We are Alterea Inc., an experience design startup based in Los Angeles.
Our team met as USC undergraduates creating events that blended immersive theatre, interactive gaming, and history. Our project ASCEND, which brought 500 participants together for a night of games and ancient mythology, was a finalist for the 2020 SXSW Student Innovation Awards.
We founded Alterea in 2020 to create location-based "storyliving" experiences in Los Angeles where participants could become the heroes of extraordinary stories at unforgettable locations.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world - unable to create in-person events, we shifted to digital experiences. The topic of misinformation came to our attention and we decided to create an educational, spy-themed narrative adventure game about it. We've spent nearly two years researching and creating for Agents of Influence. Along the way we've had a successful Kickstarter campaign and won the grand prize at the Aspen Institute's Information Disorder Prize Competition. Thanks to the help of thousands of people, Agents of Influence is in late production and testing, and is on its way to middle- and high-school classrooms around the country in 2023.
With live events possible again in Los Angeles we're reopening our "storyliving" projects this November with Stardust, an immersive/interactive theater experience at the Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood. Join us for a night of mystery, masquerade, and a touch of magic realism!
As of now, our interest is in building Alterea into a full-service creative studio with in-house and client projects in a variety of mediums. If you have an idea for a project, want to work with us, or simply want to have a conversation, don't hesitate to reach out.
Otherwise, stay tuned for the next chapter of the story. And remember to keep your ducks in a row.
-The Alterea Team