, meet strangers in the city and collaborate with fellow players.

Jakob la Cour build a theory and model called Pinocchio drama. The aim was to build a fictive game that would turn into actual reality like the doll Pinocchio that wish to become a real boy.

Based on ethical concerns the game was never initiated.

The game was based on a previous reality game called ‘Creatio’ which was developed by Jakob la Cour and Thomas Trøst Hansen in 2003.


A video that convey the mood of the universe