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Runefest 2016

We’re proud to say we’ve worked for a number of years with Jagex Games Studio on their annual RuneScape event; a fantastic one day community single game convention. RuneFest always promises to be an exciting event for new and existing fans of the game and 2016 promised to be the same. When their event management partner Multiplay briefed us we were, as always, delighted to help. With an annual event it is especially important to continually re-invent and push the boundaries creatively, something we love to do, to satisfy a die-hard audience who attend the event every year and will always expect it to be bigger and better each time.

The key challenges for 2016 were to design a space that captured the essence of the new game areas being launched in the game: Arc Islands, in this case. To successfully bring the game to life it had to be an immersive, atmospheric, imaginative and interactive experience to really create a sense of excitement and anticipation for visitors that would lead to future purchase of the game. There was the additional challenge of needing to source a new venue that would work for the event on a number of different levels – capacity, access, design, status and location.

The team at Event Prop Hire worked alongside Multiplay from early stage planning and event design through to design and installation, which meant we could really deliver on a dynamic experience and the best creative solution to achieve the event objectives.

“Runefest 2016 was one of our largest projects in 2016, and Event Prop Hire played a massive role in delivering the event for our client right from the initial stages of the event. Event Prop Hire were part of the core team for this event, and assisted in every stage of the planning of the show, right from initial site visits of the new venue, all the way through to designing and building some of the most incredible live event sets we’ve ever had at a Multiplay event. Their ability to communicate with the client directly and truly understand their needs when building up a creative narrative for the show, as well as designing truly breathtaking end results make Event Prop Hire a truly unique partner in delivering large scale events. From the work Event Prop Hire did at Runefest 2016, the event was shortlisted for the Best Visual Spectacular at the 2017 Event Production Awards.”

Josh Winward, Multiplay

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