Copernicus Challenge

All day

Outdoor Spaces(Start at CreateX entrance)

Suitable for ages 7+

  • Free
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Real life adventure game across CreateX

Get hands on through the Creative Industries Precinct with this large scale, real life, augmented reality adventure game. Gather your team to discover, solve and explore the hidden world of the Copernicus Guild. Get yourself on the leader board!

Teams of 1 - 5 are welcome to start. Start time is every 5 minutes.

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a participant 16 years or older. Not recommended for children under the age of 7.

The Creators

Directors of the Extraordinary

Directors of the Extraordinary is an immersive education and entertainment company, pushing the boundaries of live adventure experiences.


George Meijer from QUT is supervising a project group of QUT students.

The Making Of

How did you make it?

We at Directors of the Extraordinary have been working closely with George Meijer and QUT students to bring this project to life. Experimenting with narrative, in game characters, unique challenges, technology integration and location has pushed their thinking around experience construct.

What's the point of difference?

This is an augmented reality live gaming experience, taking place on location throughout the festival in real time.

How is this relevant to our future lives?

Immersive, game based experiences are fast becoming popular forms of entertainment. Just look at Pokémon GO. There is a movement from passive consumption of entertainment to active participation. Using a specific location as inspiration for an immersive experience lends itself to a different interpretation of what this might be.

Collaboration is key! This experience has drawn inspiration from what is already in the marketplace and the experience of those working in this field. There is scope and potential to build a local, creative hub around this market.

Getting to CreateX

Cnr Kelvin Grove Rd and Musk Avenue,
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus