Mike Pondsmith’s dark future RPG is being adapted into massive high production live action events by Jackalope Live Action Studios, starting in 2019.
Jackalope Live Action Studios is proud to announce a new partnership with R. Talsorian Games to create official licensed blockbuster live action events based in the Cyberpunk 2020 universe. Focusing on recreating an immersive dark cyberpunk future, these events will have hundreds of participants participating in the high-tech low-life world of the iconic Cyberpunk RPG line, and will be the first officially license LARP events for the setting.
“Cyberpunk 2020 has been around a long time but up to now, we’ve never had a major LARP event for it,” said Mike Pondsmith, creator of Cyberpunk 2020, “We’re looking forward to seeing Cyberpunk in a whole new dimension–reality!”
“We’re extremely excited to deal with such an iconic setting, and to work with R. Talsorian in bringing this world to live. We have been fans of the RPG and the genre since we were kids, and the vision of Cyberpunk 2020 is so spot-on. The richness of the setting, the perfect tone, and just the sheer artistry of the execution. It’s an honor to bring this world into real life, at a time when the world is discovering the cyberpunk genre again in a big way,” said Matthew Webb, Creative Partner at Jackalope Live Action Studios, “We plan on bringing in not only our awesome writing and creative expertise, but also our experience with augmented reality and technology-enhanced LARP to make this a truly unique experience.”
Jackalope Live Action Studios has signed a multi-year licensing deal for the setting, and will be running immersive live action events for Cyberpunk 2020, starting in 2019 and beyond.
About Jackalope Live Action Studios
Jackalope Live Action Studios is a creative team that produces live action role-playing (LARP) experiences. Based in Austin, Texas, Jackalope produces events throughout the United States and the world. The Jackalope team combines experience with both traditional American theater and field LARP, along with inspirations from the Nordic, parlor and free-form traditions. Their team has been behind noteworthy LARPs run such as the first augmented reality LARP Planetfall and the high intensity high immersion live action event A War of Our Own.
About R. Talsorian Games
Founded in 1985, R.Talsorian is respected worldwide for its intriguing world settings, award winning products and impeccable graphic design. Beginning with Mekton, the first giant robot setting to be published in the U.S (and translated into French, German, Italian and Japanese) Talsorian soon followed up this success with the highly acclaimed Teenagers from Outer Space (Winner of the 1987 Gamers Choice award as well as being voted one of Games Magazines top 100 Games).
RTG’s most famous product, Cyberpunk, lead the explosive entry of the dark future genre into roleplaying in 1987, and has continued to break new ground ever since as it moves into it’s third edition. A richly textured world supported by a host of supplements, Cyberpunk has repeatedly been optioned for film, as well as being licensed as novels under the Time Warner label and Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering) Netrunner card series. It has also has been translated into 7 languages.