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29 October 2014

Off the Map Gothic: the finalists!

The winners of this year's Off the Map competition, in collaboration with Gamecity and Crytek, will be announced tomorrow evening at an award ceremony in Nottingham, and we're all rather excited about it.

As you'll recall, this year's competition has a special Gothic theme to coincide with our major exhibition Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination. Accordingly, we supplied three suitable sites for the competitors to chose to recreate in video-game form, and furnished them with British Library collection items to do it with. Our shortlist of three finalist teams have each produced unique versions of one of the chosen sites. Here are their video flythroughs.

Team Shady Agents from from the University of South Wales produced this game based on  Edgar Allen Poe's novella 'Masque of the Red Death'.


Team Nix, also from University of South Wales, produced a videogame based around the author William Beckford's gothic house Fonthill Abbey


And Team Flying Buttress of de Montfort University created this version of Dracula's Whitby


Which one is your favourite? We will discover the winners tomorrow